Leveraging AI and Big Data in Logistics Operations

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Wednesday, February 24, 2021

To get the best outcomes from their AI and digital twin technology, they must have access to the precise data.

FREMONT, CA: AI in logistics has undergone many transformations. With several companies in supply chain and logistics transforming, the influence of advanced technology is boosting at considerable speed. To maintain a competitive sector in the field, firms know that it is vital to use AI and Big Data in day-to-day operations. AI-driven concepts are being introduced, but they aren't new to the logistics sector. Elements of AI are now used for predictive analytics concerning intelligent transportation and route planning, demand planning, etc. Learn more here.

The existence of seamlessly accessible data isn't new, but the way it harnesses is changing. Despite AI existing on a smaller scale without scaling volume, velocity, or variety, new data types have evolved during the last few years. There has been a considerable increase in the speed of how data is generated and changes. Now, big data makes sure that gathered information can be used in actionable methods. Introducing all data from the supply chain, analyzing it, finding patterns, and offering insight to the supply chain's link is seen as key steps forward.

A critical potential needed to improve process performance is mastering the big data management lifecycle. Companies need to ingest and process their data across diverse sources, including external data sets like weather, geopolitical implications, event calendars, or social commentary information. This then must be analyzed, in real-time, to offer immediate insights that can assist them in managing their operations, whether that is an easily automated check-in at the airport or monitoring temperature-controlled trucks offering perishables that will be rendered useless if the temperature changes. It requires gathering, storing, and processing intelligent data at the edge itself to make real-time personalized actions needed to allow an efficient logistics cycle.

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