Schneider Electric: A Veteran Company at Technology's Cutting Edge

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Schneider Electric: A Veteran Company at Technology's Cutting Edge

Artificial intelligence and machine learning: When it comes to supply chain processes, there's hype — and there's reality.
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Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:05pm

Some think of the technology as disruptive, but at its current level of maturity, AI is really more of a “foundational technology,” says Brian Tessier, vice president of global supply chain innovation at Schneider Electric. You could place it on the maturity curve near blockchain, he says.

Over the course of the next three to five years, however, Tessier says the ability to assimilate, assess and make informed decisions from data sources at the edges of customer experience — as well as the far ends of Schneider Electric’s supply chain — will allow the company to be much more agile, fluid and profitable. AI will be used in robotic process automation, and eventually, it will also start to change workforce management.

“Supply chain right now is very data-rich but insight-poor, and we stand on the precipice of having the capability to turn it into wisdom,” Tessier said in an interview at Kinexions, the annual event for Kinaxis customers and partners.

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