人工智能对世界各地的技术进行了显着的改变。然而，也许AI最显着的潜力是其在供应链行业中的作用。 人工智能已将供应链流程从被动式变为主动式，这在未来数据驱动流程的运行方式上将产生更大的变化。人工智能在供应链中的真正作用是增强和增强人类智能和决策能力。根据Supplyframe的专家所说，这与某些人认为过时的智能有很大不同。 人工智能在供应链中扮演着双重角色。首先是使整个供应链功能中的重复性任务和流程自动化。第二是实现战略决策和协作的新形式。 随着诸如AI和ML（机器学习）之类的技术在供应链中变得越来越普遍，供应链管理软件提供商Kinaxis相信这些工具可以提供帮助，但前提是公司必须确定业务问题的根源。否则，对AI的投资将无法获得回报。 大流行迫使几乎每个行业的公司重新考虑其供应链。这种推动使工业从对其他国家的依赖转移到了提高自身生产材料能力的新目标。 因此，通过使用AI来缩小和本地化供应链流程的价值比以往更加明显。这使AI成为至关重要的工具。 人工智能具有巨大的潜力来影响全球供应链。它可以接管费时且容易出错的手动工作。萨里大学法学院法学和健康科学教授，萨里大学医学兼职助理教授赖安·阿伯特（Ryan Abbott）表示，这可以使人工智能更有效地预测需求，缩短交货时间，降低成本并接管客户支持角色。加州大学洛杉矶分校戴维·格芬医学院。 他对TechNewsWorld表示：“涉及数百个采购，生产和分销系统的全球物流网络的复杂性使AI的使用对于确保做出明智而敏捷的决策至关重要。”
原文题目：AI's Potential to Manage the Supply Chain
原文：Artificial intelligence has made noticeable changes to technologies around the world. Perhaps AI's most notable potential, however, is its role in the supply chain industry.AI has changed the supply chain process from reactive to proactive, which creates a larger change in how data-driven processes will operate in the future. The true role of AI in the supply chain is to enhance and augment human intelligence and decision making. That is much different than what some people view as making human intelligence obsolete, according to experts at Supplyframe.AI has a twofold role in supply chains. The first is automating repetitive tasks and processes across supply chain functions. The second is realizing new forms of strategic decision making and collaboration.As technologies like AI and ML (machine learning) become more commonly used in supply chains, Kinaxis, a supply chain management software provider, believes that these tools can help, but only when companies identify the root of the business issues. Otherwise, investments in AI will not pay off.The pandemic has forced companies in almost every industry to rethink their supply chains. That push has moved industries away from reliance on other nations to a new goal of improving their own capabilities to produce materials.Because of this, the value of shrinking and localizing the supply chain process through the use of AI is more apparent than ever. That positions AI to be a vital tool.AI has tremendous potential to impact the global supply chain. It can do this by taking over time-consuming and error-prone manual work. This can involve AI more efficiently predicting demand, improving delivery times, reducing costs, and taking over customer support roles, according to Ryan Abbott, professor of law and health sciences at the University of Surrey School of Law and adjunct assistant professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA."The complexity of global logistics networks involving hundreds of sourcing, production, and distribution systems makes the use of AI critical to ensuring smart and agile decisions," he told TechNewsWorld.
原文作者：Jack M. Germain