In recent years, there’s been a surge of the use of artificial intelligence — or AI — in distribution center, supply chain and logistics applications. This rapid increase is due to significant advancements in computer processing power and speed.
Businesses can now collect, organize and analyze large sets of data to gain actionable insights that help improve their responsiveness, make their operations more efficient and reduce their operating expenses. In addition, the growing sophistication of algorithms facilitates the recognition of correlations and patterns, which in turn offer highly accurate predictive capabilities.
Clearly, AI is a powerful tool that’s already transforming many aspects of the distribution industry.