Due to the recent pandemic, it has become extremely apparent that the supply chain industry was unable to react to shocks in demand, which resulted in a shortage of goods in stores or an overstock of inventory in warehouses. Because of this realization, the manufacturing industry is seeking growth in areas such as AI, where improvements can be found such as new data insights, the automation of processes, and performance improvement. This article dives into implementing intelligent planning which would focus on planning for changes in demand with AI to help to improve visibility and efficiency by monitoring the flow of information, services, and goods from procurement to manufacturing. Additionally, the passage covers environmental, social, and governance factors that are affected by the AI in manufacturing movement. Finally, the author touches on building better relationships while advancing in automation by using an omnichannel support platform.

https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/how-ai-is-helping-manufacturers-win-the-efficiency-race/