The Artificial Intelligence Digital Network Era in the Supply Chain
The vulnerabilities in the global supply chain that emerged with the pandemic accelerated digital transformation. Cerebrum Tech founder, Dr. Erdem Erkul, pointed out that the use of new generation technologies such as artificial intelligence, IoT and digital twins in supply chain management will spread to 2026 percent of the industry all over the world. intensive sequential planning approach has begun to give way to a digital supply network structure in which technologies that develop with the focus of simultaneity and speed are emerging. Concurrent planning ecosystems established by companies with vendors, suppliers and logistics partners provide many important competitive advantages.
The vulnerabilities created by the Covid-19 pandemic in the global supply chain are deepening due to the Russia-Ukraine war, the China-US tension and the turmoil in the global economy. In this process, companies’ orientation to develop digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotic automation accelerates against the risks in their supply chains. Stating that new generation technologies allow supply chain management to be completely reconfigured, Turkey-based global new generation technology company Cerebrum Tech founder and chairman of the board Dr. Erdem Erkul said: “The supply chain is a data-intensive and analytical process. The main risks that can be encountered in the supply chain; These can be supplier-driven, manufacturer supply and demand-driven, logistics and environmental factors. With the development of artificial intelligence, more accurately people’s ability to use artificial intelligence accelerates a digital transformation in supply chain processes to reduce errors, reduce costs and speed up decision-making mechanisms The sequential planning approach, which is based on human labor and is shaped by the final output data of the process , is beginning to give way to a digital supply network structure in which emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain-based Internet of Things stand out with a focus on synchronicity and speed.This new approach offers companies a competitive advantage by optimizing their supply chain honor.”
Digitization will reach 3% in 25 years
According to the analysis announced by Gartner, the rate of use of digital technologies in supply chain management of companies around the world will reach 25 percent in 2026. Stating that the areas of use of new generation digital technologies are expanding day by day, Dr. Erkul said, “Long-haul supply chains can be optimized with applications such as logistics technologies, warehouse management, matching freight loads with carrying capacity, and cost-effective routing. Investments in this field have almost reached the level of investments in financial technologies. Since it is not possible to change the existing intercontinental supply chains for many products in the short-medium term, it has become very critical for companies to make efficient supply plans and transport these products in the most efficient way. Robotization is emerging in the storage and distribution processes. Robots (Co-Bots) that interact directly with humans in the facilities reduce labor costs by combining artificial intelligence and human intelligence, while maintaining the positive effects of human control. The rapid progress in recognition technologies in recent years, combined with the support of artificial intelligence, enables employees to complete very complex production stages without making mistakes, increasing productivity and improving quality control processes.
Digital twins enable process optimization
Emphasizing that it is important for companies to create simultaneous planning ecosystems with suppliers, providers and logistics partners, Dr. Erkul said: “Internet of Things (IoT) technologies enable the creation of digital twins of production processes, so that the production facility planning, assembly and station designs can be simulated simultaneously. In this way, optimization of production processes becomes easier. With the XNUMXD Simulations and Metaverse applications speed up the training of the workforce, the design processes and the processes to bring the product to the customer.
With the evolving 3D printer technologies, companies find the opportunity to produce a wide range of parts, semi-finished products or products every day. In this way, they are able to shorten their production processes by avoiding having to depend on many and long-distance suppliers. It is very important for companies to keep up with this simultaneous digital ecosystem. However, it is difficult for this transformation to happen in one step at a time. By determining the priority areas and determining the steps to be taken, each company can create its own ecosystem.”