Global supply chains tend to work with uncanny efficiency—that is, until they get disrupted by a global pandemic, a resultant run on computer chips, or an errant 220,000-ton container ship that finds itself stuck sideways in the Suez Canal. But increasingly, the impact of these events can be mitigated by a new supply chain “superpower”: Artificial Intelligence (AI). “We helped whole governments to source faster, better, and smarter, and then also set themselves up for a better way of dealing with these pandemic-like situations,” said Peter Ebert, Head of Partnerships & Sales Americas at scoutbee. Here, Ebert talks with Linda Dunn, Faculty Director of Georgetown’s Master’s in Supply Chain Management program, about how AI is transforming the field.
SCS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the University community. Currently, all summer term courses will continue through distance instruction.
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