Supply chain analytics

Focusing on the design and improvement of supply chains.

Led by Dr Hadi Ghaderi, this program is focused on the design and improvement of supply chains. With the recent advents in data science and analytics, there has never been a better time to do this!

Gartner  projects 5.5 billion smartphones and 20 billion Internet of Things devices will be in use by 2020. While exponential growth in the volume of data drives extraordinary opportunities to create value for businesses and their customers, it comes with risks and costs associated with collection, storage and maintenance of data.

Given the challenges associated with today’s unpredictable market, it is critical to make data-driven and reliable supply chain decisions. The recent advents in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in particular, are enabling us to achieve this objective.

Data science enhances the capability of our supply chain tools by sensing various data sources and providing advanced analytics for smarter decision making. Observing this growing need, the supply chain analytics program aims to build capability and harness opportunities in the following industry-demanded areas:

Real-time supply chain network optimisation

  • Development of optimisation tools which are data-driven and dynamic (e.g. dynamic routing in the presence of autonomous vehicles and dynamic pricing for revenue management)
  • Real-time inventory optimisation
  • Predictive and prescriptive resource optimisation

Supply chain visualisation and authentication

  • Scalable and smart visualisation solutions to enhance supply chain transparency and sustainability
  • Leveraging supply chain data to build advanced dashboards and data-driven key performance indicators
  • User behaviour analytics to understand and improve customer journey and loyalty

Intelligent supply chains

  • AI enabled supply chain decision making
  • Predictive risk modelling for supply chain resilience by benefiting from advanced ML and AI tools         
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