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Breakfast seminar | Human-AI integration for operations and supply chain management - 30 May 2024

We hosted a breakfast seminar for practitioners to learn about enhancing operations and supply chain management through AI integration. Professor Anand Nair led the session, exploring the practical applications of AI in business, with a focus on manufacturing, healthcare, and retail.

During this dynamic session, participants learned how to use AI for better inventory management, improved forecasting accuracy, and optimal capacity planning. Professor Anand Nair drew from his extensive experience in process improvement and technology implementation, offering insights and strategies that can directly improve business operations.

Key takeaways for practitioners included:

  • Understanding the role of AI in improving supply chain resilience and efficiency
  • Strategies for integrating AI tools for real-time decision making and process automation
  • Case studies highlighting successful AI applications in diverse sectors.

This seminar was designed for supply chain professionals and anyone interested in using AI to enhance business performance. It provided an excellent opportunity for executives, managers, and academics to gain valuable knowledge and network over breakfast.

About Anand Nair

Professor and Jeff Bornstein Faculty Fellow in the Supply Chain and Information Management academic area at Northeastern University

Professor Anand Nair has worked with organizations in manufacturing, healthcare, and retail sectors on issues such as inventory management, forecasting, pricing, capacity planning, lean systems, manufacturing planning and control, quality management, contracting, product development, process improvement and technology implementation. His research examines how firms, teams, and individuals learn, adapt, and organize to manage processes, supplies, technology, and innovation, and the associated performance implications.

He teaches operations and supply chain management to MBA, Executive-MBA, undergraduate, and doctoral students. As a part of his teaching, he has incorporated simulation games, case studies, and company sponsored student projects.

Professor Nair holds the Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) designation from ASCM (The Association of Supply Chain Management) and has completed the deep learning specialization from Deeplearning.AI and Data Science Methodology certification from IBM.

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