How can we use artificial intelligence to analyse data?
Each part of the supply chain requires different information to make decisions. Once you know what analysis you need, you can decide what information is required.
If you look at the diagram below, which depicts the whole Artificial Intelligence (AI) process from concept to visualisation, you will see that each step of the process feeds into the next and back to its predecessor. Defining your analysis, data requirements and processing is an iterative process. The more you know, the more you want to know.
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Select one stage of the milk production process and think of a single analysis that a business might require – for instance, ‘how many bottles does the bottling plant need tomorrow?’
We have started at the ‘ask the interesting question’ stage; next we need to think about what data we might need. Follow your way around the diagram thinking through each stage.
The more you think about each stage, the more you might like to take a step back and add more analysis, which requires more data from more sources, which – in turn – prompts you to think of other, similarly useful analyses.
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