Getting Ready for the Future

Michael Gravier, Bryant University


Inventory has always been the lifeblood of supply chains—and its management is about to get much more competitive. The main reason is technology, and a lot has been written on the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IOT), robots, and other technologies. If inventory is the lifeblood of supply chains, labor is the nervous system. Soon a lot more is going to be written on the lack of talent skilled enough to use the technology.