Guest: Spencer Shute of Proxima on the UAW strike; Supply chain companies invest in artificial intelligence; A look at the tasks that AI is automating

Logistics Matters with DC VELOCITY

Sep 22 2023 • 18 mins

Our guest on this week's episode is Spencer Shute, principal consultant  at Proxima, a company that provides procurement services. While negotiations are ongoing, the strike by the United Auto Workers against the big three automakers is entering its second week and may expand to other plants. Of course, the longer this goes on, the more it affects supply chains. Shute discusses the current state of the labor dispute, what may happen next, and how supply chains may be impacted.

Artificial intelligence continues to see wide adoption within supply chains. What tasks are being made more efficient with artificial intelligence, and are we seeing the quality results expected? Also, are there adequate company policies in place to govern how employees use AI?

Sticking to the theme of artificial intelligence, we also look new research into who is investing in artificial intelligence and the differences between generative AI and regenerative AI.

CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly  also offers a podcast series called Supply Chain in the Fast Lane.  It is co-produced with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.  The current series features Transportation Tech. Go to your favorite podcast platform to subscribe and to listen to past and future episodes.

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Podcast is sponsored by: PERC - The Propane Education and Research Council

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