Autonomous planning is increasingly being embraced as a supply chain solution to augment the ongoing worker shortage.
Requiring a closed-loop planning approach utilizing a fully automated technology platform, autonomously integrated systems have the ability to oversee and control supply chains from end to end, using data and technology to plan even before orders are placed. Autonomous planning also requires moving past just the technology to include the processes and people involved.
Chris Morgan, senior director of research and development at MHI member Bastian Solutions, said industry stakeholders would be well-served to review order data and stock-keeping unit (SKU) patterns to deduce the quickest route to optimize fulfillment.
This process generally includes the incorporation of two types of information: pre-determined data based upon historical records, and dynamic weighted decisions based upon product migration and traffic patterns in the environment…