SCALE AI has chosen to focus on four supply chain users most impacted by an impending artificial intelligence (AI) revolution:

  • Consumer and retail (key focus)
  • Industrial goods and manufacturing (key focus)
  • Infrastructure and construction
  • Healthcare

SCALE AI also unites the following solution providers to support the above sectors in implementing AI-powered solutions:

  • AI and digital technology providers
  • Supply chain solution providers

It’s important to note that technologies developed as part of SCALE AI are applicable to business challenges faced by many other Canadian sectors, including aerospace, mining, utilities and oil and gas.

Real-world applications of AI technologies could include:

  • Optimizing aerospace manufacturers global supply & distribution networks and spare parts inventory with machine learning
  • Using social media data to forecast demand and drive assortment in large retailers local stores to optimize upstream supply chain
  • Synchronizing the position of trucks in real-time and offering re-routing to reduce delivery time
  • Using mobile robots with pattern recognition to automate warehouse operations and develop autonomous AI-enabled drones to accelerate delivery
  • Developing smart high-fidelity car models that drastically reduce consumer warranty claims