SAP Adds AI-Driven Supply Chain Innovations to Support Manufacturing

SAP is deploying AI advancements in its supply chain solutions that will unleash a transformative wave of productivity, efficiency, and precision in manufacturing.

AI-driven insights from real-time data will help companies use their own data to make better decisions across supply chains, streamline product development, and improve manufacturing efficiency, according to SAP.

“Businesses today are confronted with challenges ranging from supply chain disruptions and labor shortages to geopolitical uncertainties,” said Muhammad Alam, member of the executive board of SAP SE, SAP product engineering. “SAP recognizes the imperative for agility and intelligence, driving innovation with AI-powered solutions to streamline supply chain and manufacturing processes. Companies can enhance operational efficiency and improve supply chain resiliency while delighting customers with superior service, paving the way for sustained growth and market competitiveness.”

According to SAP, accurate and relevant real-time information helps mitigate the impact that supply-chain disruptions have on suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors worldwide.

Key improvements to SAP’s supply chain solutions to support customers’ AI-centric strategy include:

  • Optimizing decisions across the supply chain with AI-driven insights: Companies can now leverage higher volumes of machine data and integrate AI-driven visual inspection by computer into their production processes, enabling a remarkable increase in quality through automation.
  • Streamlining product development: Product developers can now use SAP’s AI copilot Joule to gather and enhance new product ideas quickly and effectively using natural language queries. Joule also helps tag product designs with business data, so they visually contextualize business-critical information.
  • Detecting equipment anomalies: Using AI, asset operators can proactively address potential breakdowns based on sensor data collected from smart devices and edge gateways. This new capacity utilizes the cutting-edge Cumulocity IoT platform from Software AG, which is planned to be embedded in the SAP Asset Performance Management application in Q3.
  • Improving field response: Customers can optimize driving routes and allocate job assignments efficiently with integrated real-time traffic data and machine-learning-trained models, which enable the right field service technicians to reach their destinations on time.

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