Monitor news and social media to identify issues before they arise
It's a real challenge for large industrial firms to monitor their complex supply chain networks. Typically, it means rthey have to integrate a large and diverse range of datasets.
They may well need to integrate their company's internal data with openly available data about what the weather's doing, political and security activities, conditions on road and rail and at sea, client or supplier demographics, financial performance... and even chatter and discussions on social media.
Imagine how artificial intelligence could improve this. Or instead of imagining it, take a look at how our IBM Research team has created a supply chain dashboard supplemented with AI to monitor news content to identify potential problems before they arise.