In partnership with the Government of Canada’s scale.ai programme, supply chain specialist Nulogy has launched a collaborative initiative to make Canada an “international leader in the field of artificial intelligence applied to supply chains”.
The industry-led project involves a number of companies – like Nulogy – that have received investment to drive the scale.ai vision of AI-powered logistics forward, and CEO of Nulogy Jason Tham addressed representatives at a launch event on June 27, 2019.
According to a statement, Nulogy’s project involves the application of AI to “the late-stage customization phase” of the consumer goods supply chain and will see the company work alongside Canadian suppliers like Mars Canada.
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As part of the initiative, suppliers cooperating with Nulogy will leverage AI and its Agile Customization Platform to digitize this part of the supply chain.
@nulogy is proud to be leading the @AISupplyChain Supercluster on Agile Supply Chains with our collaborators @MarsGlobal and other leading supply chain companies as announced by our Minister of Innovation @NavdeepSBains and Dean of Engineering @UWaterloo Pearl Sullivan pic.twitter.com/P5a7bB8BA7
— Jason Tham (@jdtham) June 27, 2019
Jon Willis, Head of Supply Chain at Mars Canada, said: ““Through this initiative, we expect to dramatically improve collaboration and reduce waste, with our external manufacturing and packaging suppliers.
“As the retail and consumer landscape continues to be disrupted, agility is more important than ever for manufacturers like Mars.
“We are excited to work with our strategic late-stage customization suppliers and alongside Nulogy to be part of this groundbreaking Canadian-led innovation that will set an example for supply chains around the globe.”
— ventureLAB (@ventureLABca) June 27, 2019
Julien Billot, CEO of scale.ai, also commented: “Through scale.ai, the Canadian government is committed to fostering industry collaborations that will further strengthen Canada’s already leading position on AI and digitalization of global supply chains.
“We’re delighted to see award recipient and Canadian success story, Nulogy, working with global leaders like Mars to explore the incredible potential artificial intelligence offers to tackle some of the toughest challenges within consumer goods manufacturing environments.”
Tham added: “We would like to thank the government for sponsoring this important initiative and we look forward to embarking on this work that promises to put Canada on the world stage of AI-powered supply chain innovation.”