Author Ari Kaplan

AI Evangelist, DataRobot

Kaplan is a leading figure in data science, sports analytics, and business leadership. High profile roles include creating the Chicago Cubs analytics department, President of the investigation into the fate of Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg, and President Emeritus of the worldwide Oracle User Group.

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AI Across Industries
The Demand Forecasting Challenge: Taking a Bite Out of the Supply Chain with AI
September 23, 2020
· 2 min read

Staying in tune with consumer demands can be challenging, especially when these demands change almost daily. Tracking consumption patterns to predict demand is a monumental task. Previously, solving this problem involved spreadsheets or legacy statistical methods. But with automation and machine learning, artificial intelligence can help organizations slice through mounds of data to get more accurate and timely insights on consumer demand . Machine learning can build forecasts for hundreds of thousands of items and consider all of the minute details for each one of them, from seasonality to sales history. For example, automated machine learning can easily create separate models on clusters of products, using unsupervised ML techniques, to make predictions even more granular such as by store, week, and SKU.

September 23, 2020
· 2 min read
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