Logistics : στον δρόμο της αυτοματοποίησης & της τεχνητής νοημοσύνης
Logistics : on the road to automation & artificial intelligence
KeywordsLogistics ; Αυτοματοποίηση ; Τεχνητή νοημοσύνη ; Εφοδιαστική αλυσίδα ; Τεχνολογία ; Συστήματα
The selected topic of the thesis, by the author Gatirdaki Stavroula, is inspired by a panel discussion that took place during the pandemic period, in November 2021. It is important to mention that this session was held in the context of the 2nd Innovation Forum, entitled "Innovation drives developments", which took place at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre and was co-organised by the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens. The speakers of the session "Logistics - On the Road to Automation and Artificial Intelligence", who participated, referred to the challenges faced by the logistics and transport sector during the pandemic period, combined with the acceleration of the implementation of automation and digitalization solutions. It should be noted that the panel speakers are important names in multinational companies and ministries such as Development and Transport. Based on this talk that caused interest to the author, the paper will have analysis reports on the importance of automation and artificial intelligence, as these new technologies exert substantial influences on the logistical changes of a company. At the same time, however, and based on relevant research collected by the author, there will be relevant example reports to show the positive or negative effects on the supply chain configuration in the near future of companies from the presence of artificial intelligence and automation. As these new technologies evolve at a rapid pace, we understand through the work that they are dynamically integrated into companies and into the everyday life of our society. At the same time, enough information is provided on their use in conjunction with all stages of the supply chain in the political authority of a company that promotes, implements, and integrates these new technologies into its operational potential. From the analyses to be reported, it is expected that automation and robots will replace human workers in the near future, but it is not that simple! Organizations should not rely entirely on robotic automated systems but should seriously consider whether they will better support their human workforce.