FCT NOVA researchers study the effectiveness of a new supply chain optimization tool


Thyssen Krupp Materials Processing Europen recently introduced "Pacemaker", an AI-based software that ensures a smooth material flow and less resource consumption.

A team from the NOVA School of Science and Technology carried out the study of the tool's performance and its effectiveness. Leading the team of researchers was António Grilo, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management and researcher at UNIDEMI, with the collaboration of Regina Bispo and Isabel Gomes, professors in the Department of Mathematics and researchers at NOVA Math, and from PhD student in Industrial Engineering, Francisco Melro.

This new tool makes it possible to increase the security of supply, reduce stocks and, thus, make the production process more efficient. The algorithm is already being used by some automotive industry suppliers in the Portuguese industrial park Autoeuropa.

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More speed in the supply chain: The AI solution "Pacemaker" from thyssenkrupp (Thyssen Krupp)