Recent Posts by Sivakumar Lakshmanan

Sivakumar is Executive Vice President and practice leader for Antuit’s Forecasting & Supply Chain Analytics business line.

Empowering the Frontline: Inside Grupo Bimbo’s AI-powered Transformation


Following our well-received presentations with Walgreens’ Andy Kettlewell at this year’s NRF and RILA LINK shows, we were fortunate to present another testimonial breakout session—this time from a CPG perspective—at Gartner’s annual Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo in Orlando. 

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A Closer Look at Walgreens’ AI-Powered Demand Planning Transformation



Among the highlights of our most recent retail trade event appearances—NRF in New York and RILA LINK in Orlando—were our well-received feature presentations, spotlighting one of our major success stories among national retailers, our partnership with Walgreens.  

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Food Waste, Food Insecurity and AI

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Artificial intelligence has been used widely to address a huge righty variety of business challenges and opportunities. Where it hasn’t been deployed all that often is in the area of sustainability and general corporate responsibility.

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Consumption Sensing – an Introduction

Consumption Sensing: Leveraging AI/ML to predict the shift in consumption patterns across the short, medium, and long-term horizon, leveraging internal and external data such as sales history, inventory, market share, shopper’s basket, macro-, and micro-events.
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The Supply Chain of the Future is Here. Are you ready?

You’re sitting on a balcony, scanning the news on your mobile. You tap the app of your favorite local coffee house to order your caffeinated beverage of choice. Based on your preferences, the app recommends an exotic coffee sourced from Indonesia, and you decide to try it. Ten minutes later, you hear a distinctive buzz coming towards you. You take your double latte from the drone hovering at your elbow, sip and sigh. Life is good.

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