Despite widespread migration to the cloud, a need for both centralized and decentralizedcomputing is emerging. Edge computing is a distributed computing architecture that brings computation and data storagecloser to the location where it is needed instead of in centralized data centers (i.e., the cloud), which improves response timesand saves bandwidth. Enterprises can leverage edge computing to maximize the value of the data derived from connectedthings, generating insights much faster. Organizations can leverage edge AI to optimize a range of operations. At the sametime, Demand Planners can benefit by using it to generate faster data-driven insights, update forecasts in near real-time,optimize inventory, and shape ...

From Issue: Building a Holistic Supply Chain with Consumption-Based Forecasting & Planning
(Fall 2020)

Edge Computing & Its Role in the Future of Demand Planning