248: Plan, Automate and Optimize, with Optimal Dynamics


Today I’m joined by Optimal Dynamics, a cutting-edge tech company that is utilizing next-generation artificial intelligence to enable logistics companies to better plan, optimize and automate strategic, tactical and real-time operational decisions.

Optimal Dynamics was founded to bring advanced AI to the logistics industry, in order to help companies automate and optimize operations. A by-product of 40 years of world-leading research and development, Optimal Dynamics’ underlying technology has managed billions of dollars of assets for some of the largest companies in the world.

Today Daniel Powell, founder and CEO at Optimal Dynamics, joins me to chat all about the company: what they do; the role of education in innovation; and why fully realized AI solutions are the future of supply chain.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

 

[06.31] Daniel’s career journey, and how, and why, he came to found Optimal Dynamics.

“I backed into where I am now, not intentionally – through realizing that being Gordon Gecko was much cooler in a movie!”

[09.06] An overview of Optimal Dynamics – what they do, and how they help their customers.

[13.35] An explanation of CORE.ai and how it sits behind the Optimal Dynamics platform.

“Core.ai is the underlying engine behind the Optimal platform; it’s the building block of 40 years of research and development, to help make decisions in uncertain environments.”

[15.17] The reality of AI within the logistics industry right now.

[20.48] A closer look at the Optimal Dyanimcs product and how it can help with day to day logistics operations.

“When we think of our plans, we think of resilient, self-healing operations.”

[23.40] Future Visibility™ and how visibility, and the insights that it brings, can help to facilitate effective optimization and collaboration.

“[If the logistics team have information earlier], they can collaborate with their teams and figure out freight that fits well for their network, not just a band aid.”

[27.35] Optimal Dynamics’ easy, phased implementation and integration process.

[29.15] The role of learning and education within Optimal Dynamics’ ethos, why it’s so important and why it sets them apart.

“Education is part of our DNA… Robust learning and impact is going to eventually drive innovation, but innovating to innovate is not who we are.”

[31.24] The ideal customer for Optimal Dynamics.

[32.24] A look at the impact and ROI that the Optimal Dynamics platform is delivering for its customers.

[34.51] The future for Optimal Dynamics.

“We’ll be spreading our application as far and wide as we can, throughout logistics and supply chain, to help every company make better decisions.”

 

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Head over to Optimal Dynamics’ website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too. You can also connect with Optimal Dynamics and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn, or you can connect with Daniel on LinkedIn.

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