Publication Date

Spring 4-4-2023


School of Business


Business Administration


Artificial Intelligence, Supply Chain, Machine Learning, AI, Michael Porter, Competitive Advantage, Supply Chain Technologies, Supply Chain Risk Management, Industry 4.0


Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Operations and Supply Chain Management | Technology and Innovation


The focus of this paper is on the topics of artificial intelligence and supply chain management and how artificial intelligence-enabled supply chains provide organizations with competitive advantages. The supply chain’s adoption of data collection technologies as part of digital transformation and movements of industry 4.0 creates a strong foundation for artificial intelligence analytics. Artificial intelligence has three branches sensing and interacting, decision-making, and learning. Each branch uses its algorithms and serves a different purpose for the business. Artificial intelligence-enabled supply chains create unique, inimitable competitive advantages that fit Michael Porter’s five forces.