Story originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on May 19, 2020, produced in partnership with WSJ Custom Content. Excerpts from the story below. To see the full story visit

In late 2019, one forecast predicted the market for artificial intelligence in management of supply chains to grow 47% a year, compounded annually through 2027.1 As more companies turn to data-rich machine learning-based solutions, it begs the question of how exactly the wealth of information available can be best employed, particularly in the uncertain environment created in the wake of COVID-19.