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Procurement Functions a PC Cannot Perform

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Eldredge
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One other thing
Eldredge   10/30/2012 8:10:08 PM
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One other thing that humans can do is to bring past experience to bear on a current situation or set of circumstances, and recognize a pattern or underlying issue that may not be readily apparent in pure transactional data.

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Re: PC vs. humans
TaimoorZ   10/29/2012 5:50:35 AM
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@Bolaji: I don't think there's anything that a computer can do and a human cannot. But obviously the computers can do things much faster and with greater accuracy so what a computer can do is not to make mistakes whereas a human is likely to make them.



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Re: Human factor is crucial
TaimoorZ   10/29/2012 5:43:22 AM
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"Especially in case of purchase related decisions the final face to face negotiation is very important. Just the body language of the party sitting opposite , can tell you much more than those thousands of printouts your computer may churn out."

@prabhakar: I agree the human decision-making element is very crucial and that's not something easy to do away with. However, companies are also looking to incorporate that into information systems with the help of Machine Learning and AI. The aim is to analyze past data and come up with a prediction or make a decision about the future the same way as a human would.

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Human interventation to prevent counterfiet parts
_hm   10/28/2012 9:24:53 AM
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Also, some form of human intervention is required for complinace like - conflict minerals, counterfiet parts etc.

 

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Re: Human factor is crucial
WaqasAltaf   10/28/2012 12:10:55 AM
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@ Anna

I would recreate an old question again. Do you think computer automation of business activities will result in cut down of employment of humans or in the long run the humans will benefit (from the employment perspective) from the automation of activities ?

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Re: Human factor is crucial
Anna young   10/27/2012 6:22:25 PM
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We at the end have to accept that we will see more computer automation of many of the business activities humans currently do. The end result will be definitely fewer humans involved though this won't mean humans won't continue to be the originator of the ideas and strategies behind corporate actions.

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Re: time is coming though
Douglas Alexander   10/26/2012 12:52:05 PM
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@All, I am out for about a week. Look for additional blogs around 1 November. Thanks.

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Re: Human factor is crucial
Douglas Alexander   10/26/2012 12:46:49 PM
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@WaqasAltaf, CAH (Computer Aided Homework) is a critical discipline.

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Re: Human factor is crucial
Douglas Alexander   10/26/2012 12:24:37 PM
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@Prabhakar, Excellent point about body language. You've been at the negotiating table.

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Re: Human factor is crucial
WaqasAltaf   10/26/2012 12:15:58 PM
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@ Prabhakar

No doubts that the end result is based on human interaction capability but the home-work, that makes you more comfortable and aware of the impact of an agreement on the negotiation table, can only be provided through the data and analytics.

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