SCDigest Expert Insight: Supply Chain by Design

…One of the interesting stories he told was how they did quality control on their potato chips… What Do You Say? I always like learning about new applications of machine learning algorithms to improve operations.  And, I especially like ones that are easy to explain.  I ran across one such application in a podcast interview of Frito-Lay’s Brendan O’Donohoe where he was discussing the potato chip supply chain.  One of the interesting stories he told was how they did quality control on their potato chips.  After the chips are produced, they are sent down a 60 mph conveyor belt to be packaged in bags for consumers.  This conveyor belt is the last chance to make sure that all the chips live up the Frito-Lay’s quality and size standards.  Soon after…


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