Kartik Kinhal is Senior Manager for engineering, intelligent automation & continuous improvement at Applied Materials Inc. He is responsible for leadership, management and direction to the supply chain operations in automation and technology research, and for exploring AI options in the market space and educating the enterprise on these opportunities. Kinhal manages large-scale, complex projects and programs that impact Applied's operations and product organizations and develops, implements and deploys machine learning, analytics, robotic process automation and AI systems across the organization. He also designs, builds and improves processes and systems that contribute to operational excellence and scalability. Kinhal has acted as a consultant to global teams for operation initiatives such as smart manufacturing, scheduler deployment, lost time reduction and capacity planning process.

How AR & AI Can Transform Logistics

Industry 4.0 technology and its rapid adoption during the pandemic has assisted many businesses in navigating labor and productivity challenges by streamlining factory and process workflows. Augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and IoT continue to make their way into supply chain operations and logistics, driving new levels of efficiencies with increased cost avoidance.…