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SNC-Lavalin part of ‘AI in supply chain’ supercluster

Over 80 Canadian companies, 26 business associations, and 12 Canadian academic institutions have joined forces in support of the technology advances possible within the AI-powered Supply Chain Supercluster.


SNC-Lavalin is participating in the “AI-powered Supply Chain Supercluster”, one of five superclusters selected to receive funding from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) Innovation Supercluster Initiative (ISI).

“Our ultimate goal is to contribute to Canadian world leadership in intelligent and sustainable supply chains, enabled by best-in-class applied AI R&D capabilities, said Neil Bruce, president/CEO, SNC-Lavalin, in a company release.

“We will work collaboratively on specific projects of common interest and strong value-add potential for participants in this industry-led innovation ecosystem. Our recent acquisitions of Atkins and Data Transfer Solutions (DTS) means we have enhanced capabilities in this area to bring to this collaboration for Canada.”

The Canadian engineering giant’s participation in the supercluster will provide it access to partners in artificial intelligence, experience further digital integration of finance, design and the physical stages of asset’s construction, gain efficiencies in project execution and develop long-term digital skills, benefitting both the organization and the nation.

The AI-Powered Supply Chain Supercluster has been incorporated as SCALE.AI (Supply Chains and Logistics Excellence.AI). Over 80 Canadian companies, 26 business associations, and 12 Canadian academic institutions have joined forces in support of the technology advances possible within the consortium.

SCALE.AI will address four key gaps slowing down the adoption of intelligent supply chains: interoperability of technologies; access to high-capacity data/cloud computing for firms of all sizes; shortage of data science talent; investment in start-up innovations.