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Permutable establishes partnership with two universities to develop supply chain research


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Permutable AI today publishes the results of its recent supply chain research project. The AI start up has established a partnership with two universities to develop research into the deployment of artificial intelligence-based-analysis to examine supply chains for their environmental, social and governance performance.

Bringing academics and businesses together

The partnership is with Bournemouth University Business School and the Institute of Business, Law and Society of St Mary’s University, London The research is led by Professor Merlin Stone of St Mary’s and Dr Kaouther Kooli of Bournemouth. Professor Stone is a leading expert on the latest developments in information management, particularly information platforms and the use of artificial intelligence in marketing and strategy. He has worked on many industrial projects on the deployment of advanced information systems. Dr Kooli is an expert in the use of digital techniques in marketing and in business to business marketing, She has particular expertise relating to the global clothing industry.

Identifying the crucial role of AI in supply chains

The team will be producing a series of papers bringing together the work of Permutable with the research published by academics and research organisations worldwide, to identify the contribution that artificial intelligence can make to helping managers, investors and other make decisions about their supply chains. The first paper, which demonstrates the results of using Permutable’s technology to analyse retail supply chains, can be found here.


Permutable has seen considerable interest in its AI products over the past year and its clients are already benefiting from high-impact and meaningful solutions and a competitive advantage attained through the deployment of AI in their core business functions.


Wilson Chan, CEO and Co-founder commented, “We are really excited about the partnership with Bournemouth and St Mary’s. Their research will help show the world how critical it is that supply chains are analysed using our data and technology. We expect that everyone concerned to ensure that their companies comply with environmental legislation and regulations will take a strong interest in their research.


Professor Stone said, “It’s really important that academics and businesses co-operate closely in research in the area of environmental performance. Too often, academic and commercial work diverges, or academic work trails commercial work by years. We will be ensuring that this kind of gap does not emerge in this area.”

Further information on Permutable’s supply chain research project

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