Asahi Kasei aims to use materials informatics to connect all of its business units together

July 23, 2019
Accelerating Materials Innovation More...
by Xiao Zhong
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After the announcement of hiring 500 materials informatics experts, Asahi Kasei recently made another claim that it is trying to use materials informatics to connect all aspects of its business operations. As data across the business are interconnected, the company hopes to leverage AI and data analytics to identify new insights that can bring down costs as well as accelerate innovation. In terms of materials informatics strategy, Asahi is certainly leading the way – but whether such a large-scale project can bear fruit or will just become another failure case study on the road toward digital transformation will depend on the company's data situation, financial commitment, as well as talent management.

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