Inventory Manager

Business Support

Job Still Minimally Affected by AI Due to Its Physical Dimension


level of automation


Our comments:

⚠️ Although eight criteria, including the complexity and creativity of primary tasks and associated risk levels, indicate this job has significant automation potential, its physical dimension acts as a substantial hurdle to further automation

The Inventory Manager’s role encompasses administrative duties and physical responsibilities. Although AI systems can enhance stock level monitoring and aid in reorder processes, the organization and arrangement of warehouses rely on manual dexterity and human perception.

While AI can propose enhancements, practical implementation within the physical warehouse environment necessitates human intervention. Consequently, despite the potential for productivity gains offered by AI, the hands-on aspect of the role continues to be paramount.

This section reviews the 3 main tasks associated with the job studied and assesses the potential level of automation induced by AI ('AI Automation Impact').
The modeling uses 8 criteria detailed on the 'Methodology' page.
Tasks AI Automation Impact
Track stock levels Significant
Place replenishment orders High
Organize and arrange warehouses Significant
Through our research, we have identified two pivotal categories of skills that will be impacted by AI-driven automation :
  • 'At-risk skills,' which are likely to become obsolete due to their susceptibility to automation
  • 'Future-proof skills', which are projected to retain their value and resist automation, thereby ensuring their relevance in the forthcoming job market.
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At-risk Skills
Office tools As inventory management systems become more automated and integrated, the need to master basic office tools might decrease. More intuitive interfaces or AI-based systems might reduce the reliance on these skills.
Inventory and supply management With the advent of automated logistics solutions and AI-based demand forecasting, this skill might become less critical compared to others.
Future-proof Skills
Coordinate operations Coordination typically involves human decision-making, interpersonal communication, and the ability to multitask, which is hard to automate.
Monitor storage area management The activity requires in-depth knowledge of the products, their location, and an ability to detect and resolve issues in real-time, which goes beyond just a transactional skill.

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