Enterprise AI for Manufacturing

 

C3 AI Applications for Manufacturing

The C3 AI Suite and the set of C3 AI Manufacturing Applications enable manufacturers to rapidly address the business problem at hand. Built with a model-driven architecture, the C3 AI Suite enables organizations to develop enterprise AI applications 25 times faster than alternative methods, with 95% less code to write, test, and maintain. Each C3 AI Application has been proven at-scale in global manufacturing companies and provides a way to rapidly deliver substantial value to your business.

Industry Problem

Visibility into inventory part supply and product performance is something that manufacturers continually struggle with. Whether the challenge is maintaining part supply for highly customized products or forecasting customer demand during unprecedented circumstances, the need to have a real-time view into inventory, the ability to model optimization schemes given different scenarios, and the ability to predict order lead time is critical for meeting customer demand while remaining profitable.

C3 AI Solutions

  • Reduce inventory and associated inventory holding costs by optimizing reorder parameters
  • Quantify and account for critical uncertainties such as likelihood of supplier delay or quality issues, seasonality, and production-line disruptions
  • Enhance organizational efficiency by establishing a common operating view of the supply chain across all relevant departments
  • Improve productivity of inventory analysts through automated recommendations based on new data and live integration with operational systems
  • Minimize total landed costs that include standard and expedited shipping costs as a result of reduced inventory in the supply chain

Industry Problem

Manufacturers today have to manage increasingly complex and global supply chains. Disruption in raw material supply, transportation, and manufacturing disruptions can cause a ripple effect and severely impact on-time delivery of committed production. Lack of visibility into these supply chain risks is detrimental to forecasting and product planning.

C3 AI Solutions

  • Monitor supply risk at the global, regional, and facility level
  • Avoid production shortages by predicting and remediating delay risks
  • Minimize expedited shipping costs by predicting and addressing delays well in advance of target delivery dates
  • Manage supplier relationships armed with data on supplier performance
  • Improve capacity planning based on an in-depth understanding of supply chain performance and associated risks

Industry Problem

Production Managers and Planning Engineers struggle to effectively optimize production plans in constrained and uncertain environments, in turn impacting an organization’s ability to deliver orders on-time and in-full and meet customers demands.

C3 AI Solutions

  • Use an elastic solver to plan production tasks and activities for hundreds of thousands of customer–product pairings
  • Use AI-based production schedule optimization to maximize throughput and minimize waste
  • Use machine learning algorithms trained on historical data to predict change orders and guide demand forecasting process
  • Predict orders most likely to be modified using AI and update planning and scheduling accordingly

Industry Problem

Manufacturers lose production capacity and incur substantial costs due to sub-standard raw materials and quality defects. When caught early in the manufacturing process, remedial actions are easier to take, and waste can be mitigated.

C3 AI Solutions

  • Improve product quality and overall yield across batch and continuous processes using AI to predict off-spec product more efficiently than with traditional methods
  • Use ML models to identify product yield risk drivers and generate contextualized alerts and actionable insights to drive interventions
  • Eliminate or reduce wait times for sample testing by using robust prediction algorithms instead
  • Remove sources of human and instrument error
  • Use a unified image of all process and operational data to understand and remediate issues at a system level

Industry Problem

Maintenance planners and equipment operators lack the ability to effectively understand manufacturing equipment risk and prioritize maintenance activity and expenditures. This can lead to significant unplanned downtime, costing companies millions in both expense and lost production capacity.

C3 AI Solutions

  • Reduce or eliminate unplanned failures through AI-based early identification and prioritization of high-risk conditions
  • Maximize equipment life and reduce replacement costs by avoiding catastrophic failure
  • Improve maintenance planning and reduce maintenance cost by scheduling maintenance based on equipment condition
  • Minimize equipment redundancy by operating without unplanned failure
  • Reduce parts inventory by ensuring the right maintenance parts are in the right places at the right time

Industry Problem

Traditional general-purpose CRM applications are no longer sufficient to address the dynamics of today’s fast-moving global markets and the mandates of digital transformation. A new AI-first CRM is required to boost performance of sales, marketing and services in the manufacturing industry.

C3 AI Solutions

  • Expand data inputs beyond traditional CRM to all enterprise data (e.g. supply chain) and extraprise data (e.g. economic)
  • Apply AI to improve forecast accuracy, analyze unstructured data, determine probability of closure and identify areas of risk to improve the forecast
  • Customer Churn Management
  • Next-best-offer

Industry Problem

Manufacturing operations can be quite energy intensive. Manufacturing facilities alone are responsible for spending $200 billion every year to power facilities and waste nearly 30 percent of that energy. There can be various causes of energy waste in manufacturing including leaky air compressors, inefficient equipment, and unnecessary heating/cooling in buildings. Energy waste combined with unanticipated demand can lead to conflated energy costs and be a drag on profitability.

C3 AI Solutions

  • Reduce energy expenditures using predictive analytics to identify high-value savings opportunities
  • Forecast consumption and predict peak demand events with tailored machine learning algorithms that provide high degrees of accuracy
  • Monitor asset health and equipment efficiency in real time to improve system reliability and manage costs
  • Optimize cost- and carbon-saving investments with machine learning insights and ‘what if’ scenario analysis
  • Achieve sustainability goals with tailored carbon-reduction insights, AI-powered measurement & verification, and streamlined financial and carbon emissions reporting

C3 AI Suite
C3 AI Suite

Want to build a custom application?

In addition to the pre-built SaaS applications offered by C3 AI, manufacturers can also license the C3 AI™ Suite to build their own custom AI-enabled applications. The C3 AI Suite is a purpose-built platform for developing, deploying, and operating Enterprise AI applications that address company-specific use cases. It offers a cohesive, low-code/no-code development environment with a complete and comprehensive set of tools and services to unify enterprise and extraprise data, build/deploy AI/ML models, and rapidly develop custom applications.

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