Production Schedule Optimization

 

Improve demand forecasting, minimize costs, and maximize OTIF performance

Key Capabilities

AI-based demand forecasting

AI-based demand forecasting

AI-based demand forecasting
  • Leverage machine learning algorithms to generate accurate demand forecasts at product-location level
  • Model each location, customer, and product with their unique characteristics
  • Prepare for tomorrow by continuously factoring in real-time market, customer industries activity, and news data
Optimal manufacturing and distribution schedules

Optimal manufacturing and distribution schedules

Optimal manufacturing and distribution schedules
  • Account for constraints that change over time
  • Provide visibility into major cost drivers and production bottlenecks
  • Create a single unified view of the manufacturing and distribution operations
AI-based change order predictions

AI-based change order predictions

AI-based change order predictions
  • Predict and plan for change orders using AI techniques that predict likelihood of change
  • Model each order-line characteristic (e.g., historical changes in orders and order-lines by customer, customer purchasing behavior) and its evolution over time
Elastic solver for scheduling

Elastic solver for scheduling

Elastic solver for scheduling
  • Schedule manufacturing or logistics operation using an elastic solver
  • Minimize production costs, inventory costs, and staffing costs
  • Maximize high-margin product throughput by deploying resources at the right time, in the right order, at the right capacity
Scenario analyses

Scenario analyses

Scenario analyses
  • Analyze what-if scenarios to assess the impact of planning, production, and distribution modifications on throughput, cost, and profit
  • Configure alerts and recommendations specific to customer, products, orders, and facilities
  • Tune the machine learning models to accommodate operations complexity
Enterprise-wide collaboration

Enterprise-wide collaboration

Enterprise-wide collaboration
  • Align sales, marketing, planning, and manufacturing activities behind one planning and scheduling suite
  • Use bidirectional integration with existing systems of record
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Application Scope

C3 AI Production Schedule Optimization can be deployed for any customer demand scope and across all major types of manufacturing and distribution operations.

Customer Demand

Global, regional, local

Customer-product-facility granularity

Daily, weekly, monthly time horizon

Production Processes

Process manufacturing

Discrete manufacturing

Make-to-stock

Make-to-order

Assemble-to-stock

Assemble-to-order

Distribution Processes

Truck, ship, railcar scheduling

Refinery to terminals

Facility to distribution centers

Industries

Industrial Manufacturing

Oil and Gas

Transportation

Freight Industry

Healthcare

Benefits for Application Users

Data and Architecture