C3.ai: accelerating digital transformation

By Sean Galea-Pace
As one of the leading enterprise AI software providers, C3.ai is renowned for building enterprise-scale AI applications and harnessing digital transform...

As one of the leading enterprise AI software providers, C3.ai is renowned for building enterprise-scale AI applications and harnessing digital transformation.

The C3 AI Suite is software that uses a model-driven architecture to speed up delivery and reduce the complexities of developing enterprise-scale AI applications. Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at the AI firm.

The Suite propels organisations to deliver AI-enabled applications quicker than alternative methods while reducing the technical debt from maintaining and upgrading these applications. Its solutions cater to a range of different industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, banking, aerospace and defence, healthcare, retail, telecoms, smart cities and transportation. The C3 AI Suite has a range of different AI solutions. These include: C3 Predictive Maintenance, C3 Energy Management, C3 Sensor Health, C3 CRM, C3 Inventory Optimisation, C3 Anti-Money Laundering and C3 Fraud Detection.

C3 Inventory Optimisation applies advanced AI/machine learning and optimisation techniques to enable manufacturers to reduce inventory levels, while maintaining confidence that they will have stock when and where they need it. Manufacturers allow customers to configure hundreds of individual options, leading to products that could have thousands of outcomes. Its features include: real-time recommendations, optimisation by confidence level, individual parts performance view, “what-if” scenario planning, scalability to millions of parts, real-time monitoring, summary view for operators, benchmark parts and optimisation with real-time data.

SEE ALSO:

In January 2020, C3.ai received a potential five-year US$95mn contract from the Department of Defense’s innovation arm in order to provide AI-based technology for aircraft maintenance use. At the time, C3 said it agreed to a production other transaction agreement with the Defense Innovation Unit to use the company’s “C3 Readiness for Aircraft” platform. It was previously revealed that the army had hired C3.ai to apply “predictive maintenance” to the service’s Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. It was thought that there would be approximately 200 Apache and 200 Black Hawk helicopters respectively, with the deal expected to last five years and costing US$95mn in total.

Speaking with Inside Defense, Ed Abbo, President and Chief Technology Officer, announced he was in discussions with DOD officials in order to aid the transition of those Air Force platforms to task orders under the production agreement, as well as the Army orders that have already been placed. “You can use the same C3 readiness solution and actually apply it to aviation platforms, and then take it beyond that to ground vehicles and vessels and other equipment that requires maintenance,” Abbo said. “You can basically streamline operations and maintenance across the Department of Defense.”

For more information on all topics for Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics - please take a look at the latest edition of Supply Chain Digital magazine.

Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Share

Featured Articles

IBM: Supply Chain Data is Sustainability 'Blockage'

IBM study highlights sustainability disconnect between intention and impact, with 76% of execs agreeing it's crucial but just 30% making much progress

Heineken Toasts Success of Supply Chain Transformation

Digital transformations have a notoriously high failure rate but not so at Heineken, who has transformed its European logistics operations to great effect

GEP's Procuretech Advice, as new Scope 3 Reporting Laws Loom

GEP issues advice around mandatory Scope 3 reporting, an issue that will figure large at Sustainability LIVE: Net Zero, being held in London

Cainiao: The World's Largest Ecommerce Logistics Provider

Operations

FedEx Express Opens Singapore Logistics HQ

Logistics

Supply Chain Problems Sees Partnerships Programme Grow

Operations