AI-Powered Demand Forecasting​

Key Capabilities for Demand Planners​

Configurable Forecast Alerts​

Configurable Forecast Alerts​

Configurable Forecast Alerts​
  • Configure alerts to be notified when new forecasts are available, new forecast pipelines have been deployed, or a new forecast triggers an exception
Prioritized Forecast Review and Evidence Packages​

Prioritized Forecast Review and Evidence Packages​

Prioritized Forecast Review and Evidence Packages​
  • Quickly review new forecasts in prioritized order
  • Deep-dive into new forecasts with intuitive interpretability and context to understand the “why” behind a forecast
Ad-hoc Forecasting & What-if Scenarios​

Ad-hoc Forecasting & What-if Scenarios​

Ad-hoc Forecasting & What-if Scenarios​
  • Modify input data and generate new forecasts; compare to AI baseline
  • Run “what if?” scenarios to generate new forecasts under simulated conditions
Bi-directional Integration with ERP and Other Planning Systems​

Bi-directional Integration with ERP and Other Planning Systems​

Bi-directional Integration with ERP and Other Planning Systems​
  • Automatically, in bulk, and individually “push” approved forecasts into downstream planning systems​
Collaboration with Modelers​

Collaboration with Modelers​

Collaboration with Modelers​
  • Provide in-app feedback to Modelers on forecast pipeline outputs
Forecast Health KPI tracking​

Forecast Health KPI tracking​

Forecast Health KPI tracking​
  • Monitor configurable demand forecasting KPIs globally, and for specific products, geographies, and customers​

Key Capabilities for Forecast Modelers​

Comprehensive, Unified, and Up-to-date Data Image​

Comprehensive, Unified, and Up-to-date Data Image​

Comprehensive, Unified, and Up-to-date Data Image​
  • Leverage all relevant enterprise and external data in forecasting demand​
  • Save time wrangling data - integrated data is pre-modeled, normalized, and time-aligned for segmentation and forecasting use​
AI-based Data Cleansing​

AI-based Data Cleansing​

AI-based Data Cleansing​
  • Utilize AI-based anomaly detection & imputation techniques to improve input data quality​
AI-based Segmentation​

AI-based Segmentation​

AI-based Segmentation​
  • Employ AI-based time series clustering to dynamically segment across products, locations, and customers​
  • Tailor forecasting approaches across segments​
Automatic Feature Selection​

Automatic Feature Selection​

Automatic Feature Selection​
  • Automatically down-select best performing features​​
  • Store, share, and version features in a feature store​
Advanced AI-based Forecasting​

Advanced AI-based Forecasting​

Advanced AI-based Forecasting​
  • Choose from over 20 out-of-the-box advanced AI forecasting algorithms including autoregressive machine learning and deep learning techniques​
  • Easily integrate any other open-source or proprietary algorithm​
Forecast Model Operations​

Forecast Model Operations​

Forecast Model Operations​​
  • Easily deploy new segmentation and forecast pipelines​
  • Deploy “challenger” pipelines that run alongside live pipelines to compare performance over time​
  • Monitor pipeline performance with configurable scoring & alerting​
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Scope

C3 AI Demand Forecasting can be flexibly deployed across a wide range of use cases and industries.​

Granularity​

Global, regional, facility location-specific​

Product family, product, SKU​

Customer, customer region, customer location-specific​

Any interval (e.g., intra-day, daily, monthly)

Use Case​s

Long Range Forecasting​

Planning Horizon Forecasting​

Demand Sensing

Industries​

Retail​

Consumer Packaged Goods​

Industrial Manufacturing​

Energy​

Petrochemicals​

Aerospace & Defense​

Utilities​

Healthcare​

Benefits for Supply Chain Professionals​

Planning Executives​

Maintain near-real-time enterprise-wide visibility into demand forecast accuracy and efficiency; rapidly identify problem areas​.

Demand Planners​

Improve baseline forecast accuracy and increase operational efficiency to reduce planning cycle times.​

Forecast Modelers​

Collaborate with Planners to dynamically configure, deploy and maintain forecasting pipelines and continuously improve forecast accuracy.

Data Architecture​

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