Koch Business Solutions has selected C3.ai, an AI platform to enable and accelerate digital transformation at enterprise scale. Koch said it will deploy the C3 AI Suite to support a broad set of AI applications starting with C3.ai Predictive Maintenance and C3.ai Production Schedule Optimization to maximize asset utilization, optimize production, and better meet customer needs.
Moreover, Koch aims to expand to other machine learning-based use cases for improved internal operations and to utilize the C3 AI Platform to build and deliver AI applications that can be provided to Koch customers.
Koch and its affiliates expect to realize substantial economic value by developing, deploying, and scaling AI and machine learning applications to improve operating performance across a diverse group of Koch companies. These include Georgia-Pacific, Flint Hills Resources, and Molex, which manufacture products ranging from refined oil, chemicals, and biofuels to polymers, automotive components, and forest products.
“We recognized the need to leverage AI in our ongoing transformations and while we’ve made progress by taking the “build-it-yourself” approach, we also realized we needed to go faster and scale across our diverse enterprise‚” said Jim Hannan, EVP and CEO of Enterprises for Koch Industries, Inc. “The C3 AI Suite allows us to take advantage of our existing investments while accelerating our AI transformation so Koch companies can better serve their customers.”
Koch said it selected C3.ai after a rigorous evaluation process and two successful production pilots that demonstrated the speed, flexibility, and economic benefit of the C3 AI Suite.