ThroughPut: Supercharging Supply Chain Management with AI

Ali H. Raza, Founder and CEO
By prefixing the word ‘over’ with the following: ordering, stocking, producing, and spending, one would find themselves describing the four main challenges that curtail an organization’s manufacturing, supply chain, and warehousing operations. And one of the main reasons for the persistence of these problems revolves around antiquated upstream and downstream operation practices and legacy systems. Companies depending on such conventionally architected supply chains are setting themselves up to fail in today’s highly competitive and technologically advanced marketplace. In order to help enterprises overcome these hurdles, logistics and supply chain solution providers began developing visibility platforms and point solutions that sought to improve material flow processes. However, according to Ali H. Raza, founder and CEO of leading supply chain solutions provider—Throughput—visibility is not the same as flow. This implies that organizations are in need of a new element in their efforts to streamline their upstream and downstream operations. ThroughPut possesses that element—in the form of artificial intelligence—and impressively applies it within the context of supply chain management. “We have built an AI system that helps put material flow on autopilot,” states Raza.

ThroughPut, founded only four years ago, supports companies by eliminating supply chain bottlenecks and improving cash flow. Its AI-driven solution maintains the ability to sense changes in downstream demand directly from the customer and quickly reorient manufacturing, supply chain, warehousing, and distribution processes to satisfy consumer needs on an ongoing basis. The challenges of over-ordering, -stocking, -producing, and -spending are addressed simultaneously. Here, the company’s AI system covers every supply chain workflow seamlessly in an end-to-end fashion. “We work very closely with various CIOs and COOs that seek innovative methods to solve material flow problems and develop our solutions accordingly,” expresses Raza.
Helping ERP heads manage several aspects of their supply chain, ThroughPut fills in the gaps between each operation on the shop floor to create a more holistic, conducive approach toward enterprise-wide workflow improvement. For example, after a manufacturer finishes production, distribution via retail is generally the next step. Following the insights gathered from the interactions with various companies’ executives, Raza and his team ensured to build their AI solution in a manner that improved communication amongst the many participants in a product’s supply chain. “Today, everyone is responsible for material flow. And our AI system can help them get a better sense of downstream demand and what their responsibilities are in terms of preparing upstream to make that dollar shift demand,” explains Raza.

ThroughPut further assists its clients by improving their free cash flows, a direct result of the AI solution’s extensive OpEx and CapEx management capabilities. The company ensures to consolidate and study all available data sets in an organization’s supply chain, measures the existing ROIs, and promptly works toward developing the best strategies to help boost revenue generation. The solution also completes the extensive task of data collection processes within a week. “As we improved on our solution, we have been helping customers triple their inventory turns, discount logistics overheads, and eliminate dead stock worth millions of dollars,” adds Raza. ThroughPut’s solution seamlessly connects the siloed administrative operations and delivers the metrics necessary to make critical decisions concerning its supply chain.

With such strong capabilities imbued into one ever-improving solution, ThroughPut is among the leaders of AI innovation in Silicon Valley. “I believe we have created a new market by augmenting the communication between CIOs and their COOs, streamlining all supply chain operations,” says Raza. The company’s solution currently supports organizations in over 25 countries; moving forward, ThroughPut intends to reduce the amount of monetary and ecological waste imposed on the planet as well with significantly improved inventory management.

Company
ThroughPut

Headquarters
Palo Alto, CA

Management
Ali H. Raza, Founder and CEO

Description
ThroughPut puts global industrial operations on autopilot while improving free cash flow with the power of AI. ThroughPut, founded only four years ago, supports companies by eliminating supply chain bottlenecks and improving cash flow. Its AI-driven solution maintains the ability to sense changes in downstream demand directly from the customer and quickly reorient manufacturing, supply chain, warehousing, and distribution processes to satisfy consumer needs on an ongoing basis. Helping ERP heads manage several aspects of their supply chain, ThroughPut fills in the gaps between each operation on the shop floor to create a more holistic, conducive approach toward enterprise-wide workflow improvement

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