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Making AI accessible for industrial companies


Data analytics and customized
AI solutions for the industry

The Grain is a data science company focused on building AI applications for the industry.

Our mission is to make day-to-day tasks easier for planners, operators and engineers in supply chain, manufacturing, and maintenance & reliability.

We make analytics usable, scalable and visible in our clients' operations, so that they can make better informed decisions.

Our Solutions

From data to actionable intelligence

From sourcing raw materials to the shipment of finished goods, we figure out where in the value chain analytics can best be used to maximize impact.

We all call it artificial intelligence, but what we really do is building solutions to provide you with real-time insights and actionable recommendations, helping you reach your operational goals.

Predictive Maintenance

Improve asset performance by detecting abnormal behavior and understanding why failures occur. Anticipate downtime and minimize its impact on maintenance work and production.

  • Reduce downtime
  • Enhanced equipment lifespan
  • Lower operational costs
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Process Optimization

Optimize the factors with the greatest impact on production output. Understand why process inefficiencies arise and how to avoid them.

  • Increased throughput and yield
  • Less waste and fewer quality issues
  • Higher profits/hour
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Production Planning & Scheduling

Make sure your orders are fulfilled as efficiently as possible, working with capacity, resource and production constraints and managing uncertain demand.

  • Higher capacity utilization
  • Greater planning agility
  • Lower operational costs
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Demand Forecasting & Inventory Optimization

Balance demand, production and distribution, and keep inventory levels to a minimum without running out of stock, thanks to more accurate forecasts.

  • Better forecasts
  • Fewer stockouts
  • Lower inventory costs
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The journey towards AI in the real world.


From idea to integrated solution.

Adopting an agile approach is the best way to quickly introduce artificial intelligence in your company. Explore analytics opportunities and define a business case through client workshops. Make a prototype, test, refine and validate its potential. Deploy and integrate the analytics solution into your processes. Scale and roll out for lasting impact. Rinse and repeat, until you reach operational excellence.

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Combining industrial Intelligence and data science.

The way we combine industrial intelligence with our data science skills is what makes us unique: our starting point is your process, not the data. We know how assets work and our domain experts work with you to understand the specifics of your operations. Our data scientists use those insights to translate your business challenge into an analytical use case and ensure the right data and algorithms are used. We build models from scratch or configure our accelerator kits with pre-built model components to meet your specific needs – whichever will give you the best results.


The Grain success stories

These clients have chosen The Grain. With our unique combination of in-depth industry knowledge and data science, we guarantee client satisfaction every time around. Our clients range from large corporations to small businesses and OEMs across a range of industries.

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Production Planning & Scheduling Made Easy

We want to abstract away all complexity and give planners a toolkit to facilitate their day-to-day job. That's why we built Checkmate.

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