On the occasion of the AWS re: Invent trade show, which is also being held in Las Vegas, Adam Selipsky (CEO of AWS) announced some new features for the cloud giant. Amazon Web Services launches AWS Supply Chaina solution to streamline supply chains.
Amazon introduces AWS Supply Chain
Over the past few years, we have seen supply chain disruptions on an unprecedented scale. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a series of problems, especially on semiconductors, and over the months, the situation turned into a real supply chain crisis. Amazon wants to put its know-how and technologies at the service of this global issue. The company announced on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 the launch of AWS Supply Chain.
According to Adam Selipsky, ” recent years have highlighted the importance of supply chain resilience: from milk shortages for children, to ships circling ports unable to unload… the disruptions have been widespread. It is particularly important to solve supply chain problems related to inventory “. This is an area in which the company thinks he can bring his stone to the building. AWS Supply Chain is a solution whose objective is to improve the fluidity of the supply chain.
The CEO of Amazon Web Services clarifies that this technology will be able to provide relevant information to help customers mitigate supply chain risks and will ultimately allow reduce costs. He explains that with AWS Supply Chain, “ you get a unified view of your supply chain data, take advantage of logistics recommendations, so you can react quickly to unexpected issues “. AWS Supply Chain will be able to understand, extract and transform “ disparate and incompatible data into a unified data model “.
The solution should later allow to display supply chain data on a map and perform in-depth searches on specific locations to know where the stocks are. In short, AWS Supply Chain should help companies reduce risk and cost, with technology that can better anticipate supply chain hazards and give them access to actionable data. Over time, the company expects add additional featuresor even specific to certain companies.
A new solution, which complements an already existing offer called Amazon Warehousing & Distribution (AWD). Announced on September 2, 2022, it allows third-party sellers of Amazon to have their inventory sent directly to an Amazon warehouse, to free itself from logistical complexity. For the American giant, the objective is to support its customers in simplifying the supply chain, but also to exploit the available storage space in its possession.
A few days ago, MicrosoftAmazon’s direct competitor in the cloud sector, announced a solution similar to AWS Supply Chain : Microsoft Supply Chain Platform. Proof that there is a real need. With the same functionalities and the same purposes, the two solutions clearly target the same market and the same targets. With AWS Supply Chain and Microsoft Supply Chain Platform, the two American giants will once again have to share the cake.