Amazon Web Services has announced the launch of AWS Supply Chain, a new application that helps businesses increase supply chain visibility.
Shared at the AWS re:Invent 2022 virtual conference yesterday, the supply chain application will provide a unified data lake, built-in connectors, machine-learning-powered insights, recommended actions and alerts, and in-application collaboration capabilities.
The app will automatically combine and analyze data across multiple systems, so businesses can observe operations in real-time, find trends more quickly, anticipate supply chain risks, save costs, and generate more accurate demand forecasts that ensure adequate inventory to meet customer expectations.
Inventory managers, demand planners, and supply chain leaders and their teams will also be able to collaborate using built-in chat and messaging functionality.
The new AWS tool is now in use by key AWS partner, Accenture, as well as companies such as Whole Foods Market, Lifetime Brands, and Traeger Grills.
“Customers tell us that the undifferentiated heavy lifting required in connecting data between different supply chain solutions has inhibited their ability to quickly see and respond to potential supply chain disruptions,” said Diego Pantoja-Navajas, vice president of AWS Supply Chain at AWS.
“AWS Supply Chain aggregates this data and provides visual, interactive dashboards that provide the insights and recommendations customers need to take actions toward more resilient supply chains. And this is just the beginning—we will continue our investment in AWS Supply Chain to help our customers solve their toughest supply chain problems.”
Accenture’s Kris Timmermans, global supply chain and operations lead, said: “As supply chain disruptions continue for the foreseeable future, companies need to stay focused on balancing cost efficiency, sustainability, and relevancy across their supply networks to support growth. We will leverage AWS Supply Chain across our supply chain offerings, including our SynOps platform, to bring pre-built solutions that allow companies to move at speed, delivering automation into complex processes to realize value faster.”