Amazon Supply Chain and Logistics

Category: Amazon SageMaker

AWS offerings for visibility and on-time arrival of maintenance spares for mining and energy

The aim of any inbound supply chain for materials is to make sure that spare parts, rotable spares, and consumables arrive to operations in time to execute planned maintenance work. Too often, though, low performance, the lack of trust between teams and limited visibility for materials lead to frequent replanning and excess reliance on expediting […]

AWS last mile solution for faster delivery, lower costs, and a better customer experience

In an increasingly digital world, the last mile is often the only physical interface a company has with its consumers, which makes it a great opportunity to differentiate in the market. With the rise of e-commerce, consumer preferences have become increasingly important. Consumers worldwide are demanding new experiences on the last mile, such as same-day […]

Dynamic pricing for logistics service providers to maximize profitability

Revenue management is an important business capability in the transportation and logistics industry. Key components of revenue management involve contract pricing, spot or dynamic pricing, and yield management to maximize profitability and optimize transport allocation. This post focuses on dynamic pricing of freight and shipments for spot buying. The global freight market that combines trucking, […]

Supply chain modernization – what to consider in planning for the future

Previously we argued that, given the world’s current turbulence, many businesses have few alternatives but to modernize their supply chains (SC) in preparation for the future. However, what exactly does modernization entail? What are the common themes for SC modernization? How do businesses in different industries approach these themes? What cloud solutions are useful? This […]

AWS Stock Depletion Engine to prevent waste of perishable products

Inventory management for perishable products is a challenge for many industries, such as food manufacturing, grocery wholesale and retail, and pharmaceuticals. For example, excess stock levels of dairy products, meats, fruits, vegetables, medicines, and even beer, to name a few, are all subject to expiration, “best before” dates, or important milestones in product lifecycle (e.g., […]

Supply chain network optimization – cutting through complexity to maximize efficiency

Unpredictable events such as the global pandemic, Brexit, the Suez Canal, and Ukraine highlight the importance for robust, stress-tested, and agile supply chain (SC) networks. Such large scale and disruptive events level the field and affect all industry players. Consequently, businesses that are quicker and more efficient to adapt to new circumstances gain market share […]

Improving the Telecommunications customer experience with data-driven supply chains

As per McKinsey, few industries are shaping the world we live in today like the telecommunications industry. Working from home, or even working from anywhere, is made possible by broadband networks and technologies. Improving the telecommunications (telco) customer experience with data-driven supply chains represents an emerging industry opportunity. Internet-connected, or smart, devices are growing exponentially, […]

Piercing supply chain visibility fog for the next efficiency frontier

We observe that executives trying to obtain an end-to-end view of their company’s supply chain are often faced with a landscape mostly covered in fog – an incomplete, fragmented, and sometimes incongruent picture of what is occurring. Data may reside in disconnected, siloed systems, and many processes, such as external logistics or the current state […]