Supply chains pose a complex challenge for CPG companies as they orchestrate millions of moving parts. Savvy businesses are building agility into their supply chains by optimizing every element of the process.

The Autonomous Journey:  Transforming Demand Planning in CPG and Retail Supply Chains

Do you want to learn how you can add resiliency to your supply chain so you’re not left flat-footed when the next disruption occurs?

Modernize and optimize your supply chain with AWS
Improve supply chain resiliency with the broadest set of purpose-built, scalable data and ML services to help ensure product availability, optimize inventory, and cut costs. With AWS, you can manage your inventory throughout your supply chain, deliver to your customers with precision, and improve operational efficiencies—instead of maintaining the IT infrastructure to make it happen.

Benefits

Ensure product availability
Use real-time supply chain visibility and AI to improve forecast accuracy up to 50%; predict potential out-of-stock risks from raw material disruptions, manufacturing issues, and potential delivery delays; and develop strategies to reduced late deliveries by 60%.
Optimize inventory levels
AWS improves forecasting, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and logistics operations to ensure you meet on-time, in-full (OTIF) requirements and increase inventory turns.
Cut supply chain costs
Reduce fulfillment and transportation costs by as much as 20%. AWS has over 25 years of experience optimizing multi-channel fulfillment and logistics to deliver on time and minimize costs.

Improve supply chain resilience and agility while reducing costs

With AWS, CPG companies can gain end-to-end visibility to track and trace products through the entire supply chain, break down data silos across the supply network, and use AI to identify potential risks, improve forecasts, optimize inventory, and reduce distribution costs.

Custom-built solutions

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Supply chain visibility

Predict supply risks and reduce late deliveries by 60% with greater visibility—from raw material availability to final delivery. AWS enables companies to analyze internal and external supply chain data sources to predict risks and prescribe recommendations to better manage inventory and capacity.

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AI-driven demand planning

Sense consumer demand and improve forecast accuracy by up to 50% while lowering inventory holding costs 20%. AWS provides sophisticated ML and deep learning models that can incorporate detailed internal and external data to improve demand planning and inventory management.

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Multichannel distribution

Reduce warehousing, fulfillment, and transportation costs by 20% while reducing carbon emissions. Take advantage of 25 years of experience in optimizing fulfillment operations from the warehouse to the customer’s distribution center or the consumer’s front door.

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AWS services

Gain end-to-end visibility into production with blockchain
Forecast business outcomes easily and accurately using machine learning
Build, train, and deploy custom machine learning models quickly
Easily and securely connect devices to the cloud

Customer stories

We work with the industry’s leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies—innovators and pioneers—who expect more from their technology partners and know that great experiences speak louder than words. Learn more about the exciting ways CPG companies are leading their customer journeys with AWS.

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Nestlé Oceania provides food sourcing transparency with blockchain

This Australian-based region of Nestlé is using AWS blockchain technologies to share precise tracking information on 15 key commodity products.

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AWS re:Invent 2020: Nestlé brings supply chain transparency with Amazon Managed Blockchain (3:11)
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Aramex

Aramex improved product deliveries with ML

With the help of AWS and AWS Partner Inawisdom, Aramex, a global logistics company, deployed an ML-based science platform and improved shipping accuracy by 74%.

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Carrier

Carrier prevents food waste with IoT, analytics, and ML

Carrier worked with AWS to develop Lynx, a digital platform that unifies and streamlines the cold chain.

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Kimberly-Clark optimized processes with a digital twin using SAP data

With the help of AWS Partner, Llamasoft, Kimberly-Clark, one of the largest CPG companies in the world, created an AWS digital twin to accelerate growth in the Chinese market. As the market expanded, the company realized significant logistics cost savings and redeployed human resources to other activities.

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Royal FloraHolland improved operational efficiencies with ML

As the world’s largest flower auction company, Royal FloraHolland wanted to become data driven. The company worked with AWS ML Competency Partner, Xebia, to develop a data science program to optimize operations.

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Innovate with key CPG industry partners

Discover purpose-built solutions and services from an expansive network of industry-leading AWS partners specializing in supply chain.
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Infor Supply Chain Management solutions deliver intelligent, real-time supply chain orchestration by digitalizing end-to-end supply chain processes.

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Respond quickly and cost-effectively to changes in supply, demand, and market conditions, with agile integrated supply chain planning software from SAP.

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Connected Planning aligns people, data, and plans across every part of the business for improved, faster decision-making.

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Trax provides an accurate and consistent way for CPG manufacturers and retailers to collect, measure, and analyze what is happening on the physical shelf.

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Noodle.ai is a leader in FlowOps, a category of AI software that aims to eliminate operations entropy across an entire supply chain, from raw materials to shelf.

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Coupa Supply Chain Design & Planning powered by LLamasoft delivers the science behind smarter, faster supply chain decisions powered by AI.

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AWS CPG Service Partners

Our network of AWS Service Partners offers strategy and deployment services to help CPG brands accelerate their digital transformation across the supply chain.

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Peak allows retailers and CPG brands to supercharge the supply and demand cycle to maximize profit and increase forecasting and purchasing accuracy.

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Plantensive helps customers implement and optimize dynamic and reliable supply chain, retail planning, and category management solutions to meet demand efficiently and build network resiliency.

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AWS and Deloitte empower CPG companies to transform their business, innovate faster, and grow ahead of the curve by combining cloud technologies with deep experience.

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Infosys Retail offers supply chain management solutions to streamline the flow of various products from the point of order to fulfilment.

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AWS Marketplace

CPG solutions from AWS Partners are also available on AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog of third-party software, services, and data that makes it easy to find, buy, deploy, and manage software on AWS.

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As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better.

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Connected Planning aligns people, data and plans across every part of the business for improved, faster decision-making.

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FlowOps is a new category of AI software for CPGs. It is designed to help take supply chain and manufacturing operations reach a new level of performance.

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Peak allows businesses to gain a unified view of demand to fulfill orders and optimize replenishment, augmented with AI-driven predictions and forecasts.

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Resources

See related technical guides, solution briefs, blogs, and much more.

Blog

The Autonomous Journey: How CPG Firms Can Transform Supply Chain Demand Planning

Order allocation is critical for responding to demand volatility. Using best practices and new AI/ML capabilities, CPG companies can make order-allocation decisions in real time, at scale, across an evolving omnichannel.

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Data-driven Demand Planning: Managing Disruption in CPG with ML and Demand Sensing

The COVID-19 pandemic completely disrupted CPG supply chain planning. But with AI/ML solutions, you can generate more efficient and accurate forecasts to ride out to storm. Learn more.

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Blog

CPG Partner Conversations: Managing Global Supply Chains into the Future with Plantensive

Find out how Plantensive views the current challenges—and opportunities—awaiting CPG companies as they innovate for the new normal.

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Blog

How an Old-fashioned Doorstep Delivery of Bottled Milk is Making a Comeback Powered by AI-Driven Supply Chain

The Modern Milkman has modernized doorstep delivery by leveraging AI-driven supply chain forecasting and the cloud to optimize delivery and availability. Explore how they did it.

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Ebook

How Large CPG Companies Can Act with the Agility of a Start-Up

How can you use AI and ML to gain insights to uncover opportunities and overcome challenges in your CPG business? Read our latest e-book to learn more.

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