AWS Manufacturing and Industrial Competency Categories
Engineering and Design
Solutions in this category accelerate the customer’s time-to-results and time-to-market to innovate faster, reduce costs, and improve collaboration. Solutions include applications and services used in the design phase, including Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Automation System Programming, and Product Data Management (PDM).
This category comprises solutions that optimize shop floor operations, maximize productivity, augment quality, and increase worker productivity and safety. Solutions leverage methods and techniques to liberate data from operational technology (OT) systems, and use new edge and cloud capabilities such as machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to glean new insights from the data. Robotics and industrial automation are key building blocks of today’s smart factories, and are critical to driving operational efficiencies and reducing costs. Solutions help manufacturers ensure product quality and reduce rejects, while also driving process and asset performance improvements. Industrial DataOps, Cloud-hosted Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), and Plant Information Management System (PIMS) solutions fall in this category.
Smart Products and Services
Solutions in this category are focused on cloud migration and modernization activities associated with enterprise systems, such as enterprise historians, enterprise resource planning, product lifecycle management, computerized maintenance management system, and manufacturing execution systems. Solutions comprise tools and capabilities that accelerate the migration or modernization of on-premises applications and industrial manufacturing data to the cloud.
Operational Technology Security
Supply Chain Management
Solutions in this category focus on the use of hardware and software, often referred to as industrial control systems, to monitor and control physical processes, devices, and infrastructure. Operational technology solutions perform tasks ranging from monitoring critical infrastructure to controlling robots on a manufacturing floor. Solutions in this category might be related to control systems like SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), communication networks such as OPC (OLE for Process Control) or PROFINET, HMIs (Human Machine Interfaces), data acquisition systems, analytics software and security solutions. Cloud hosted applications that enable remote control and management of operational technology systems on the manufacturing shop floor also fall in this category.