How can cloud migration help manufacturers overcome supply chain disruption?

Posted on 24 Aug 2023 by The Manufacturer
Partner Content

Manufacturers are constantly looking for new ways to manage complexity, navigate evolving global landscapes, mitigate risk, and increase customer value. Supply chain disruption has made it harder to overcome these challenges - and the reliance on legacy systems is further hampering progress.

Cloud migration presents several opportunities for innovation and growth. It enables manufacturers to improve operational visibility, enhance partner collaboration, and build supply chain resilience.

But capitalising on these benefits requires combined expertise, solutions, and support from leading cloud data providers that work with the best manufacturing ERP systems from various providers, such as SAP.

Cloud manufacturing ebook – explore the challenges, trends, and solutions

To help you build a cloud migration roadmap, we’ve partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create an ebook: Three Cloud Manufacturing Trends for Supply Chain Resilience. 

Read on for a summary, or download it now to:

  • Explore the challenges facing manufacturers and understand the growing importance of data in the cloud
  • Examine three major cloud manufacturing trends: cloud migration, smart factories, and centralised data management
  • Learn how AWS and Snowflake can help you capitalise on these technology trends to build greater supply chain resilience

The cost of doing nothing

This partner ebook highlights how a reliance on legacy systems with disconnected, on-premises solutions and siloed data environments creates significant problems for executives and data teams in large manufacturing organisations.

For example, it means businesses can’t create meaningful value out of data repositories, which restricts their visibility, agility, and operational efficiency – potentially leading to lower revenue, slower growth, and loss of market share to more digitally enabled competitors.

Gartner predicts that 95% of companies will have failed to enable end-to-end resiliency in their supply chains by 2026.

Get the ebook to discover more research findings from third-party sources, including the World Economic Forum, McKinsey Digital, and IDG.

The three major cloud manufacturing trends

The ebook explores the top three global technology trends:

  1. Cloud migration can help manufacturers maximise the value of their data from ERP systems, such as SAP S/4HANA, and bring information into forecasting and supply chain management processes—generating new opportunities for further productivity, agility, innovation, and growth.
  2. A journey to the cloud enables global enterprises to capitalise on emerging technologies that support cloud-enabled smart factories to increase asset performance and availability—improving productivity and elevating product quality while lowering costs.
  3. By placing their trust in a scalable, flexible, and secure data cloud platform that enables centralised data management, manufacturing leaders can make the most informed decisions to mitigate risks, improve production efficiency, and brief supply chain partners on potential disruptions—long before they affect revenue.

How AWS and Snowflake simplify manufacturing

Cloud migration creates a wealth of opportunities for manufacturers, but it also presents many financial and operational challenges.

Our ebook highlights the importance of joint solutions, expertise, and support from leading cloud data providers – and how this collaboration helps manufacturing businesses improve resilience across their supply chains.

It also explains how Snowflake on AWS helps manufacturers tackle major business challenges along the value chain to optimise operational efficiency, support value-adding activities, and unlock new business models and revenue streams.

Download the ebook to learn more.

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