The overall effort involves four new capabilities:
AWS Supply Chain Supply Planning: This machine learning (ML) capability will allow users to more accurately "predict the right levels of inventory needed across facilities."
AWS Supply Chain N-Tier Visibility: Here, customers’ will gain deeper visibility into direct relationships as well as multiple tiers of external trading partners, the company said.
Amazon Q in AWS Supply Chain: This generative AI assistant, powered by Amazon Bedrock, will provide "a natural language interface in the AWS Supply Chain application so that customers can query data within the AWS Supply Chain Data Lake," the company said.
AWS Supply Chain Sustainability: This will allow "sustainability professionals to obtain documents and datasets from their supplier network," the company added.
Dig a little deeper, and Amazon says the software will allow customers to:
Request, collect, and export artifacts, such as product life cycle assessments, certificates on product safety, or reports on hazardous substances used, at any point in the supply chain.
Upload their own data collection form for their suppliers to document any sustainability issue, utilize a standard workflow process to send their suppliers reminders to answer data requests, and communicate necessary changes based on supplier responses.
The overall system will "help customers provide compliance information for environmental and social governance (ESG) regulations with a single, auditable record of the data," the company added.
Amazon did not announce exact availability or pricing for the new capabilities.