Equipment Depot, an independently operated material handling and equipment rental company, was selected by Amazon Web Services to adopt AWS Supply Chain, a cloud-based application, making it an early adopter of the platform within the material handling industry.
AWS Supply Chain is designed to increase supply chain visibility to make faster, more informed decisions that mitigate risks and lower costs. Its primary directive with Equipment Depot will focus on the company’s $22 million in parts inventory.
“We have over 50 branches covering 3,000 miles, plus 850 technicians. The AWS Supply Chain technology will provide machine learning (ML) technology capable of anticipating low parts inventory and OEM delays and reallocating parts to multiple branches and service fleets with real-time forecasting,” Joakim Langkaas, director of operations at Equipment Depot, said. “AWS Supply Chain automatically combines and analyzes data across multiple platforms, finding trends and quickly taking inventory rebalancing actions. We are pleased to include the AWS Supply Chain technology in our overall digital transformation strategy.”
AWS Supply Chain is a cloud-based application that unifies data and provides ML-powered insights, built-in contextual collaboration, and demand planning. The application can connect to existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management systems without re-platforming, upfront licensing fees, or long-term commitments.
“AWS Supply Chain introduces ML and predictive maintenance capabilities to our supply chain operations,” Carol Tesarek, director of customer experience at Equipment Depot, said. “This allows us to provide an even greater customer experience by ensuring our technicians are fully equipped during customer service calls, resulting in increased speed of service, decreased equipment downtime and an improved customer experience. I’m excited to witness the impact on customer experience, our technicians and our entire process in the parts department.”
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