Cloud for Manufacturing

Leverage AWS cloud technology to analyze machine data, enhancing efficiency, quality, and environmental sustainability.

 

Benefits

  • Lower Costs
  • Innovate Faster
  • Improve Operations
  • Enhance Security

Utilize AWS cloud technology to analyze machine data and enhance productivity, quality, and sustainability. AWS offers a range of innovative cloud solutions such as Machine Learning (ML), IoT, Robotics, and Analytics to help manufacturing leaders streamline their processes. By leveraging AWS, you can concentrate on enhancing production, developing innovative products, and boosting operational efficiencies without worrying about infrastructure. To maximize the potential of your data, it is essential to establish a comprehensive industrial data strategy. AWS can assist in developing an Industrial Data Fabric (IDF) architecture for efficient data management. The AWS IDF framework provides a structured approach with expert guidance to facilitate rapid data ingestion, contextualization, and actionable insights for manufacturers.

Specialists with AWS

As an Advanced Tier Services partner, Aligned is vested and committed to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

We are working tirelessly to enhance and extend our expertise with AWS. We truly believe in the superiority of AWS over other cloud competitors, and see this play out with our Clients each and every day.

AWS transforms manufacturing operations with cloud technology

The growing number of connected industrial devices has prompted manufacturers to develop strategies for Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to enhance the utilization of collected data. Incorporating the cloud into their strategy is crucial for their digital transformation process. Discover how AWS cloud technologies can facilitate your digital transformation by cutting costs, accelerating time to market, enhancing production efficiency, and achieving sustainability goals in various industry sectors across five key solution areas.

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Transform Your Manufacturing Operations with AWS Cloud

AWS Secure Landing Zones

Understand, design and deploy a secure, multi-account AWS Landing Zone relying on the AWS Security Reference Architecture as a guide to incorporate information and privacy safeguards which protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of existing and proposed workload(s)

AWS Industrial Data Fabric

AWS’s Industrial Data Fabric (IDF) solutions facilitate the development of a scalable, cohesive data management framework, allowing for efficient, secure, and cost-effective access to high-quality datasets. This framework empowers business leaders to lay the groundwork for digital industrial transformation and enhance operations in areas including quality, maintenance, materials management, and process optimization.

AWS IoT

With AWS IoT you have the ability to build secure, cost-effective, and reliable Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions that ingest real-time streaming data from hundreds of industrial sites containing both data assets and machine assets.

Resources

We’ve curated some content to help you learn more 

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How Generative AI will Transform Manufacturing

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Volkswagen uses AWS IoT to build Industrial Cloud

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Security Best Practices for Manufacturing OT

Industry Use Cases

We’ve highlighted some examples of applying AWS for Manfacturing

Automotive

  •  Real-Time Production Line Monitoring: Deploy AWS IoT Core to connect and manage production line sensors and devices in real-time. Utilize Amazon Kinesis for real-time data processing of the manufacturing operations, storing processed data in Amazon S3. Amazon QuickSight analyzes this data for insights into production efficiency and identifies bottlenecks or areas for improvement.
  • Predictive maintenance to maximize uptime: Implement AWS IoT Analytics to gather and analyze data from machinery sensors to predict equipment failures before they occur. Use Amazon SageMaker to build, train, and deploy machine learning models that can forecast potential breakdowns, allowing for proactive maintenance and reducing unplanned downtime.
  • Supply Chain Optimization: Utilize AWS Lambda to process incoming supply chain data, stored in Amazon DynamoDB, for real-time tracking of inventory levels, shipment statuses, and supplier performance. Implement Amazon Forecast to predict future inventory needs based on historical data, optimizing inventory levels, reducing storage costs, and ensuring just-in-time manufacturing practices.

IoT

  • Industrial IoT (IIoT): Combine machine data from a single line, factory, or a network of sites, such as manufacturing plants, assembly facilities, and refineries, to proactively improve performance by identifying potential bottlenecks, failures, gaps in production processes, and quality issues before they happen.
  • Real-Time Monitoring and Quality Control: Equip machinery with sensors to collect operational data, which is processed and analyzed using machine learning models built with Amazon SageMaker to predict equipment failures before they occur. AWS IoT Events monitors these predictions to trigger alerts and workflows for preemptive maintenance, reducing downtime and extending equipment life.
  • Supply Chain and Inventory Management:Implement AWS IoT Greengrass on logistic devices to facilitate local processing of inventory data, which is then synchronized with AWS Cloud. Use AWS Lambda to automate inventory adjustments based on real-time data stored in Amazon DynamoDB, optimizing stock levels, and reducing waste.

Pharmaceutical

  • Real-time Monitoring and Quality Assurance: Deploy AWS IoT Core to connect sensors on manufacturing equipment for real-time data capture, including temperature, humidity, and sterilization conditions critical for vaccine production. Use Amazon Kinesis for real-time data streaming and analysis, storing critical data in Amazon S3. Amazon QuickSight provides visual analytics to monitor production quality in real-time, ensuring compliance with global health regulations.
  • Compliance and Data Management: Utilize AWS Glue to organize, catalog, and clean data collected throughout the vaccine production process. Amazon Redshift stores and manages this data securely, facilitating easy access for compliance reporting. Amazon Athena allows querying data easily to generate compliance reports and insights, ensuring adherence to stringent regulatory standards.
  • Accelerated Research and Development: Use Amazon EC2 and AWS Batch for high-performance computing tasks required in vaccine research and development, including genomic sequencing and computational biology. AWS Data Exchange provides access to third-party data sources for research purposes, accelerating the development of new vaccines.

SemiConductor

  • Advanced Data Analytics for Yield Optimization: Implement AWS IoT Greengrass to collect data from manufacturing equipment and sensors across the production floor. Store this data in Amazon S3, and use Amazon Redshift for data warehousing, enabling fast, complex analytics on manufacturing processes. Amazon QuickSight provides visualization and insights into the data, identifying patterns and anomalies that can lead to yield optimization.
  • Predictive Maintenance using Machine Learning: Deploy machine learning models with Amazon SageMaker to predict equipment failures before they happen, based on real-time data collected from sensors. AWS Lambda automates the response to these predictions, scheduling maintenance activities without disrupting the manufacturing process, thus reducing downtime and maintenance costs.
  • Secure Collaboration and IP Protection: Use AWS IAM to manage access rights and ensure that only authorized personnel can access sensitive data and intellectual property. Amazon WorkSpaces provides secure, cloud-based desktops for engineers and designers to collaborate on semiconductor designs and simulations without risking IP leakage.

Cost Optimization

Issue: Small AWS deployment with little management oversight and a lack of cloud skills internal to the organization moving from traditional infrastructure to SaaS and cloud based solutions.

 

What we did

  1. AWS Audit
  2. Cost Optimization Review
  3. Ongoing Monitoring

 

Result:

  • Eliminated unused storage volumes and the old application server no longer in use, the charges for AWS resulted in a savings of 51% per month.
  • We’ll continue to monitor AWS billing and finance to ensure maintenance of savings and identify other future changes.

Cost Optimization

Issue: Small AWS deployment with little management oversight and a lack of cloud skills internal to the organization moving from traditional infrastructure to SaaS and cloud based solutions.

 

What we did

  1. AWS Audit
  2. Cost Optimization Review
  3. Ongoing Monitoring

 

Result:

  • Eliminated unused storage volumes and the old application server no longer in use, the charges for AWS resulted in a savings of 51% per month.
  • We’ll continue to monitor AWS billing and finance to ensure maintenance of savings and identify other future changes.