As part of its digital transformation, 3M, the multinational conglomerate corporation operating in the fields of industry, worker safety, health care, and consumer goods, has announced that it’s going to move its enterprise IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services.
3M is migrating its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, including accounting, supply chain management, manufacturing, product lifecycle management, and e-commerce, along with business-critical enterprise IT applications, to AWS. It hopes that the move will modernise its infrastructure and drive operational efficiencies across its global operations.
The company is known for being at the cutting-edge of many industries, although its IT infrastructure has lagged behind many firms at the same level. The company’s more than 96,000 employees will now be able to leverage the power of AWS for everything, including machine learning, analytics, storage, security, and databases to optimise and automate operational, manufacturing, and business processes, as well as product solutions.
“AWS is integral to our enterprise IT transformation as we look for better ways to serve our customers, streamline the way we work, and compete globally,” said John Turner, vice president, IT Systems and chief information officer at 3M.
“AWS, with its proven experience and highly performant global infrastructure, will deliver the agility, speed, and scalability 3M needs to launch new business processes and service models. We look forward to expanding our use of AWS’s portfolio of services, including analytics and machine learning, to gain greater insights and become an even more agile company in the cloud.”
“3M is leveraging AWS to drive change within its IT organization, and it will transform those improvements into delivery of new applications and services to meet 3M business needs,” said Mike Clayville, vice president, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS.
“For more than 100 years, 3M has had a relentless focus on innovation, making scientific discoveries that advance, enhance and improve every company, home, and life. AWS’s breadth and depth of services will help 3M continue to launch new business processes, bring increased customer focus, and keep its position as one of the world’s most successful diversified companies.”