Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that 3M (NYSE: MMM) is moving its enterprise IT infrastructure to AWS. As part of a company-wide enterprise IT transformation initiative, 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 the world’s leading cloud. Using AWS’s proven global infrastructure and breadth and depth of services, 3M will modernize its infrastructure and drive operational efficiencies across its global operations.
For more than 100 years, 3M has provided customers with thousands of innovative products and solutions that improve lives across diverse markets including healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, and a variety of other industries. Today, 3M has 96,000 employees globally that use its 51 technology platforms and 117,000 patents to drive innovation and serve customers around the world. Going forward, 3M plans to leverage AWS’s unmatched portfolio of services, including machine learning, analytics, storage, security, and databases to optimize and automate operational, manufacturing, and business processes, as well as product solutions. Through this move, 3M expects to drive efficiencies, and gain speed and agility in meeting 3M business and customer needs.
“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.”