Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) company Amazon Web Services, Inc. and Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR) announced an agreement to co-develop Carrier’s new Lynx digital platform. AWS will provide Carrier customers with enhanced visibility, actionable intelligence and increased connectivity across their operations to improve outcomes for temperature sensitive cargo that includes food, medicine and vaccines.
The Lynx platform will focus on combining AWS’s IoT, analytics and machine learning services with Carrier’s refrigeration and monitoring solutions, including extension of Carrier’s current digital offerings for temperature management on transports and storage of perishables. Tracking, real-time alerts, automated processes and predictive analytics will aid in the company to deliver temperature controlled cargo more efficiently.
“Carrier is committed to delivering a healthier, safer, and more sustainable cold chain. Through this collaboration with AWS, we are developing a uniquely powerful ecosystem to give our customers greater flexibility, visibility, and intelligence across the cold chain,” said David Appel, President, Carrier Refrigeration. “The Lynx platform will help our customers make faster, data-driven decisions to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of their supply chains. This digital solution will enhance connectivity across the cold chain, decreasing delays for cargo that is critical to global health and well-being, while reducing cargo damage, loss, and unanticipated costs.”
“Carrier and AWS are tackling the complexity and fragmentation of the cold chain to give supply chain customers the transparency, flexibility, and insights they require to reduce risk and deliver food, medicine, and vaccines when and where they’re needed,” said Sarah Cooper, General Manager, IoT Solutions at Amazon Web Services, Inc. “This project, which combines Carrier’s cold chain expertise with AWS’s digital experience and unparalleled portfolio of services, highlights how entire industries stand to benefit from digital transformation through increased efficiency, reduced costs, and greater dependability.”