Unlocking performance and building supply chain resilience 09 May 2024

Global supply chain solutions provider Blue Yonder is introducing its first set of interoperable solutions across the entire supply chain – from planning to warehouse, transportation and commerce – providing its customers with increased productivity, reduced waste, as well as more resilient supply chains.

As manufacturers, logistics companies, suppliers and retailers look to build greater resilience and mitigate market volatility in their supply chain, they are often hampered by a variety of challenges. These include siloed business processes and communications breakdowns, lack of visibility, disconnected solutions, burdensome workflows across planning, transportation, warehouse, eCommerce, as well as last mile fulfillment. This can lead to inventory waste, high costs, loss of sales, slow responsiveness, lack of resilience and more.

With its move towards end-to-end interoperability, Blue Yonder is looking to solve these supply chain challenges with coordination, streamlined planning and execution management across the end-to-end ecosystem. This includes orchestrating sourcing, production, logistics and network strategies in a single operating system to shorten lead times, improve service levels, optimise operational efficiencies, maximise demand and reduce cost.

As well as this, users are able to align predicted customer demand, network capacity, warehouse capacity, labour capacity, and transportation scheduling prior to sourcing or allocating goods for seamless inventory flow and reduced overhead. Users are also able to build logistics loads that factor in ‘real time’ on-shelf inventory to balance customer demand and waste, generating maximum revenue and margin.

Blue Yonder’s interoperable solutions connect processes, systems, and data seamlessly across Blue Yonder’s supply chain planning and execution solutions, providing a smarter, more scalable, ‘real time’ digital twin to streamline and accelerate enterprise wide decision making. The solutions also offer the end-to-end visibility needed to understand how decisions or actions impact adjacent teams so businesses can work synchronously toward a unified goal.

Deeply embedding Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is also featured within the systems to drive decisioning, recommendations, and actions to support a future of autonomous supply chains. The result is more agile, coordinated decision making that reduces costs, increases revenue and improves customer loyalty.

This is the largest product update in the company’s history. “Today’s supply chains are operated by a fragmented ecosystem of legacy solutions, with many being stitched together over time with custom configurations and code,” says Duncan Angove, CEO at Blue Yonder. “While many supply chain solution providers claim to offer end-to-end capabilities, it is typically confined to planning or execution spaces where they’ve integrated their own product suites. Blue Yonder is changing that. With this release, we are redefining end-to-end supply chains and establishing a new category of solutions with interoperable capabilities aligned with our vision to create the supply chain operating system for the world.” 

The interoperable solutions are made possible as a result of a number of strategic investments by the company, including its Luminate® Cognitive Platform, as well as its Platform Data Cloud. Blue Yonder’s Platform Data Cloud, powered by Snowflake®, makes it easy to deliver the right data, at the right location, at the right time by bringing together all the required data to run the supply chain in a centralised location. By combining Blue Yonder’s supply chain technology and IP with Snowflake®’s powerful capabilities, Blue Yonder is reducing the cost, complexity and time required to transform data for its customers, while enabling interoperability between applications and collaboration across Clouds. 

“For years, the supply chain industry has had a data problem – there’s too much of it, it’s scattered across disparate solutions, and sharing has become so risky that some organisations have simply come to avoid it. By partnering with Blue Yonder, Snowflake® is helping joint customers address these challenges by centralising data into a single source of truth, reducing the latency in decision making, and making sharing secure, fast and easy,” says Tim Long, global head of manufacturing, Snowflake®. 

“Together, we’re enabling data, system and business process interoperability by connecting Blue Yonder’s entire end-to-end supply chain portfolio to Blue Yonder’s Platform Data Cloud. Now, Blue Yonder’s solutions can deliver scale and performance that allow customers to significantly accelerate time to value, unlock team productivity, and drive greater resilience.”

Deputy Editor

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889


Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.