JDA completes acquisition of Blue Yonder, boosting supply chain AI

By James Henderson
JDA Software has completed its acquisition of Blue Yonder, the market leader in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for retail and supply chain. Wi...

JDA Software has completed its acquisition of Blue Yonder, the market leader in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for retail and supply chain.

With Blue Yonder now part of JDA, customers across vertical industries will be able to leverage a first of its kind end-to-end supply chain solution with AI/ML intelligence built-in that enables them to better plan, analyse, execute and deliver across their operations on a cognitive, connected platform.

Combined, JDA and Blue Yonder now serve 75 of the top 100 retailers in the world along with 77 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and more than 4,000 customers globally.

The acquisition accelerates JDA’s Autonomous Supply Chain capabilities connecting intelligent systems and data to enable automated and more profitable business decisions, while delivering optimized customer experiences.

Blue Yonder’s SaaS solutions – which deliver rapid time-to-value and game-changing business value – also further fuel development of the JDA Luminate cognitive SaaS platform and solutions. Moving forward, Blue Yonder will be known as Blue Yonder, a JDA Company. 

“As we execute on our vision for a truly Autonomous Supply Chain, completing our acquisition of Blue Yonder is a pivotal phase in that journey,” said Desikan Madhavanur, chief development officer, JDA.

“Blue Yonder will rapidly accelerate the JDA Luminate product roadmap, helping us to continually deliver cognitive solutions that deliver game-changing and impactful business value to our customers. The Blue Yonder portfolio of AI/ML-based capabilities is available here and now to engage and deliver to our customers.”

Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt, Blue Yonder founder and chief scientific officer, said: “Today, we look to shape the future supply chain and reimagined retail environments with JDA, to fundamentally transform next-generation supply chains and retail merchandising operations.”

“Through Blue Yonder’s proven data science capabilities in our AI and ML solutions, we will enable real-time decision-making that unlocks more autonomous, profitable business decisions throughout our customers’ extended enterprises, unleashing the full business impact of intelligent data and systems.”

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