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Blue Yonder Reveals How Retailers Can Change Business Trajectory and Drive Better ROI By Orchestrating Supply Chains from Planning to Execution at NRF 2024

Drive more impactful decisions by breaking down silos between solutions, people and data to unlock exponential value in supply chains with Blue Yonder

As retailers look for ways to improve their supply chains and simultaneously address changing consumer shopping habits, there is an increasing need to synchronize across retail systems from planning to omni-channel execution to generate the real-time insights and actions needed to accelerate business transformation to stay ahead of the market. At the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2024: Retail’s Big Show Jan. 14-16, 2024, in New York City, Blue Yonder (Booth # 4239) will showcase how the company’s latest cognitive capabilities and end-to-end interoperability help retailers drive better, faster and more impactful decisions by breaking down silos between people and data to unlock the hidden value within their supply chain.

“The past few years have proven that retail is ever evolving. But one thing remains consistent: the need to meet and manage consumer expectations,” said Vince Beacom, senior vice president, Retail, Blue Yonder. “To this end, retailers need to make decisions faster and with true visibility across their supply chain. That’s why Blue Yonder is excited to showcase our new cognitive planning and execution solutions and Blue Yonder Orchestrator, our generative AI capability, at NRF 2024. Retailers will also have a chance to check out our latest returns management solutions thanks to our recent acquisition of Doddle, which is helping us redefine profitable and sustainable reverse logistics and returns management for our customers. In addition, retailers will also have a chance to hear from our customers PVH and Wegmans about how they are delivering lasting results with Blue Yonder’s solutions.”

Exponential Potential

Today's retail supply chain is an ecosystem of functional silos and disparate solutions with competing needs. Retailers are making daily tradeoffs between addressing business needs, balancing availability against waste, maintaining customer satisfaction, and delivering omni-channel confidence all while maintaining lean logistics. Blue Yonder’s cognitive platform eliminates legacy constraints and unifies people and technology to serve customers faster and more efficiently, acting as the single comprehensive supply chain solutions partner to drive more sustainable ROI. This helps retailers orchestrate their entire supply chains to accelerate merchandise and supply chains plans, amplify shopping experiences, strengthen consumer trust and confidence, and supercharge fulfillment.

At Retail’s Big Show, Blue Yonder will showcase its cognitive and comprehensive platform and innovative and interoperable supply chain solutions at its booth and in NRF programming.

  • Featured Session: Not to be missed is Blue Yonder’s Featured Session on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, at 1 p.m. ET featuring Blue Yonder customers David Herridge, executive vice president, Global Value Chain Technology, PVH, and Smita Katakwar, senior vice president, Technology & Data, Wegmans. At the session titled “From Silos to Success: How Leading Retailers Deliver Lasting Results,” Blue Yonder’s Beacom will moderate a discussion about how decisions that drive short-term gains can over time cause contradictions across departments and diminish the overall results. More meetings, loose integrations, and one-way data sharing will only take retailers so far. PVH and Wegmans will share how they achieved lasting business impact through an end-to-end supply chain digital transformation with Blue Yonder.
  • Expo Booth: Stop by Blue Yonder’s booth (#4239) in the Expo Hall to learn how retailers can drive better, faster, and more impactful decisions by breaking down silos between people and data to unlock the hidden value within your supply chain. Attendees can schedule a one-on-one meeting and see the latest product innovations from Blue Yonder. At the booth, Blue Yonder will be showcasing the following:
    • Cognitive Planning: Learn how Blue Yonder’s cognitive planning solutions combine the latest data management technology with Blue Yonder’s proven supply chain planning capabilities to achieve higher forecast accuracy, accelerate decision making, increase productivity, and build a more resilient supply chain with fewer resources. This results in increased revenue, better margins, and higher customer satisfaction. Blue Yonder will be showcasing two of these solutions at its booth: Cognitive Demand Planning and Cognitive Merchandise Financial Planning.
      • Cognitive Demand Planning applies hundreds of demand-driving variables and patented machine learning models to provide unique demand projections, while factoring in business impact and risk. Retailers can collate inputs from all key stakeholders to improve visibility and collaboration, resulting in an optimized demand plan, higher planner productivity, better inventory management, and an improved understanding of demand drivers and customer behavior.
      • Cognitive Merchandise Financial Planning is powered with generative AI and establishes consumer-centric, omni-channel financial guidelines to manage inventory profitability and productivity to be aligned with company-wide goals. The new solution is aimed at aligning a retailer’s high-level financial goals with the tactical plans that drive execution and customer satisfaction.
    • Reverse Logistics and Returns: Blue Yonder recently acquired Doddle, a leading technology business focused on making the first and last mile more seamless, sustainable and profitable. Blue Yonder will showcase Doddle’s technology at its booth. Booth visitors are invited to learn how Blue Yonder can help with digital retail and omni-channel shopping journeys.
    • Synchronized Execution: Learn how Blue Yonder’s synchronized execution capabilities enable superior performance through advanced interoperability across systems and processes. By synchronizing workflows across order, warehouse, transportation, and resource domains, retailers and logistics service providers can optimize performance across all supply chain nodes and fulfillment services. It also delivers ecosystem extensibility to unify data, suppliers, partners, organizations, and systems while remaining flexible and adaptable to changing business needs.
  • Blue Yonder at the Microsoft Booth: In addition to its own booth, Blue Yonder will have a presence inside the Microsoft booth (#4503).
    • Blue Yonder Orchestrator: Stop by to learn how Blue Yonder is revolutionizing retail with Blue Yonder Orchestrator, our latest AI-powered solution, which brings together the power of generative AI and large language models to deliver dynamic decision-making to your fingertips. Integrated within the Luminate® Cognitive Platform and running on Microsoft Azure, Blue Yonder Orchestrator allows users to query in everyday language, then pulls data from all relevant sources and serves up data-driven insights along with guided recommendations to execute decisions across the breadth of Blue Yonder’s retail solutions suite, uplevelling performance and organizational bandwidth.
  • Playoff Football Watch Party: Blue Yonder will host a Playoff Football Watch Party on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, from 5-11 p.m. ET for retail executives. This is an invite only event. The watch party will include a meet and greet with two former pro football players: Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Jerome Bettis and Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart.

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About Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder is the world leader in digital supply chain transformations and omni-channel commerce fulfillment. Our end-to-end, cognitive business platform enables retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers to best fulfill customer demand from planning through delivery. With Blue Yonder, you'll unify your data, supply chain and retail commerce operations to unlock new business opportunities and drive automation, control and orchestration to enable more profitable, sustainable business decisions. Blue Yonder - Fulfill your Potential

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