Accenture to Accelerate Blue Yonder’s Development and Delivery of New Solutions; Companies Expand Relationship to Increase Adoption of Modern, Connected Supply Chains
To provide organizations with supply chains that are resilient, responsive and sustainable, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will leverage its technology and domain expertise to support Blue Yonder in the engineering and delivery of new solutions and capabilities, as part of a strategic expansion of their relationship. Together, the companies plan to help organizations compress transformation and reinvent their supply chains to fuel profitable growth and optimize costs, while doing good for people and the planet.
Accenture cloud-native platform engineers and industry experts will work with Blue Yonder to engineer, define, validate and build new solutions on the Blue Yonder Luminate® Platform. The companies will take the solutions and offerings to market together to joint clients, leveraging Accenture’s delivery experience. The collaboration combines Accenture’s expertise in data integration, interoperability and industries with Blue Yonder’s supply chain platform for planning, fulfillment and delivery.
“Companies have invested heavily in their supply chains to boost inventory and capacity. Now they must focus on building resilience and agility to drive growth and profitability,” said Paul Daugherty, group chief executive - Technology and chief technology officer, Accenture. “With the strategic expansion of our decades-long relationship, Accenture will work with Blue Yonder to design and build new solutions to provide clients with the supply chain of the future—which is less centralized, more modular and enabled by digital technology.”
Accenture will work with clients through a broader co-innovation strategy to accelerate the adoption of Blue Yonder’s solutions. Accenture will also provide Blue Yonder with access to research and development capabilities, helping it explore and advance the use of emerging technologies, such as generative artificial intelligence (AI), process mining and robotics process automation.
Duncan Angove, CEO, Blue Yonder, said, “With constant disruptions and geo-political situations escalating, companies need their supply chains to be more resilient and agile than ever before. This unique way of working with Accenture will not only help to accelerate time to market for our solutions but ensure we are offering solutions that the market needs when it needs it. This expanded relationship will greatly benefit our joint clients, providing them with end-to-end supply chain offerings that meet their needs and help their business grow and profit.”
Blue Yonder’s Luminate Platform provides end-to-end supply chain synchronization across planning and execution to meet clients’ business needs and optimize outcomes. The unified ecosystem and AI and machine learning capabilities of the platform enables prescriptive recommendations, integrated workflows and continuous optimization of the supply chain.
Accenture and Blue Yonder have been working together for more than two decades to help clients synchronize inventory planning and forecasting through warehousing, transformation and fulfillment, and apply predictive analytics to profitably fulfill demand and exceed customer expectations. They have supported hundreds of engagements for clients in 80 countries and across 19 industries.
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