Blue Yonder, a leading digital supply chain and omni-channel commerce fulfillment provider, has been positioned by Gartner as a Leader in the recently released 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems1 (WMS) based on the “Ability to Execute” and “Completeness of Vision” axes.
Blue Yonder attributes this position to the depth and breadth of its WMS and the power of its Luminate® Platform.
Blue Yonder has been named a Leader in every Gartner Magic Quadrant for WMS published since 20122. In the 2022 report, Blue Yonder believes its position as a Leader represents the company’s unique features in its warehouse distribution, workforce/labor management, and labor forecasting and scheduling, among other criteria.
Blue Yonder’s WMS customers span 19 vertical industries, including 3PL, consumer packaged goods (CPG), food & beverage (F&B), and retail. Blue Yonder has a strong history of delivering WMS solutions to manage intricate warehouse operations for large, complex and diversified customers and uses its strong partner ecosystem globally to implement its warehouse solutions.
Blue Yonder continues to be the only company recognized as a Leader in the three Gartner Magic Quadrant reports covering Warehouse Management Systems, Transportation Management Systems, and Supply Chain Planning Solutions3. The company’s position as a Leader across all three Magic Quadrant reports, in our opinion, reflects its unique end-to-end platform strength across supply chain planning, execution and omni-channel fulfillment.
“The acceleration of e-commerce, the tight labor market and consumer expectations for faster fulfillment have all increased the need for greater automation in warehouses and distribution centers (DCs). WMS solutions are more important now more than ever and those solutions that can integrate with technologies such as robotics, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) can help customers fulfill orders at greater speeds while managing their workforce to prevent burnout,” said Desikan Madhavanur, chief development officer, Blue Yonder. “Our 2022 Supply Chain & Logistics Executive Survey showed that 42% of logistics executives plan to implement and/or enhance their WMS in the next 12 months, and in addition others are looking to add robotics/automation capabilities. Blue Yonder’s warehouse solutions powered by Luminate Platform offer companies solutions that meet the needs of the ever-evolving market.”
Blue Yonder’s WMS was built to recognize and react to critical characteristics across industries, from the ability to process various product attributes, support omni-channel commerce and fulfillment, balance shelf life and productivity for perishables for retailers, or navigate complex regulatory requirements for manufacturers. Blue Yonder’s WMS empowers businesses to deliver consistently high service at a value-driven cost. Organizations can drive change with real-time transaction processing, optimized storage and selection strategies, directed task management, integrated labor standards and more.
Blue Yonder continues to innovate and focus on extending its capabilities within the Luminate Logistics solutions portfolio to improve its customers’ time-to-value while embracing a modern SaaS landscape. Blue Yonder will soon introduce additional capabilities including (read more in the blog):
• Data as a Service;
• Build It Once with APIs;
• Enhanced Warehouse Labor Management;
• Luminate Warehouse Execution System (LWES);
• Luminate Warehouse Management (LWMS).
“Creating a more productive and efficient order fulfillment strategy has become an increasingly important focus for us, especially with one-hour delivery demands. In addition, the current labor shortages and hiring challenges have increased the need to improve order lines picking productivity. Blue Yonder WMS allows us to run various picking methods like Single Order Pick and Zone Picking, which helps us to maximize fulfillment speed and productivity to continue to meet our consumers’ changing needs during these challenging times,” said Mesut Keleş, senior vice president Supply Chain, HappyFresh.
With this latest Gartner Warehouse Management System Magic Quadrant, Blue Yonder is the only company recognized a Leader in three Gartner Magic Quadrant reports3 covering Supply Chain Planning, Transportation Management Systems and Warehouse Management Systems.
1. Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, Simon Tunstall, Dwight Klappich, Rishabh Narang, 1 June 2022.
2. Blue Yonder was previously listed as JDA because the company rebranded in early 2020. Also, recognitions were in the post-JDA/RedPrairie acquisition timeframe announced in 2012.
3. Gartner,“Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems Simon Tunstall, Dwight Klappich, Rishabh Narang, 1 June 2022; “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems,” Brock Johns, Oscar Sanchez Duran, Carly West, 29 March 2022; “Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions,” Amber Salley, Tim Payne, Pia Orup Lund, Janet Suleski, 16 May 2022.
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About Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder (blueyonder.com) 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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