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Blue Yonder Brings Supply Chain Solution for the Entire ERP Supply Chain

High productivity, sustainable processes, and fail-safe supply chains based on a cognitive platform, combinable microservices, and a framework from Blue Yonder and Snowflake.
E3 Magazine
February 21, 2024
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

SAP CEO Thomas Saueressig emphasized it several times during a panel discussion at the World Economy Forum in Davos this year: resilient supply chains are one of the biggest challenges facing the ERP portfolio. Blue Yonder, a provider of supply chain solutions, announced the release of an interoperable solution designed to cover the entire supply chain. Blue Yonder's Luminate Cognitive Platform has been extended into an end-to-end process solution. The processes and architecture are designed to enable seamless collaboration between all business areas involved, from planning, warehouse management and transportation to the handling of all sales and operational activities.

Compared to many SAP cloud solutions with Lift and Shift, Blue Yonder's framework is a cloud-native architecture on a cognitive platform. The cloud-native platform can be expanded across workflows, data models and functions in an upgrade-proof manner. The centralized platform, on which all Blue Yonder cloud-native applications run, enables fast, data-based decisions, the efficiency and accuracy of which are to be refined and refined by powerful, embedded AI algorithms.

Composable Architecture

Using a composable approach to select suitable components and combine or assemble them into customized applications, companies can expand and improve their existing software technologies with the solutions of the supply chain framework and thus their business functions. Composable microservices consist of small, deployable components that can be used to split applications into individual, independent functions or features. As part of a seamlessly integrated workflow, they also fulfill very specific functional requirements that can be networked with all existing Blue Yonder solutions. Users can therefore rest assured that their current application stack will continue to be expandable with new features in the future. Instead of lengthy monolithic projects, the solution also offers composable journeys whose implementation paths are tailored to the customer's individual vision and budget and are only introduced in phases where faster value creation is possible.

"Today's supply chains are powered by a fragmented ecosystem of legacy solutions, many of which have been assembled over time with custom configurations and code."

Duncan Angove,
Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder is among the first supply chain solution providers whose applications run natively in the Snowflake Data Cloud. Snowflake's Platform Data Cloud brings together all the data required for the supply chain in one centralized location, making it easy for users to deliver data to the right place at the right time. The combination of Blue Yonder's supply chain technology and Snowflake's data cloud capabilities can transform supply chains around the world. The platform reduces the cost, complexity and time required to transform data, enabling collaboration not only between applications but also across different clouds.

The platform enables ERP users to collaborate autonomously with all departments involved across the entire network and raises supply chain management to a higher level with efficiency, reliability and agility.

SCM workflow

Companies can automatically synchronize all data and business process workflows across the order, warehouse, transport and resource domains, minimize disruptions and thus strengthen the resilience of their supply chain. Real-time data processing also enables companies to make decisions seamlessly and in real time, allowing them to predict or prevent disruptions in good time. For example, in the event of a supply shortage, they can reallocate orders or create step-by-step improvement processes to resolve stock disruptions or determine the optimal way to fulfill an order, even if it originates from multiple nodes.

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