Realization of the Autonomous Supply Chain™ with Blue Yonder

Realization of the Autonomous Supply Chain™ with Blue Yonder

Combining Panasonic’s strength in industrial engineering gained from its long history in the manufacturing field, its IoT and edge technologies with Blue Yonder’s over 35 years of expertise as a supply chain software specialist with AI/ML-driven supply chain and commerce solutions the partnership aims to help customers to drive more automation and actionable, real-time business insights at a time when supply chain operations are becoming ever more complex.

Regarding the Acquisition of Blue Yonder

On September 17, 2021, Panasonic completed the acquisition of Blue Yonder, the leading end-to-end, digital fulfillment platform provider. In the following video messages, both CEOs talk about what this new partnership means for their companies and the industry.

By combining the technologies and expertise of each company, together we will pursue the endless possibilities that this partnership creates to provide even greater value to our customers.

Yasuyuki Higuchi
CEO
Connected Solutions Company
Panasonic Corporation

Girish Rishi
CEO
Blue Yonder

Aim of the Partnership

By integrating Panasonic's Gemba Process Innovation offerings with the leading supply chain management solutions, we aim to provide innovative solutions that contribute to customers' supply chain operations. With a diverse range of edge devices that utilize Panasonic's sensing technology, various frontline operational information that was previously analog can be visualized digitally, and the data can be used to automate processes and improve productivity through optimized site operation. Furthermore, by utilizing Blue Yonder's state-of-the-art supply chain solutions, we aim to optimize the overall supply chain not only within single companies but also across companies.

Evolution of Gemba Process Business Model with Blue Yonder

Towards an Autonomous Supply ChainTM

Panasonic's strengths including devices, smart sensing, facial recognition, robotics are used to collect important data from the frontline, and by multiplying it with external data from business partners and third parties, Blue Yonder’s AI and ML-driven software solutions analyze situational changes in real time and provides decisional support which is sent back to the frontline. This is what we call the Autonomous Supply Chain™. Panasonic and Blue Yonder are accelerating the realization of this by expanding our strategic partnership. Together we will contribute to solving societal issues and customer's management challenges.

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