JDA Software expands AI capabilties
Supply chain software provider JDA Software is elevating its next-gen capabilities by acquiring Blue Yonder, a leading AI company.
According to JDA, the acquisition reflects the increasing importance of connecting intelligent data and insights to enable more profitable Autonomous Supply Chain decisions and optimized customer experiences. It builds on JDA’s strategy of developing cognitive and connected solutions to power digital transformations for companies seeking to create a competitive advantage for their supply chains.
“Major digital transformation of supply chains is underway and the ability to quickly access intelligent, actionable data and insights will determine the future winners and losers,” said JDA Software CEO Girish Rishi. “JDA’s end-to-end solution portfolio, coupled with Blue Yonder’s leading AI/ML capabilities, will enable customers to deliver more autonomous, profitable business decisions throughout their extended supply chains, unlocking the full business impact of intelligent data.”
Retail Leader profiled Rishi in its Summer 2018 issue.
Blue Yonder enables companies to take a transformative approach to their core processes, automating complex decisions that deliver higher profits and customer value using leading AI/ML algorithms. Blue Yonder’s data science capabilities will allow JDA to more quickly embed new levels of actionable intelligence across all areas of its SaaS solution roadmap, from retail/supply chain planning, to execution, to labor management and through to omni-channel delivery to create significant value realization for customers.
JDA’s acquisition of Blue Yonder is expected to close in August, subject to competition agency approval.
JDA Software is a leading supply chain software provider, whose client roster includes 76 of the top 100 retailers, 77 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 8 of the top 10 global 3PLs.