Global Control Tower Connectivity Is Critical for Ports

Logistics Viewpoints

ElMarie Hugo from BlueYonder is an expert on these supply chains. Ports are critical nodes in global supply chains. Making sure that port-related supply chains operate smoothly is imperative for companies and nations.

Keeping the World’s Supply Chains Moving — Even During the Worst Kind of Disruption

BlueYonder

And we invite you to donate via this link: wck.org/blueyonder. Like the rest of the world, I watched with heartbreak as the conflict in Ukraine began. My heart goes out to people of Ukraine, along with their families and loved ones. You can read Blue Yonder’s full statement here.

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NEW Webinar: 7 Uncommon Keys to WMS Project Success

The Logistics of Logistics

Dan is a recognized thought leader in WMS, with experience prior to his role at Softeon as the founder of Supply Chain Digest, CMO at RedPrairie (now BlueYonder) and as lead WMS analyst at META Group (later acquired by Gartner). NEW Webinar: 7 Uncommon Keys to WMS Project Success.

The Digital Car: Supercomputer on Wheels

BlueYonder

Learn more at blueyonder. The worldwide chip shortage is just one sign that automakers and semiconductor manufacturers need to collaborate at an entirely new level.

Mastering the Last Mile of Retail Delivery

BlueYonder

A lot of recent media attention has been devoted to what might be considered “macro” logistics problems, such as port closures, blocked shipping lanes and a lack of ocean container capacity. These and other logistics challenges leave products stranded thousands of miles from their final destinations.

Transforming the Data Management Challenge into a Strategic Opportunity

BlueYonder

Managing large volumes of near real-time data from multiple sources of input is a challenge for many businesses — particularly those companies that are managing their supply chains with a series of disparate and disconnected tools.

3 Ways Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” Will Disrupt the Supply Chain

BlueYonder

Before you brush this off as a puff piece written by a geriatric millennial who has loved Beyoncé for 20+ years — none of which is a lie — let me assure you that Mrs. Carter-Knowles indeed has the accolades, the power and the influence to actually disrupt the global supply chain.

Insights from the 2022 Gartner® Supply Chain Symposium, Part 1

BlueYonder

This week, at the 2022 Gartner® Supply Chain Symposium, we learned several key themes, as well as how the Gartner Magic Quadrants are evolving. In this blog, we will share those insights with you.

Managing the Supply Chain in Times of Crisis?

BlueYonder

As we watch Russia’s invasion of Ukraine unfold, the real cost of this war is plain: lost lives, families that are forever altered, and destroyed communities.

The Not-So-Surprising Growth of 4PLs

BlueYonder

This is part 1 of 3 article on the topic of “How 4PL Services Can Help Up the Game in the Omni-Channel World.”. The COVID-19 pandemic changed just about every facet of our personal and professional lives, but its impact has been especially dramatic for logistics professionals.

Wellness at Work: Blue Yonder Introduces BY Wellbeing Program

BlueYonder

At Blue Yonder, well-being is at the heart of what we do, and we seek to foster a culture of associates who have high levels of well-being. While the company has always offered resources to associates, we sought a way to make it more cohesive.

Vacation Vibes and a Job? Kids Can Have It All This Summer

BlueYonder

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting hotter, and the end of school is just around the corner. It’s summertime! The season of flip flops, sandy beaches, family vacations, and most importantly, no school until the fall.

Leveraging Technology To Improve Employee Engagement and Retention

BlueYonder

In part one, Creating a Culture That Engages and Retains Warehouse Employees, we explored successful strategies to enhance employee engagement and improve warehouse staff retention. Technology can play a critical role towards creating a culture of engagement and retention.

Resilient and Sustainable? Can a Supply Chain Really Have It All?

BlueYonder

The State of Supply Chain Sustainability 2021 report tells us that the work for increased supply chain sustainability has not slowed down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is continuing in full force.

Time to Talk: Mental Health First Aid at Blue Yonder 

BlueYonder

PART II. Last week, we shared Blue Yonder’s Time to Talk program information. Our Time to Talk representatives share their stories of what mental health first aid means to them this week.

5 Things You May Have Missed in Supply Chain News 

BlueYonder

Welcome to our series where we give you the scoop on five things you may have missed in supply chain news. You can also catch the full rundown from our?Blue Blue Yonder Live video: . Will your 4 th of July be a boom or a bust? . Many cities across the U.S.,

Time to Talk: Mental Health First Aid at Blue Yonder 

BlueYonder

PART I. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it is dedicated to understanding the care and compassion needed to nurture those who suffer from mental illness disruptions. At Blue Yonder, we take the time to drive awareness for importance of mental health.

Blue Yonder Gives ICON Attendees a Chance to Give Back

BlueYonder

Earth Day is celebrated each year in over 190 countries and counting. It’s a day to acknowledge a movement that works to cease unsustainable behavior and create global environmental changes. This year marks the 52 nd Earth Day.

Willpower and Inclusivity: A Story of Setbacks to Comebacks   

BlueYonder

In today’s DIVE blog Naissa Von Pein, Director of Indirect Spend and Procurement Excellence at Dole Sunshine Group, discusses her personal experiences as a female in supply chain and shares her thoughts about accelerating diversity and inclusion as well as advice she has for other women looking to be fearless.

Allyship: Doing More by Saying Less 

BlueYonder

Blue Yonder fosters a workplace culture that nurtures Diversity, Inclusion, Value, and Equality (DIVE) for all associates to openly express their individuality in an accepting and understanding environment.

Blue Yonder Associate Embarks on Medical Mission in the Dominican Republic

BlueYonder

Matt LaHann is a Blue Yonder associate who traveled to the Dominican Republic with his family to contribute to humanitarian efforts. As we kick-off Global Volunteer Month, he shares how he and his family were impacted by their service and contributions.

Three Core Building Blocks To Create a Resilient Supply Chain

BlueYonder

Supply chains were on the verge of recovering from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic when yet again they were plunged into turmoil due to the conflict in Ukraine.

The Private Label Pivot — More Headaches for Category Planners?

BlueYonder

In just the few weeks since writing my last blog on inflation , the U.S. consumer price index (CPI) has jumped from a 12-month average of 7.5% up to 7.9%, with food-at-home reaching 8.6%.

How the Worker Shortage Might Affect Your Summer Vacation Plans

BlueYonder

We’ve all being hearing about the worker shortage since early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’ve seen it in action in our everyday lives — visiting the grocery store, the pharmacy, at school and even at our own jobs.

Why You Need to Synchronise Your Supply Chain

BlueYonder

I still recall my first introduction to the concept of the supply chain. There were two arrows facing opposite directions. One arrow showed the flow of customer demand from the source to the supplier, while the other showed the flow of goods from the supplier to the customer. Simple.

Advice to Your Younger Self This International Women’s Day

BlueYonder

Each year, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. It is a global celebration, recognizing women for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias.

Why (And How) Retail Stores are Here to Stay

JDA software

In the age of Amazon, are retail stores still here to stay? J oAnn Martin , JDA’s senior strategy leader for Retail thinks so. In this video blog, she shares why shoppers still want an in-store experience and what the biggest change is in retail right now. Prepare for more about AI and machine learning. Watch as JoAnn shares how retailers are responding to consumer demand for a totally personalized shopping experience – pricing, promotions and assortments included!

Hardline Retailers Leverage Blue Yonder to Deliver Modern Omni-Channel Offerings

BlueYonder

One might think that supply chain issues have been addressed or at least resolved enough to get goods where they need to go as we enter the third year of the pandemic.

Family or Career? Blue Yonder’s Sandra Lelieveld Says You Can Have It All

BlueYonder

In today’s DIVE In blog Sandra Lelieveld, Sales Director at Blue Yonder, explores what it takes to be a ‘Fearless Female’ in the supply chain industry. Sandra has over 15 years of experience in sales management.

Freight Rates: Don’t Settle for the Status Quo

BlueYonder

This blog is co-authored by Redwood Logistics and Blue Yonder. Whether it’s rolling COVID-19 lockdowns in port-heavy provinces or the dozens of ships waiting to offload at the ports in California, there’s not nearly enough capacity to fulfill demand. Even as the current driver shortage in the U.S.

Omni-Channel Shopping: Why Retailers Should Offer a Seamless Experience Both In-Store and Online

BlueYonder

If the start of global COVID-19 pandemic accelerated e-commerce growth with millions of consumers purchasing products online, pandemic fatigue is now driving many consumers, at least in the U.S., back to in-person shopping. According to the Wall Street Journal , U.S.

Juneteenth: A History and Reflection

BlueYonder

Let’s get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Crucial conversations surrounding the topics of racial injustice, discrimination, and cultural prejudice, continue to ignite.

Future Proof Your Grocery E-Commerce Supply Chain

BlueYonder

By Nina Seth, Director Product Marketing – Commerce and Pawan Gupta, Sales and Strategy – Commerce. Online grocery sales are soaring to new heights. online grocery sales reached nearly $98 billion last year. In fact, more than 70% of U.S. households, or 93 million people, received one or more orders via pickup, delivery and ship-to-home channels. With changing expectations, grocers today need the right omni-channel technologies to help them manage and fulfill orders across channels.

The State of Omni-Channel Order Management: E-Commerce Strategies To Drive Success

BlueYonder

Worldwide events of the last two years have created new customer demand for order fulfillment flexibility and speed, creating an imperative to transform the state of order management. As events continue to impact B2B and B2C order fulfillment, what are companies doing to succeed and even thrive?

You Should Not Always Have Known Better: Understand and Avoid the Hindsight Selection Bias in Probabilistic Forecast Evaluation

BlueYonder

by Malte Tichy, Michael Feindt. This blog post on forecast evaluation discusses common pitfalls and challenges that arise when evaluating probabilistic forecasts.