Blue Yonder – A Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ Leader 11 Years Running, Thanks to Our TMS Customers
We believe customers and innovation are the top reasons for recognition as a Leader for the 11th year1 in a row in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems (TMS) report2 !
Much of our success correlates to our customer’s success. They have challenged us to step up our innovation game during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Their candid feedback and trust in our ability to help solve some of their toughest challenges have allowed us to help them digitally transform their businesses to meet omni-channel requirements and win in the new customer-centric world.
We believe this placement is also possible thanks to the innovation culture we have at Blue Yonder. Our teams are not just focused on today but are looking well into the future to ensure we can continue to drive efficiency and sustainability for customers using Blue Yonder’s TMS.
In addition to 11 times in the Leaders’ Quadrant, Blue Yonder is also positioned furthest on the Completeness of Vision axis for the sixth year in a row2.
This is what one of our valued customers is saying about our long-time position as a Leader:
“Anheuser-Busch had a very complex problem, which many TMS vendors were unable to solve. With Blue Yonder, we had very candid, transparent conversations about the obstacles, as well as what it meant to be a strategic partner,” said James Schmidt, North American Zone Director Supply Chain Transformation at Anheuser-Busch InBev. “We knew it would be challenging, but we wanted to win together. Blue Yonder’s performance speaks for itself, but they also proved they could solve our specific challenges.”
The Focus on Innovation
As supply chain footprints change to fit the customer-centric era, our customers are looking to improve service levels, time-to-value, and cost-to-serve, while embracing a modern SaaS landscape. In response, Blue Yonder is bringing innovative capabilities to our customers’ digital efforts, including:
- Nimble, fit-for-purpose transportation services such as planning, load building, and execution services, which include rating, tendering, visibility, and financial services.
- Utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for ETA/PTA, carrier risk and transportation performance analytics, and loading building assistance.
- Carrier network and marketplace solutions for optimizing common carriers and fleets.
- Cohesive out-of-the-box first-, middle- and last-mile solutions.
- Partners who can help customers find and implement the right Blue Yonder solutions.
As customers need to leverage carriers for flexibility and price considerations, Blue Yonder has committed to growing its carrier marketplace service offerings and partner ecosystem including IoT signal providers. This in turn provides companies a valuable and customer-centric set of transportation capabilities to their internal and external customers. We believe this is validated in our receiving the highest score in Level 4 Complexity Use Case and our ranking among the Top 2 for Levels 2, 3 and 5 Complexity Use Case, according to the Gartner Critical Capabilities for TMS report3.
With this latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for TMS, Blue Yonder is the only company recognized as a Leader in three Gartner Magic Quadrant reports4 covering transportation management, warehouse management, and supply chain planning.
1 Blue Yonder was previously listed as JDA; the company rebranded to Blue Yonder in February 2020.
2 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems, Brock Johns, Oscar Sanchez Duran, Carly West, 29 March 2022
3 Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Transportation Management Systems, Brock Johns, Oscar Sanchez Duran, Carly West, 29 March 2022.
4 Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems,” Simon Tunstall, Dwight Klappich, 6 May 2020; “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, 22 February 2021.
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