This blog was co-written by Terence Leung and Clint Riser with Blue Yonder’s Industry & Solutions Marketing team.

Companies across the manufacturing, retail, and logistics service provider industries are facing several major chronic challenges that impact their supply chains.

These challenges include:

  • Labor shortages, costs, and retention, which in turn pose a challenge for operations.
  • Disruptions and omni-channel fulfillment requirements, which are exposing short-comings of siloed systems.
  • Automation and digital transformation initiatives that are often over-budget and come with high expectations.

Blue Yonder is poised to help our customers through these challenges thanks to our innovative solutions. Our customers trust in our ability to help enable their digital initiatives and simultaneously improve their key performance metrics. This is what motivates our product teams to innovate, especially in warehouse execution, yard management, composable solutions, artificial intelligence, and supply chain execution.

Blue Yonder Warehouse Management solutions have been named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) report1 for 13 times in a row!

With automation, sustainability, and labor trends accelerating, Blue Yonder attributes its success to our innovation-driven culture that is inspired by our customers.

This comes after Blue Yonder achieved similar long-standing recognitions as a Leader in both the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems (TMS)2 and 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning (SCP) Solutions3.

Laser-Focused on Customer Success

Time-to-value has become a key measurement in our customers’ digital journeys. This is what one of our valued customers is saying about the benefit we provide for their successful go-live of our Blue Yonder Warehouse Management solutions in just two months (learn more in the case study here):

“The shift to omni-channel selling has transformed the global retail industry. Seedcom is the first company to implement the ‘new retail’ model in Vietnam by applying breakthrough technologies to our business operations to create great experiences for customers. Implementing Blue Yonder Warehouse Management solutions is a key component of that strategy. After a rapid implementation, it is helping us streamline our processes, optimize our inventory and other resources, and support fast, efficient daily operations.” — Chief Executive Officer, Seedcom Logistics

And thanks to its rapid implementation of Blue Yonder Warehouse Management solutions, Seedcom Logistics is positioned to thrive in the fast-paced world of omni-channel selling. The company can quickly adapt to demand changes across channels, optimizing tasks, and defining priorities to meet customers’ cost and service expectations.

Committed to Enable Higher Levels of Sustainability

To help customers attain higher levels of sustainability, our Warehouse Management and Labor Management solutions are making operations and labor practices more sustainable. Combined, the solutions track performance metrics and adjust as needed, thus reducing waste while improving employee engagement and retention. In addition,  Blue Yonder Transportation Management solutions leverage optimization and advanced analytics capabilities to reduce empty miles while enhancing driver schedules, customer service, and transportation network throughput.

“Sustainability is an important goal for Seedcom in general, and the operation of our warehouses plays a central role. By reducing our workflows and operating with maximum efficiency, we can use energy and staff more efficiently, which contributes to a smaller environmental footprint. Blue Yonder Warehouse Management has already proven its value in supporting efficiency and sustainability — and we anticipate even greater benefits in the future.”  Seedcom Logistics

According to Blue Yonder’s annual Supply Chain Executive survey, a majority of executives have either increased or maintained sustainability solutions over the past two year. Many customers are maximizing sustainability by investing in technology to improve operations and adding automation that realizes a greener supply chain. Please stay tuned for this year’s annual survey results, to be announced at our 2024 ICON event in mid-May.

Feature-Rich Solutions to Enable Transformation

In their digital journey, more and more companies are embracing a modern warehouse SaaS-landscape and acquiring solution capabilities to prepare for a winning future. Our customer Pegasus Logistics Group provides such solutions for their clients, leveraging Blue Yonder Warehouse Management solutions (learn more in the press release here).

“Pegasus Logistics Group’s selection of the Blue Yonder’s supply chain cloud platform was an easy decision that delivers value from day one. It’s a perfect fit to combine Pegasus’ best-in-class white glove services with Blue Yonder’s industry-leading software solutions. The Pegasus implementation of Blue Yonder’s cloud-enabled Warehouse Management solution provides speed-to-market that delivers turnkey, feature-rich solutions for our clients and internal stakeholders” CIO, Pegasus

Recent and Upcoming Innovations

We continue to contribute innovative capabilities to our customers’ digital initiatives. To propel their journeys, we are accelerating our own journey to bring increased intelligence to our customers’ end-to-end processes. For example, SeedCom observes that:

“Blue Yonder has a long history of providing comprehensive solutions for the end-to-end supply chain ecosystem that feature the most advanced technology, including artificial intelligence and machine learning.” — Chief Executive Officer, Seedcom Logistics

Here is a highlight of the most recent innovative capabilities and enhancements:

  • Warehouse Execution System: Blue Yonder Warehouse Execution System provides dynamic work prioritization, intelligent real-time work assignment, and increased labor and equipment utilization. Automatic escalation and de-escalation of tasks and resource capacity smoothing enable the agility and responsiveness desired by today’s demanding warehouse operations. Rapid onboarding of multiple robotic vendors into a single solution accelerates time-to-value and eliminates vendor lock-in. Ongoing operations are supported by a real-time operational dashboard with standard KPIs for centralized visibility across robotics vendor solutions.
  • Synchronizing Supply Chain Execution: Companies on the Blue Yonder Platform are leveraging business process workflows through warehouse, transportation, and order management domains to optimize and orchestrate orders, inventory, and movements across logistics nodes. With real-time insights across the supply chain, companies are able to proactively identify impacts and dynamically modify operations to evade disruptions and improve customer order fulfillment.
  • Yard Management: Blue Yonder Yard Management is a computer-vision-based solution that uses cameras backed by object recognition and machine learning (ML) to automate gate-check activities and monitor trailer locations within the yard. Yard Management helps logistics service providers, manufacturers and retailers automate, monitor, and centralize yard operations for greater throughput, fewer lost loads, and decreased fees.

To learn why our customers’ digital journey greatly benefits from our Blue Yonder Warehouse Management solution check out these resources:


1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, Simon Tunstall, Dwight Klappich, Rishabh Narang, Federica Stufano, 2 May 2024

2 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems, Brock Johns, Oscar Sanchez Duran, Carly West, Manav Jain, 27 March 2024

3 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, Pia Orup Lund, Tim Payne, Joe Graham, Caleb Thomson, Jan Snoeckx, 23 April 2024

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