Gartner has just released its 2024 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions report,1 and once again Blue Yonder has been positioned as a Leader based on its “Ability to Execute” and “Completeness of Vision,” as evaluated among 20 vendors. This marks the fourth consecutive year Blue Yonder has been named a Leader — and the 11th time in the 14 years since the report was first published in 2010.2

As shown by this graphic from Gartner3, this year Blue Yonder was positioned furthest to the right for Completeness of Vision. In the 2024 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Planning Solutions report 4, Blue Yonder was ranked first as per Vendor’s Product Scores for Supply Planning Use Case and ranked third for Demand Planning Use Case.  

With the publication of this report, Blue Yonder continues to be one of only two evaluated companies recognized as a Leader in three Gartner Magic Quadrant reports covering Supply Chain Planning, Transportation Management Systems and Warehouse Management Systems.5

Our Vision: Cognitive Solutions That Deliver Real-World Value

Blue Yonder’s cognitive planning solutions drive value with advanced artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data science, and analytics that elevate the capabilities of today’s supply chain planners, a result of Blue Yonder investing over $1 billion in innovations over the next three years. These leading-edge technologies are built to address the real-world challenges facing planning teams today — including supply shortages, demand volatility and other cascading disruptions — and deliver unparalleled return on investment.

At the core of Blue Yonder’s supply chain planning approach is event-driven decisioning. Instead of planning according to static, fixed cycles, companies can now embrace today’s volatile, frequently disrupted business environment by initiating new plans in real time, based on evolving market realities. Event-driven decisioning supports operational agility, resilience and profitability, no matter how conditions change. Robust scenario-planning capabilities from Blue Yonder enable teams to run hundreds of business simulations, accurately predict outcomes and choose the right execution strategy in minutes, not days.

Blue Yonder’s cognitive planning applications are delivered as cloud-native, composable microservices — enabling companies to implement new capabilities in weeks or months, without incurring high infrastructure and maintenance costs. Blue Yonder’s planning microservices interoperate with existing Blue Yonder solutions, creating end-to-end visibility, awareness and responsiveness.

The Real Measure of Our Success: Customer Results

While we’re honored by 11 years of recognition from Gartner — and proud of our investments in advanced planning capabilities — the real measure of our success lies in our customers’ results.

Every day, companies around the world and in a range of industries are applying dynamic planning solutions from Blue Yonder to control costs, increase profitability, and drive higher customer service and satisfaction. While these customers are diverse, their results share a common theme: Blue Yonder solutions help them achieve greater planning accuracy and more consistent results, even in today’s volatile, disrupted supply chain landscape.

To understand the real-world advantages our customers are achieving, we encourage you to attend customer presentations at our upcoming ICON 2024 user conference: Ardagh Group, Coca Cola Southwest Beverages, Dawn Foods, Dole Packaged Foods, Merit Medical,  Micron, onsemi, Paccar and Solidigm. Visit our session catalog to learn more about these customer presentations.

We’d like to offer congratulations and express gratitude to our planning customers worldwide who play a critical role in earning this kind of recognition. For those Blue Yonder customers who aren’t yet leveraging our industry-leading planning capabilities, I encourage you to contact us and learn more about how theses advanced solutions can connect with, and enhance, your existing Blue Yonder software architecture.


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

2 From 2010-2018, Blue Yonder was listed as “JDA” or “JDA Software” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record and the Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning for Process Automation. The report was revised and changed names, and it was published for the first time in 2021 as the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions.

3 This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available on request from Blue Yonder.

4 Gartner, “Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Planning Solutions,” Pia Orup Lund, Tim Payne, Joe Graham, Caleb Thomson, Jan Snoeckx, 29 April 2024.

5 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, Simon Tunstall, Dwight Klappich, Rishabh Narang, Federica Stufano, 2 May 2024; Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems, Brock Johns, Oscar Sanchez Duran, Carly West, Manav Jain, 27 March 2024; 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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