Sainsbury’s selects Blue Yonder to underpin supply chain management

UK supermarket giant selects Blue Yonder’s Luminate platform to manage its supply chain strategy

Blue Yonder, Inc. has been chosen by UK mega retailer Sainsbury’s. It will use Blue Yonder’s end-to-end Luminate supply chain platform.

Blue Yonder says that the platform’s AI underpinning and data gathering allows demand forecasting and replenishment, digital control tower, space management, macro space planning, range management, warehouse management, labour management and yard management.

Luminate includes ML-based forecasting and ordering solutions and a crisis control center, Luminate Control Tower, which provides visibility and management and collaboration capabilities across supply chains.

Sainsbury’s operates more than 2,000 stores across its Sainsbury’s, Argos and Habitat brands.

Blue Yonder said that it will be working with Sainsbury’s Tech, its in-house technology team, to create an autonomous self-learning supply chain platform with advanced machine learning capabilities.

“We relentlessly seek to improve the way we serve the needs of our customers. Having a predictive, autonomous and adaptive supply chain powered by world class technology products and Sainsbury’s Tech engineering means we can show up for our customers whenever and however they shop with us,” said John Elliott, chief technology officer – Retail at Sainsbury’s. “Blue Yonder provided a strong balance of advanced capabilities, ML experience and a culture and value set closely aligned to our own, including a commitment to sustainability.”

“We are thrilled to expand upon our long-standing partnership with Sainsbury’s by offering iconic, game-changing, and customer-centric solutions that meet consumers’ daily and ever-changing needs, particularly in the critical environment in which we are all living today,” said Mark Morgan, executive vice president and chief revenue officer, Blue Yonder. “We know how important Sainsbury’s supply chain is to the company’s rich history of success and the loyalty of its customers. Our innovative AI and ML capabilities have a proven track record of real results, and our end-to-end platform is unmatched in the market. Our goal is to make AI and ML become key enablers of Sainsbury’s future digital transformation as the company expands its remarkable, trusted, multi brand, multi channel business.”

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