欢迎访问文传商讯!

您的位置: 文传商讯 全部新闻 → Panasonic and Blue Yonder Extend Strategic Partnership to Accelerate the Autonomous Supply Chain

全部新闻

Panasonic and Blue Yonder Extend Strategic Partnership to Accelerate the Autonomous Supply Chain

发布时间:2020-05-20 19:04


Panasonic makes 20% strategic equity investment in Blue Yonder; investment further accelerates activities for the two companies in Japan

OSAKA, Japan & SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) --

On May 20, 2020, Panasonic Corporation announced that it is making an equity investment in Blue Yonder — the leading end-to-end supply chain software provider. The investment via a secondary sale of shares values Blue Yonder at an enterprise value of $5.5 billion. It builds upon a strong strategic relationship between the two companies, including a joint venture in Japan announced in April 2019. Panasonic will have a 20% minority ownership stake and one seat on the Board of Directors of Blue Yonder.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200520005307/en/

The expanded partnership between Panasonic and Blue Yonder will accelerate the promise of the Autonomous Supply Chain™. Harnessing the edge via the Internet of Things (IoT), Blue Yonder’s platform utilizes machine learning to drive faster, more context-aware business decisions — all to deliver autonomous outcomes.

Blue Yonder and Panasonic will combine resources and work closely with partner companies in Japan to fuel growth by selling Blue Yonder’s Luminate™ solutions and bringing forth new, jointly-developed solutions on the Blue Yonder Luminate Platform that enhance customers’ capabilities for supply and demand forecasting, inventory and labor optimization, and streamlining business operations.

“Modern day supply chains face a number of challenges including rapidly shifting demand, hyper-personalization of consumer needs, labor shortages and operational inefficiencies, so by further developing our relationship with supply chain software specialists Blue Yonder, I believe we will be able to make larger, more transformative contributions to a greater number of customers,” stated Yasu Higuchi, Representative Director of Panasonic Corporation and CEO of Panasonic’s Connected Solutions Company. “In order to do so, we aim to gain a deeper understanding of Blue Yonder’s advanced global solutions and business model so that we can augment and further elevate our own solutions capability. Through this collaboration, we aim to become a global leading provider of frontline process innovation.”

“I am excited about this collaboration to realize our joint vision for digital supply chain — where Blue Yonder’s platform synchronizes with Panasonic’s edge offerings to deliver more autonomous, successful business outcomes for retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers,” said Girish Rishi, CEO of Blue Yonder. “We look forward to working within our Joint Venture in Japan to deliver tremendous customer value.”

Kazuhiro Tsuga, CEO of Panasonic Corporation also commented, “I believe this investment is a vital step for the business transformation that Panasonic’s Connected Solutions Company is undertaking. Until now, the Connected Solutions Company has taken the lead in promoting corporate culture and workstyle reforms, and with this investment we are now delving into transforming our actual business model. Specifically, we will be adding the provision of software, consulting, and services to our traditional business model of selling hardware. This will allow us to support fundamental innovations in the supply chain field — many of which have been highlighted as mission-critical amidst COVID-19 disruptions — and thereby enable us to evolve our solutions to directly address our customers’ challenges. I am certain this is a bold step in the right direction.”

Blue Yonder’s global customers include many of the leading brands in manufacturing, retail and logistics, including Best Buy, BP, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, DHL, Lowes, Mercedes Benz, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, Unilever, and Walmart. At the core of Blue Yonder’s solutions is its end-to-end Luminate Platform, which delivers seamless digital fulfillment experiences through AI-powered supply/demand planning and execution orchestration.

New Mountain Capital and funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) continue to be majority shareholders. New Mountain retains a majority of its original investment and Blackstone continues to hold its full investment in Blue Yonder. Both shareholders remain fully committed to supporting Blue Yonder’s strategic vision.

“Blue Yonder” is a trademark or registered trademark of Blue Yonder Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “Blue Yonder” is a trademark and/or property of Blue Yonder Group, Inc.

About Panasonic
Panasonic Corporation is a global leader developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B sectors. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, operates 528 subsidiaries and 72 associated companies worldwide and reported consolidated net sales of 7.49 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2020. Committed to pursuing new value through collaborative innovation, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for customers. Learn more about Panasonic:
https://www.panasonic.com/global

About Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software) provides seamless, friction-free commerce, empowering every organization and person on the planet to fulfill their potential. Blue Yonder’s machine learning-driven digital fulfillment platform enables clients to deliver to their customers when, how and where they want it. Applying over 35 years of domain expertise, contextual intelligence and data science, Blue Yonder is helping more than 3,300 of the world’s leading manufacturers, retailers and logistics companies create more autonomous, sustainable and profitable operations. https://blueyonder.com/

Social Networks:
Panasonic Corporation
Web: https://www.panasonic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PanasonicCorporation
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/panasonic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/panasonic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChannelPanasonic

Blue Yonder
Web: https://blueyonder.com/
Blog: https://blog.blueyonder.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlueYonderAI/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blueyonder__ai/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blueyonderai
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlueYonder
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BlueYonderAI

Source: https://news.panasonic.com/global/press/data/2020/05/en200520-2/en200520-2.html

Related Links
Connected Solutions Company, Panasonic Corporation
https://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/cns.html

[Press Release] JDA and Panasonic to Establish Joint Venture Company in Japan (Apr 1, 2019)
https://news.panasonic.com/global/press/data/2019/04/en190401-3/en190401-3.html

Panasonic Demonstrates Unique Technology Solutions at the JDA ICON Intelligent Supply Chain Conference (May 08, 2019)
https://news.panasonic.com/global/topics/2019/67943.html

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200520005307/en/

CONTACT:

Panasonic Corporation
Connected Solutions Company
Judah Reynolds, Public Relations Dept.
Tel: +81-80-9924-9839, reynolds.judah@jp.panasonic.com

Blue Yonder
Jolene Peixoto, Vice President, Digital and Corporate Communications
Tel: +1-978-475-0524, Jolene.Peixoto@blueyonder.com

金联创 xinhua08 cacs takungpao China.com 和讯 财讯 C114.net 看商界 畅享网 中国能源网 证券之星 金融界 中金在线 天和网 中国金融网 中汽传媒 国际财经日报 中国环保网 今日亚洲新闻网 百歌新闻专线 亚洲商机 新华网能源频道 IT资讯网 中国智能卡论坛 广西物流网 品牌世家 汽车点评网 中国电子标签网 360教育在线 21世纪保险网 中国能源投资网 中国电子商业联盟 中国汽车咨询中心网 煤炭供应链 美国证券网 百奥知 CTI论坛 中国测控网 北极星电力网 能源财经网 福建之窗 智库在线 eeworld 电脑商情在线 中国电池网 赢商网 湖南信息港 赢在中国网 比邻星环保网 中国制造业门户 中国涂料在线 渝网 - 了解重庆第一站,重庆城市生活门户网站 中国云计算第一门户网站—中云网 投资界 i美股 天和财富网 太阳能信息网 爱中国能源网 世纪新能源网 中国新能源网 PVMate.com 环球外汇 橡胶网-hc360慧聪网 百年企业在线 IT168 米内 汽车工业网 第一车市汽车网 股市资讯 中国西部网 中原汽配网 科技在线 煤炭网 51招生网 教育人生 驴皮网 物流北京 51电池搜索网 大众医学 岭南医药网 5联网 股城网 BIT CNELC XXTLW 外汇通 供应链中国网 中国粘合剂网 中国储能网/li> 家具迷 家居装修网 中華检测网 中国食品招商网 华东化工网 新疆第一汽车网 中国汽车用品交易网 大娱网 中国汽配网 山东化工网 960化工网 妈咪爱 塑胶五金网 慧聪电子网 迈点酒店网 火爆网 emcsino eetrend 绿色节能网 赤浪绿色新能源网 中国商业网 生物无忧 全球医疗器械网 贷商网 手机在线 汽车轻量化在线 中国汽车材料网 科易网 中国电子顶级开发网 中国POS机网 乐康家居 必修 国易网