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Accenture and Blue Yonder to help companies accelerate supply chain transformation in the cloud.

Accenture and Blue Yonder to help companies accelerate supply chain transformation in the cloud.

Accenture and Blue Yonder are now serving clients across retail, consumer goods, and tech entrepreneurs to outmanoeuvre risk with smart supply chain conversions that benefit on the advantages of a cloud-first approach. By extending its alliance with Blue Yonder, Accenture will develop and scale its Supply Chain & Operations function with new capabilities and skills to meet that demand.

Accenture study shows more than three-quarters (76%) of supply chain and services c-suite executives admit that their business will expedite its digital transformation, including its stress on using the cloud.

“Companies are under unbelievable pressure to reimagine and change their supply chains to be more active, productive, sustainable and flexible to enable purpose-led growth – and they’re prioritizing cloud at the core of their efforts,” said Kris Timmermans, senior managing director and Accenture’s global supply chain & actions lead. “Growing our partnership with Blue Yonder will provide our joint customers the essential tools and clarity to actively react to disturbances in their supply chains, while also strengthening the cloud-first approach as a key tenet of digital supply chain conversion.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the demand for real-time supply chain clarity and the ability to proactively plan for and instantly adapt to changing circumstances. Concurrently with Accenture, we will drive more excellent client value with proven methodologies that help businesses realise their visions for resilient supply chains by establishing cloud at the centre,” said Mark Morgan, Executive Vice President – Worldwide Commercial Business, Blue Yonder.

Accenture and Blue Yonder will continue to offer advanced supply chain expertise and resolutions across the value chain from planning to logistics; giving end-to-end visibility, while also fast-tracking current client journeys to a more cost-effective and agile cloud design. Building on its deep expertise in cloud services, Accenture lately announced the creation of Accenture Cloud First, a new multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals, with a $3 billion investment over three years.

Leveraging Accenture’s deep business and technology expertise and its global network of Innovation Hubs, the companies will also collectively develop innovative fit-for-purpose supply chain presents that hold Blue Yonder’s cloud-based LuminateTM platform, which runs on Microsoft Azure Cloud. The companies’ combined power in artificial intelligence and machine learning will facilitate the production of new solutions that help joint clients achieve network-wide visibility and collaboration, electronic execution, enhanced demand and supply planning, optimized file management, and enhanced fulfilment.