Blue Yonder Deepens Relationship with Panasonic

Press enter to search
Close search
Open Menu

Blue Yonder Deepens Relationship with Panasonic



Panasonic is making an equity investment in supply chain software provider Blue Yonder that gives it a 20% minority ownership stake and one seat on the Blue Yonder board of directors.

The investment via a secondary sale of shares values Blue Yonder at an enterprise value of $5.5 billion. The decision builds on the two companies' existing relationship, a part of which also includes a joint venture in Japan.

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

See also: Retail's Pause is Over: Let's Look Where Tech Investments Might Be Headed Now

Blue Yonder, which was formerly known as JDA Software, counts such retailers as Best Buy, Lowe’s, Starbucks and Walmart among its customers.

“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.”

RIS’ annual look at retail’s top power players and the percentage of the massive retail market they control.

Sweetwater, a music retailer that’s nearing $1 billion in annual sales, found itself in the center of a perfect storm as one of the unexpected non-essential retail beneficiaries during the coronavirus health crisis.

Target is moving forward with its plans to add fresh and frozen grocery items to its Order Pickup and Drive Up services.