Blue Yonder

World-class retailers can reduce their out-of-stock rates by as much as 80% and see their revenue and profits improve by more than 5%.

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Blue Yonder listed in Gartner Hype Cycles

IN Events & Awards — 12 September, 2017

In the technology-rich world of retail, organizations look to industry experts to guide decisions about which solutions are best for their business. Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle is one of the most trusted analyses of the retail tech sector, and Blue Yonder is delighted to be mentioned in three reports this year.

7 Ways Retailers Benefit From AI

IN Artificial Intelligence — 05 September, 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are becoming ubiquitous in our daily lives. Modern AI systems are less like David in Spielberg’s film “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” or the HAL computer in Kubrik’s “2001 – A Space Odyssey” but help us to steer through our daily life more efficiently.  From self-driving cars to scheduling…

Black Friday Best Practice: Why it Pays to Get Peak Right

IN Retail — 30 August, 2017

European retailers already had plenty to concern themselves with in the final quarter of each year before Black Friday became an annual event that required marking on their calendar.

The post-Thanksgiving deals-driven day in the US has now established itself in the UK and across Europe – and it’s causing headaches for some retailers in terms of…

3 Award Nominations that Prove Our AI is Delivering Real Value

IN General — 16 August, 2017

In the new retail landscape, the power of AI to extract value cannot be underestimated, and the global retail industry is recognizing this in many ways – not least, through its industry awards. Three respected UK organizations - the IGD, Retail Week, and Computing.co.uk –are all championing Blue Yonder’s achievements as examples of AI excellence in…

Power to the People: why Man + Machine Learning = Maximum Productivity

IN Machine Learning — 24 July, 2017

We live in a world where people like to pitch man against machine. But isn’t the truth that humans should be working with technology to drive a more efficient future?

The New Retail Balance Sheet: Why Data is an Asset – and How to Value It

The call to utilize big data is more than five years old now, and retailers are well aware of the huge commercial value in acting on insight. However, the narrative surrounding how to act on this insight hasn’t evolved in that time – and it needs to.

Smarter Working: Why AI Empowers the Retail Workforce

There are some pretty frightening statistics out there about the future of the retail workforce. According to the British Retail Consortium there could be 900,000 fewer roles in the industry by 2025, while Deloitte believes that a third of all jobs in the UK are at risk of automation.

Waste Away: How New Replenishment Models Are Reducing Shrink

In grocery retail, waste is no longer the inevitable consequence of making sure customers always get what they want. Increasingly, retailers are recognising the myriad ways to mitigate waste – with many different motivations pushing them to adopt new models and techniques that reduce shrink.

Why Sales Are Disappointing Fashion Shoppers

IN Price Optimization — 15 June, 2017

Retailers are trying to balance discount offers that both meet customer expectations and maintain a profit margin, but according to statistics from Blue Yonder’s international consumer survey with Retail Week Connect, the customers have different demands.

Retailers Must Optimize Pricing to Delight Discount-hungry Shoppers

IN Price Optimization — 13 June, 2017

Huge consumer thirst for discounts, and the growing influence promotional activity has on the purchasing process, are changing the pricing landscape for the fashion industry.