Blue Yonder provides a supply chain platform that helps customers optimize their supply chain operations and improve key metrics, such as reducing inventory, increasing fill rates, reducing logistics costs, and reducing out-of-stock costs. Ultimately, any improvements in these important metrics correlates to higher revenue, lower costs, better gross margins, and increased working capital for businesses that achieve them. Blue Yonder commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by consuming Luminate™ Planning.
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Luminate Planning on their organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with years of experience using Luminate Planning.
Prior to using Blue Yonder, the customers had a combination of legacy application and spreadsheet-based planning processes that were neither standardized nor capable of providing full visibility to the company’s supply chain, which inhibits centralized planning. The legacy application had performance issues even though the company’s data was spread across multiple instances of the application. The spreadsheet-based planning was highly manual and inefficient. It also produced suboptimal results and made a single view of planning data impractical. This environment frustrated executives trying to develop best practices and hindered business growth.