Blue Yonder and M&S partner to transform supply chain

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Marks & Spencer has partnered Blue Yonder to digitally transform its supply chain to reduce costs and improve material flow.

Blue Yonder has completed the implementation of its demand and fulfilment capabilities through its ‘Luminate Planning’, to enable Marks and Spencer to quickly adapt to changing demands from consumers.

The cloud-based platform which is built on Microsoft Azure, provides the retailer with a more accurate view into demand by consolidating and synchronising demand signals, as well as external variables across the retailers’ 1,000 stores. The digital platform also offers Marks & Spencer employees a more ‘configurable’ operation to respond to sudden changes in the market.

Matt Horwood, chief technology officer, M&S Clothing & Home said: “As part of our fast-moving ‘Never the Same Again’ programme, we’re re-engineering our Clothing & Home supply chain, and this means ensuring our market-leading demand platform remains up to date.”

Abhijit Niyogi, vice president and business head – Retail, Europe, Tata Consultancy Services added: “With the help of our long-standing partner, Blue Yonder, TCS delivered a complex and business critical program to support M&S in their digital transformation journey.”

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