During the COVID-19 pandemic, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies have seen significant disruptions on the demand and supply sides of their supply chains, resulting in the need for the ability to forecast demand to meet changing consumer behavior, optimize capacities to exceed service levels and build adaptable supply chains with end-to-end visualization.
That’s driven Dole Food & Beverages Group to digitally transform its supply chain to predict shipment delays and sense, prescribe and optimize demand, enabled with two Blue Yonder cloud-based solutions: Luminate Control Tower and the Luminate Planning portfolio.
About Dole Food & Beverages Group
Dole Food & Beverages Group is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of high-quality packaged fresh fruit and fruit-based products. Dole markets a full line of the canned, jarred, cup, frozen, and dried fruit products and is an innovator in new forms of packaging and processing fruit.
The company was looking for end-to-end visibility and forecasting, sales and operations planning (S&OP) and a sales and operations execution (S&OE) process, and control tower capabilities.
The digital transformation project will allow Dole Food & Beverages Group to build an agile supply chain with a focus on three core components: people, process and systems.
By implementing the Blue Yonder solutions powered by Luminate Platform, the company plans to:
- Align future supply chain structure with global and local control towers that work seamlessly together to gain end-to-end accountability across the supply chain.
- Enhance customer satisfaction and cost savings through lower inventory levels and inventory optimization.
- Increase flexibility and agility in the planning process.
- Enable data-driven decision-making capabilities through an end-to-end integrated platform.
- Improve S&OP, scenario planning and financials, including P&L and cash flow.
Luminate platform will power the visibility and planning capabilities for Dole Food & Beverages Group. The Microsoft Azure and cloud-based Luminate Control Tower will provide the company the ability to automate manual processes, access real-time data to manage and right-size inventory levels and gain visibility into its supply chain.
With Luminate Planning, the company can produce more accurate forecasts calculated from hundreds of variables that drive demand and in-turn achieve a single, unbiased demand forecast. The automated calculation and generation of this holistic forecast enable the company to unlock greater planner efficiency.
About Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder is the world leader in digital supply chain and omni-channel commerce fulfillment. Our intelligent, end-to-end platform enables retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers to seamlessly predict, pivot and fulfill customer demand.
With Blue Yonder, you can make more automated, profitable business decisions that deliver greater growth and re-imagined customer experiences.
*Source: Blue Yonder