Story originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal on Nov. 25, 2020. Excerpts from the story below. To see the full story visit

The new technology, from supply-chain software provider Blue Yonder, tracks the movement of goods from manufacturing plants to distribution centers. The software integrates that data with customer orders, using machine learning to anticipate delays and shortages and help companies decide how to allocate limited supply.

The Blue Yonder digital upgrade also began in March, with the rollout of software that allows GE Appliances to check stock levels at company distribution centers, track shipments from manufacturing plants and anticipate disruptions that could slow customer deliveries.