Supply & Demand Chain Executive: Panasonic takes 20% stake in Blue Yonder
Story originally appeared in Vogue Business on May 20, 2020. Excerpts from the story below. To see the full story visit SDCExec.com.
Panasonic Corporation announced that it is making an equity investment in Blue Yonder. The investment via a secondary sale of shares values Blue Yonder at an enterprise value of $5.5 billion. It builds upon a strong strategic relationship between the two companies, including a joint venture in Japan announced in April 2019. Panasonic will have a 20% minority ownership stake and one seat on the Board of Directors of Blue Yonder.
The expanded partnership between Panasonic and Blue Yonder will accelerate the promise of the Autonomous Supply Chain. Harnessing the edge via the Internet of Things (IoT), Blue Yonder’s platform utilizes machine learning to drive faster, more context-aware business decisions — all to deliver autonomous outcomes.
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