Dole Food & Beverages Group is taking steps to digitally transform its supply chain in order to better predict shipment delays and more effectively sense, prescribe and optimize demand.
As part of this, the company has partnered with Blue Yonder to leverage two of its cloud-based solutions.
Dole Food & Beverages Group, a division of The Dole Sunshine Company, was looking for end-to-end visibility and forecasting, a sales and operations planning (S&OP) and a sales and operations execution (S&OE) process, and control tower capabilities.
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The digital transformation project is expected to 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 expects to align future supply chain structure with a global and local control towers that work together to gain end-to-end accountability across the supply chain.
Other expected benefits include enhanced customer satisfaction and cost savings through lower inventory levels and inventory optimization, as well as increased flexibility and agility in the planning process.
The platforms also intend to strengthen Dole's data-driven decision-making capabilities, as well as improve S&OP, scenario planning and financials, and visualization across the supply chain.
“When seeking a control tower and supply chain planning solution, our goal was to enable agile and responsive cross-functional supply chain processes that empower people with data-driven decision-making capabilities based on the foundation of an end-to-end integrated technology platform," said Fritz Zeh, VP, global manufacturing, Dole Food & Beverages Group, in a statement. "Blue Yonder’s Luminate Planning and Luminate Control Tower provide us with the right solutions to make faster business decisions that improve our operations, resulting in lower costs and enhanced planner time.”