Blue Yonder to acquire Dallas supply chain firm in $839M deal

Blue Yonder to acquire Dallas supply chain firm in $839M deal

Supply chain management giant Blue Yonder, Inc. plans to acquire Dallas-based One Network Enterprises for about $839 million.

One Network Enterprises is headquartered at 4055 Valley View Lane in Dallas. The company, founded in 2002 by Greg Brady and Ranjit Notani, specializes in real-time digital and autonomous supply chain management, powered by artificial intelligence.

With the acquisition of One Network Enterprises, Blue Yonder believes it can unlock further potential.

“We have our end-to-end solutions and AI. With the network, we are closer to our own autonomous supply chain because we have this partner community,” said Andrea Morgan-Vandome, Blue Yonder’s chief innovation officer. “We will be able to share information in real time, and we’ll be able to then make different decisions. That’s why we’re so excited about it.”

Blue Yonder is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has more than 40 offices globally, including one at Cypress Waters. It has invested heavily in artificial intelligence and built an end-to-end platform that can help with just about every step of the supply chain journey.

Blue Yonder can aid in early visibility to help a company see if it has too many goods and to help it decide what to do about it. Or, if there is a shortage of carriers for a manufacturer overseas, Blue Yonder could detect that early and find a replacement form of transportation.

The addition of One Network Enterprises, which has about 150,000 users, would help streamline those processes even further with better collaboration, more. visibility and more information.

“For instance, if I’m planning and have a shortage of materials, I can see it much earlier because the network will feed up the information that those materials are no longer available. Now, I can make different decisions,” said Morgan-Vandome. “It shrinks the time in knowing things.”

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. It is expected to close in the second and third quarter of this year.

Blue Yonder announced last year that it would spend $1 billion on innovation and development, a separate effort from its acquisitions of Flexis, Doodle, and potentially One Network Enterprises.

The close of the deal for One Network Enterprises will mark approximately $1 billion in acquisitions since the fourth quarter of 2023 for Blue Yonder.

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