Dole Food & Beverages Group to Digitally Transform Its Supply Chain Planning and Visibility with Blue Yonder


Global CPG company will improve forecasting and harmonize the S&OP and S&OE process across the organization with Luminate Control Tower and Luminate Planning

Middle East: Dole Food & Beverages Group has confirmed that it is digitally transforming its supply chain to predict shipment delays and sense, prescribe, and optimize demand, enabled with two Blue Yonder cloud-based solutions.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have seen significant disruptions on the demand and supply sides of their supply chains. This has resulted 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.

A 20-plus year Blue Yonder customer, Dole Food & Beverages Group went through a comprehensive evaluation process to select its long-time supply chain provider for a solution that could meet their newer requirements and support its journey towards the Dole Promise.

Dole Food & Beverages Group, a division of The Dole Sunshine Company, is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of high-quality packaged fresh fruit and fruit-based products. The 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. 

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 a 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.
  • Improve 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. 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,” said Fritz Zeh, Vice President, Global Manufacturing, Dole Food & Beverages Group.

“We are excited that Dole Food & Beverages Group has put their trust in our cloud-based solutions to help power their digital supply chain transformation. They will be able to take their forecasting and business planning abilities to the next level while gaining visibility through the control tower,” said Vishal Dhawan, group vice president, Growth Markets, Blue Yonder.

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. Blue Yonder – Fulfill your PotentialTM