Fujitsu Client Computing Limited Selects Blue Yonder to Transform Supply Planning and S&OP Capabilities

The ability to forecast demand accurately, plan inventory correctly and improve planner efficiency is crucial for manufacturing supply chain. That’s why Fujitsu Client Computing Limited, a leader in delivering world-changing technology, has embarked on a digital supply chain transformation journey using several Blue Yonder Planning solutions, including supply planning and sales & operations planning (S&OP) capabilities.

Fujitsu Client Computing was founded in 2016 and is a joint venture company owned by Fujitsu, Lenovo and Development Bank of Japan Inc. The company’s intention is to “Provide varied computing tools in the society to make our life better and comfortable.” In 2021 alone, the company shipped 3 million PC units worldwide. Needing a supply chain planning capabilities upgrade to meet the demands of today’s constantly changing environment, Fujitsu Client Computing turned to Blue Yonder for the solution. Blue Yonder is the current supply chain solutions provider for Lenovo.

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“Provide varied computing tools in the society to make our life better and comfortable.”

Once fully implemented, Blue Yonder’s Planning solutions will enable Fujitsu Client Computing to improve efficiency and flexibility to accommodate the current environment and business needs across its supply chain. Blue Yonder has been recognized as a Leader two consecutive times in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions1. In addition, Blue Yonder scored in the Top 10 for all 5 Use Cases in the 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Planning Solutions report2.

“Based on the close collaboration with Lenovo to understand its deep supply chain practices on Blue Yonder’s Planning solutions, we knew that Blue Yonder offers the right capabilities Fujitsu Client Computing needs to continue creating valuable products that will benefit both our customers and business partners. Blue Yonder’s end-to-end capabilities will enable us to continuously innovate and improve our products, gain greater supply chain visibility and deliver an overall better experience for our customers,” said Takeda Hiroyasu, chief operating officer, Fujitsu Client Computing.

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With Blue Yonder’s Planning solution, which is under the joint deployment by Blue Yonder and Lenovo, Fujitsu Client Computing will be able to improve its sales and operations planning (S&OP) process and consistently operate on a unified plan that is aligned to business strategy, by seamlessly incorporating all moving parts across the supply chain, balancing demand, supply, revenue, cost, and margin targets. With the advanced scenario supply planning capabilities, Fujitsu Client Computing can stage the right inventory throughout its distribution network, minimizing stock-outs while maximizing inventory turns and customer service levels, and gain strong return on its invested capital.

“Fujitsu Client Computing is continuously seeking to provide valuable products that help bridge the digital divide and to do that, they needed a more modern, intelligent, and connected supply chain solution. Our Planning solutions provide a scenario-based, boundaryless planning system that will guide Fujitsu Client Computing as it plans for demand and looks to improve profitability and business efficiencies,” said Antonio Boccalandro, president, APAC, Blue Yonder.

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