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Panasonic to buy AI logistics firm Blue Yonder for $7.1 bil

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De ja vu all over again- Yogi Berra.. acquisitions are the easy part.. post acquisition integration and management.. now thats a very different animal.. Remember Nomura-Lehman(asia)? Daiichi Sankyo- Ranbaxy? Softbank- Sprint? And now the boys from Todai/ Kyodai want to run an AI leader? Watch talented stars start to depart in a few months because of HQ trying to transform the culture to conform to the new owners' culture and way of doing things.. Good luck

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It is the only remaining choice with no or little inhouse creativity and successful product development with Japanese companies. Regretfully there is not even enough analytical skills not to overpay on the acquisition and then to screw up the merger potential over the next 5 years as pointed out by the poster above.

Rakuten acquisitions can be added to his list.

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It is the only remaining choice with no or little inhouse creativity and successful product development with Japanese companies. Regretfully there is not even enough analytical skills not to overpay on the acquisition and then to screw up the merger potential over the next 5 years as pointed out by the poster above.

You say stuff like this but Blue Yonder as it is composed now is the product of at least a dozen acquisitions and mergers over a period of almost four decades, with the principals coming originally from a software supplier to IBM. The original Blue Yonder GmbH was a German firm that specialized in applying AI to business automation. They were bought out by a US company called JDA Software. After the acquisition JDA renamed itself Blue Yonder Inc. Soon after they bought Yantriks, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider. Considering how these sorts of tools have wide applicability across all levels of manufacturing and supply chain management I can see why Panasonic wants a piece of the action. As for your critique of their products, I reckon you don't have many Panasonic products in your home. I have always found their consumer products to be innovative, well made and durable. They are not as cheap as the low quality Chinese garbage polluting the shelves of big box stores everywhere, but much better made.

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