The Evolution of BlueYonder WMS
Originating in 1975 McHugh Freeman & Associates created one of the first packaged Warehouse Management Systems. Over the following 25 years, the renamed McHugh Software expanded their product portfolio to include Transportation Management and Labor Management. In the early 2000s, McHugh rebranded as RedPrairie and subsequently completed acquisitions of LIS, the UK based provider of Dispatcher WMS, and also MARC Global. The company continued to develop and implement both the RedPrairie Discrete WMS and Dispatcher WMS globally. In 2012 RedPrairie completed the purchase of JDA Software, and the combined organization adopted the JDA brand. In 2020 JDA renamed the organization BlueYonder with the ongoing development of the JDA WMS but also announced the end of Dispatcher WMS scheduled for 2025.