Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
Blue Ridge, a leading provider of SaaS inventory optimization and analytics solutions recognized for enabling supply-chain excellence, recently hosted BLUEPrint Nordics 2012, the 4th annual conference for demand forecasting, planning and replenishment professionals. The conference was held in Oslo, Norway and had the highest attendance to date. The continuing upward trend in BLUEPrint attendees is a promising testimony to the success of the conference.
Participants say that one of the primary values of BLUEPrint Nordics is the knowledge-sharing between the demand forecasting, planning and replenishment professionals at the conference. The event fosters a community environment as well as a forum to develop best-practices. “The opportunity to connect with new, or nurture existing acquaintances is a great advantage of the seminar,” Tommy Finsand, a lead buyer from Ekrheim AS commented. “Building bridges and exchanging experiences across industries will always be important elements in our continued development and proactive thinking as we go ahead in pursuit of even better solutions.”
The Blue Ridge hosts, along with attendees of BLUEPrint Nordics 2012 ensured it was truly a peer-to-peer experience where everyone walked away with at least 18 months’ worth of new strategy. “Meeting peers within the same profession and listening to very experienced users spurred us to start up programs for results enhancement,” contributed Kate E. Grønberg Lyngdal, purchasing manager at Melbye Skandinavia AS, “Many users of Blue Ridge Replenishment and Lifeline Visibility provided us with a wealth of good inputs and tips.”
Blue Ridge also used the conference to introduce an innovative analytics tool; the Inventory Income Statement, which ensures that demand planning and replenishment professionals analyze KPI’s and make their decisions considering the impact to their company’s bottom-line. The familiar format makes the report effective for quick analysis. Inventory leaders from several companies presented their inventory profitability results, and each offered the audience their blueprints for success, encouraging other participants to follow their leads.
There is already growing momentum for next year’s conference on the heels of this year’s event. Many attendees expressed their wish to present their own success stories at the 2013 BLUEPrint Nordics. “Our experience from motivating presenters and enthusiastic users made these two inspirational and useful days for us,” stated Siri Krigsvoll, logistics manager from Gisle Krigsvoll AS, "We are very much looking forward to attending the conference again in 2013.”
Blue Ridge hosts a global version of BLUEPrint, which will be held October 3 & 4, 2012 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The company is looking forward to new success stories and predicting bold ideas that will impact the supply chains of their attendees this year. “We’re gearing up for our Global BLUEPrint conference now, we’re excited to share our guidance and innovations with our customers, and have our most successful leaders share their experiences to inspire our attendees,” stated Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge, “We’re committed to our customer’s success and this is a great vehicle for enabling improvement no matter how advanced an enterprise is.”
For more information on the Global BLUEPrint, please visit Blue Ridge Events.
About Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge leads the way in enterprise-class Software-as-a-Service supply-chain solutions. Blue Ridge solutions and services turn inventory investments into cash flow and revenue generation opportunities. The company’s robust cloud-based solutions deliver a tightly-integrated, yet flexible architecture for demand analytics, forecasting, planning, replenishment, SKU rationalization and other demand-driven optimization solutions to provide a sound foundation on which companies can solidify and enhance their supply chain initiatives. To find out why global supply chain leaders such as CVS, Shamrock Foods, CRP Industries, Europris, Home Hardware, Martin Brothers and Burris Logistics trust Blue Ridge and its unmatched expertise to be their inventory alignment partner, visit http://www.blueridgeinventory.com