Blue Ridge Explores the Future of Supply Chain Planning at BLUEPrint 2015

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Blue Ridge discussed the evolution of demand forecasting, planning and replenishment at their annual customer and supply chain planning thought-leadership conference on October 6-8, 2015 at Château Élan.

Blue Ridge, cloud-native supply chain solution provider, hosted their annual BLUEPrint conference at Château Élan outside of Atlanta, Georgia on October 6-8, 2015. With an entirely new format and record-breaking turnout, Blue Ridge explored the theme of supply chain transformation with dozens of global leaders. The conference boasted several customer transformation stories, a powerful keynote speech on big data analytics, and a glimpse into the future of supply chain technology.

BLUEPrint 2015 attracted more attendees and interest than ever before. Blue Ridge executives and domain experts dove into the future of supply chain and discussed new product developments, the benefits of cloud, and concluded with a technology vision from Prasanna Katta, VP of Technology at Blue Ridge.

Featured Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jennifer Lewis Priestley, head of the Ph. D. Program in Advanced Analytics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University, delivered powerful insights on the challenges and opportunities of “Big Data” in today’s business environment.

The event featured six Blue Ridge customers sharing their transformational stories. The customer presentations included industry leaders such as: Gemaire, Home Hardware, CRP Industries, Interline Brands, Ben E. Keith, and Associated Food Stores. Ranging from brand new implementations to one of Blue Ridge’s first customers, guest speakers painted a picture of their changing business environment, and then demonstrated their significant improvements in inventory performance since implementing the solution.

There was ample opportunity for collaboration and networking amongst attendees and Blue Ridge professionals. Following customer presentations, the floor was opened to Q&A where the audience was able to relate their own environment to other industry leaders and discuss how to overcome similar challenges.

“The momentum and energy generated at this year’s BLUEPrint reached a whole new level,” stated Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge. “It was incredible to have our community together to explore how commerce is evolving, how that affects the supply chain, and how current and future capabilities tackle challenges that didn’t even exist a few years ago. The stories presented by our customer speakers inspire us to continue innovating and delivering to transform their businesses.”

Blue Ridge will host the next BLUEPrint in May of 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Stay tuned for more details surrounding the event.

About Blue Ridge

For progressive retail and distribution companies, Blue Ridge’s cloud-native supply chain planning solutions dramatically improve the ability to increase revenue and deliver superior customer experiences. This solution predicts more precisely and responds more quickly to changing inventory demands than legacy supply chain solutions that rely on antiquated software architectures. Blue Ridge’s demand-driven solutions help improve inventory performance and optimize inventory investments to positively impact the bottom line. The solution is scalable to the most complex supply chains, and ninety five percent of Blue Ridge distribution customers are fully operational in less than 90 days. For more information, please visit

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