Blue Ridge Pioneers SaaS Merchandise Allocation Solution

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SaaS leader in demand-driven solutions introduces merchandise allocation solution that improves sales, heightens inventory productivity, and responds to demand fluctuations.

By assuring sustainable product availability, supporting demand changes and predicting tight supply, a company can increase sales throughout the chain by aligning inventory with local demand.
We've coordinated with retail leaders and industry analysts to provide what many see as a long overdue improvement in the accuracy of product allocation.

Blue Ridge, leading provider of SaaS inventory replenishment, allocation and analytics solutions, today announced the availability of demand-driven merchandise allocation to address the complexities of aligning product availability with consumer demand.

The company developed a demand-driven approach to allocation in response to market concerns that traditional “tops-down” allocation methods weren’t precise enough for today’s retail environment. Blue Ridge merchandise allocation capitalizes on unique store demographics, geographics and demand-shaping activities; creating a bottoms-up approach to allocation for fashion, seasonal, import and promotional merchandise.

In addition to pre-allocation techniques for one-time-buy items, the solution also enables allocation of replenishment items such as imports. The need to redirect product can often occur when demand changes occur over long lead-times, or when supply is constrained.

Allocation effectiveness is enhanced by the use of time-phased plans with daily plan granularity. This level of granularity allows the solution to account precisely for conditions such as sell-through, incoming receipts, store order schedules, and upcoming promotions in order to prioritize allocation sequence and quantity.

Innovative retailers have long been seeking the evolution of merchandise allocation. By assuring sustainable product availability, supporting demand changes and predicting tight supply, a company can increase sales throughout the chain by aligning inventory with local demand.

Blue Ridge Inventory Allocation has introduced unique, game-changing capabilities to the marketplace:

  •     Store demand detail that drives bottoms-up allocation plans
  •     Precise, daily visibility of supply chain events that impact store need, such as order schedules, expected receipt dates, promotions, etc.
  •     Allocation priority that considers current and future store condition

Blue Ridge has continued to innovate and evolve their enterprise-class SaaS offerings. “We’ve coordinated with retail leaders and industry analysts to provide what many see as a long overdue improvement in the accuracy of product allocation,” stated Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge. White noted that the company’s commitment to optimize inventory for profitability and to drive sales in the retail environment is what compels advances like the Inventory Allocation solution.

About Blue Ridge Inventory
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

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