Blue Ridge Nordic Conference Elevates Supply Chain Planning and Efficiency

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SaaS demand forecasting, replenishment and analytics leader hosted 5th annual BLUEPrint Nordics Conference this month to rethink the way companies approach inventory and demand planning.

Blue Ridge Nordic Conference elevates supply chain performance with strategic demand forecasting, planning, and replenishment
Decision scenarios across today’s supply chain have become increasingly complex...This year we’ve witnessed our customers reach new heights in cross departmental and top management involvement.

This month Blue Ridge and the company’s Nordic partner, Inventory Investment AS, hosted the 5th annual BLUEPrint Nordics conference in Oslo, Norway. The conference garnered attendance from many leading European organizations to discuss and promote critical demand planning and inventory replenishment strategies that deliver improved profitability and efficiency.

This year’s conference featured a number of speakers from industry-leading, European companies, such as Musgrave Group, Europris, Rema 1000, Brodrene Dahl, Krigsvoll, and K. Ekrheim. These speakers shared their knowledge and success facing the challenges of reducing inventory while increasing fill-rates and store in-stocks, by leveraging demand forecasting, planning and replenishment to grow the bottom line. More than just technological solutions, BLUEPrint guided participants to capitalize on their advanced solutions by crafting a world-class replenishment team.

Participants expressed that one of the primary benefits of attending is the community environment that provides the opportunity to connect with other supply chain leaders. Supply chain professionals and executive leaders alike gathered to share knowledge of profit opportunities via strategic demand planning and replenishment. “Decision scenarios across today’s supply chain have become increasingly complex, so it is more important than ever to take a collaborative approach,” stated Sverre Rosmo, CEO of Blue Ridge partner Inventory Investment AS. “This year we’ve witnessed our customers reach new heights in cross departmental and top management involvement.”

During the BLUEPrint Nordics 2013 Conference, Blue Ridge showcased the latest inventory planning solutions, designed to increase visibility and profitability in the supply chain. The Visibility Analytics application and the newly developed Inventory Income Statement dashboard were among those presented. Developed with executives in mind, the Inventory Income Statement is a dashboard that draws a direct connection between a company’s inventory investments and its bottom line financials. This allows a business to analyze KPI’s and make supply and demand planning decisions with consideration to the impact to their bottom line.

Blue Ridge is preparing to host Global BLUEPrint, which will be held September 25 & 26, 2013 in Braselton, Georgia at Château Élan resort. After a successful Global BLUEPrint at Stone Mountain last year, Blue Ridge is expecting an even greater number of attendees and even more success stories to be shared. “The European Community shared some really impressive results, ideas and strategies at BLUEPrint 2013. The advances in the last 12 months have been incredible,” noted Dan Craddock, President at Blue Ridge. “The inventory leaders there are proving to be a motivating and challenging group for the North American leaders who will gather this fall. It is the perfect blend of idea sharing and competitive challenge to see who is delivering the best results.” Be on the lookout for more information regarding Global BLUEPrint 2013 at 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, Vistar, Home Hardware, Burris Logistics, CRP Industries, Europris, K. Ekrheim, Martin Brothers and Procurator trust Blue Ridge’s unmatched solutions and expertise as their inventory alignment partner, visit

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