Marietta, GA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013
Blue Ridge announced today that it has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain, Executive magazine as a 2013 “Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100” award winner. In the 11th annual listing, Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognized Blue Ridge for driving significant bottom-line results by implementing the company’s SaaS demand forecasting, replenishment and analytics solutions at Swedish retailer Procurator.
Procurator, omni-channel retailer of industrial safety supplies, sought a more precise solution to predict the influence of their demand-shaping activities and to ensure inventory was positioned where the company drove demand. Less than a year after implementing the Blue Ridge demand forecasting, replenishment and analytics solutions, Procurator increased in-stock performance from 89 percent to 97 percent, cut inventory by a total of 25 percent, and more than doubled inventory to 6.5.
Each summer, Supply & Demand Chain Executive awards 100 businesses that exhibit success in driving efficiency improvements and bottom-line value across their customer’s supply chains. Selected from a multitude of applicants, judges gathered information on supply chain projects through an online submission process. “Our goal with this year's ‘100’ is to put the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the different functions that comprise the supply chain,” stated Barry Hochfelder, Editor at Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine. “The projects featured in the '100' article can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations.”
Blue Ridge was privileged to win the award for rapidly addressing the needs of Procurator’s omni-channel, retail supply chain. “This year’s competition reflects the need for solutions that can tackle growing complexity in today’s supply chains,” stated Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge. “We are thrilled at the success Procurator has achieved, and this award represents an honor for both the team at Procurator as well as our own.”
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, 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 http://www.blueridgeinventory.com.
About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
For over 10 years Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) has been the only magazine in the Supply Chain industry covering the entire global supply chain that focuses on ROI, professional development and change management, all in a solutions-based format. As a C-level and line-of-business executive, you can depend on our mission-critical editorial to solve your supply chain challenges. Supply & Demand Chain Executive is THE user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation. We help you gain competitive advantage in this complex world through hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies.