Blue Ridge Predicts Keys to Supply Chain Planning in SDCE Magazine

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Cloud based SaaS demand forecasting, planning and replenishment leader discusses the effects of various supply chain trends on retailers and distributors.

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We could work with a good forecast, we could see trends, and we could see if somewhere in the future there would be a problem with a product.

In the September issue, Supply & Demand Chain, Executive Magazine connected with five “SDCE 100” honorees, including Blue Ridge. In the article, “Clearly Managing Inventory,” Blue Ridge shared a vision of a changing supply chain landscape and what it could mean to retailers and wholesalers.

As the economy improves, many companies seek to capture rising sales, but at the same time avoid unnecessary costs. Blue Ridge asserted Cloud solutions that grant greater visibility and collaboration are key to striking this balance. “There is the potential to foresee supply chain disruptions before they occur and to communicate across the supply chain to prevent the disruption,” stated Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge. “Optimal planning—from replenishment and production to logistics, transportation and labor…results in leaner, yet more effective supply chain.”

The article also highlighted the story of Procurator, a retailer of industrial safety goods who struggled with stockouts even while company inventory levels grew. A few weeks after implementing Blue Ridge Cloud demand forecasting and replenishment solutions, Anders Armandt, Purchasing Director at Procurator, began to see results. “We could work with a good forecast, we could see trends, and we could see if somewhere in the future there would be a problem with a product.” In less than a year, Procurator improved in-stock performance from 89 percent to 97 percent, while their inventory value by almost 20 percent and increasing inventory turns by 3.6.

About Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Cloud supply chain planning and analytics solutions provide next-level visibility and precision in demand forecasting, planning and replenishment to retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. By optimizing product availability, inventory, and logistics costs, these companies increase cash flow by 50% or more and improve sales by double-digits, while stabilizing or even reducing inventory up to 30%. Blue Ridge demand-driven solutions can be implemented in as little as 90 days and scaled to the most complex supply chains. For more information, visit

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