Savvy wholesalers are moving to analytics tools that have best practice reports built in, with an ease of use that allows non-technical users to create customer dashboards, reports and alerts as necessary.
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 27, 2013
In the article “Technology: A brave new world,” Better Wholesaling magazine identified the top trends in wholesale and emphasized key inputs from Blue Ridge CEO Greg White. The prominent, UK-based, wholesale publication called on White to contribute insights into the progression of supply chain technology and the implications for wholesalers in the coming year.
Author and Editor Elit Rowland addressed six imminent technology trends, several of which affect the wholesale supply chain. White pointed out that the adoption of cloud technology is speeding up supply chain innovation as well as opening new opportunities for a more visible and collaborative supply chain. In speaking of software-as-a-service, White stated, “SaaS’s benefits include fast, low risk implementation while enabling providers to deliver updates throughout the year.” He went on to say, “All participants in the wholesale supply chain can see future product needs and plan well in advance. Optimal planning from replenishment to production to logistics, transportation and labor, all the way to financial impact, results in a leaner, yet more effective supply chain.”
Better Wholesaling also connected with Blue Ridge about the growth of big data and its affect on resolving operational and logistical issues. White stated, “Savvy wholesalers are moving to analytics tools that have best practice reports built in, with an ease of use that allows non-technical users to create customer dashboards, reports and alerts as necessary.”
White was honored to contribute to the renowned wholesale publication and tap into the decades of supply chain experience that he and his team have acquired. “Our team at Blue Ridge has completed over 300 supply chain solution implementations and has provided best practice education for years,” noted White. He then continued, “We are happy to put our expertise to good work in a publication that is so dedicated to improving the wholesale industry.”
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.