Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization

Your entire supply chain - on the same page.

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Improve customer service at the lowest cost

Say goodbye to siloes. Say hello to better service and profit.

Most companies experience it all too often – not enough inventory in one location and too much in another.  Misalignment of inventory impacts customer service and requires costly corrective actions to fix. Multiply these costs across your entire network, and there is significant opportunity to impact your bottom line and improve customer service.

When inventory becomes imbalanced it’s usually because different levels or different locations are managed distinctly from one another creating siloes. That’s why Blue Ridge Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) software analyzes your entire supply chain network as a single, holistic unit with one goal: Ensure great service at customer-facing locations in the most profitable way possible.

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Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization application screenshot

Eliminate supply chain guesswork with unique, multi-tiered inventory planning.

Unlike any other solutions, Blue Ridge MEIO software precisely calculates the daily need for inventory across the supply chain network based on both customer demand and the unique configurations of your supply chain. We deliver a precise prediction of customer demand with the constraints that impact the actual ordering of the goods, including:

  • Joined-order logic – the most economical ordering approach for a single supplier line
  • Store order schedules
  • Supplier capacity
  • Holidays
  • Buying minimums, maximums, and lead times
  • and a host of other factors…

This results in the most precise and cost-effective allocation of inventory across your network - reducing risk, increasing service goals, and optimizing inventory investment. Some might call that a ‘win, win, win.’

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Do you need help with...

  • Understanding optimal inventory levels across locations and echelons?
  • Reducing inventory and logistics costs?
  • Forecasting correctly up the supply chain?
  • Using accurate lead times between echelons?
  • Communicating precise demand and supply data within your company and with trading partners?
  • Leveraging full network visibility?
  • Coordinating demand to support events?
  • Using accurate demand signals?

Ready to learn what multi-echelon inventory optimization can do for you?

Our unique multi-echelon precision is your unfair advantage.

Blue Ridge helps retailers and distributors capitalize on richer, customer transaction data that is available today to generate precise supply chain planning recommendations. You get the visibility and control to ensure product availability, prevent out of stocks and eliminate excess inventory.

By analyzing every individual customer transaction to understand the why’s behind demand, you achieve unparalleled precision that drives sustainable results.

A 2016 Gartner
Magic Quadrant Leader

Customers continue to act faster, expect more, and buy in completely new ways, making precision and visibility more necessary than ever. Get this Gartner research that shows 7 Keys to increasing sales and margin and the supply chain planning magic quadrant.

Why is Gartner’s perspective important? Gartner provides an unbiased, research-backed view of Blue Ridge’s ability to execute as well as completeness of vision. We’re honored to be positioned as Leaders, and as the foremost retail and distribution focused provider we are eager to prove what we can do for your business. Take a look at the report and get in touch to see the impact we can make on your sales and bottom line.

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Your Customers Can't Wait, and Neither Should You...

See Results in Months Not Years

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Increased Sales growth 10%+
Achieved Order fill rate 95%+
Lowest Backorders in company history

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Increased Inventory turns 6.5
Reduced 
Inventory 25%
Increased
 In-stock Performance 8%

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Increased Service Levels 2.5%
Decreased Excess Inventory 10%
Maintained Stock Levels
Decreased Out-of-stocks

Seamless Applications Enable Total Success

You choose the applications you need, and you get one solution configured specifically for your business.

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Demand Forecasting

Demand Planning Application Icon

Demand Planning

Aggregate Forecasting & Planning Application Icon

Aggregate Forecasting & Planning

Replenishment Optimization Application Icon

Replenishment Optimization

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Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization

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Supply Planning

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Allocation

Collaborative Planning Application Icon

Collaborative Planning

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Application Icon

S&OP

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Supply Chain Analytics