Supply Planning

Demand forecasting meets supply chain action.

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Optimize your inventory investment to your organization’s strategic goals.

Improve strategy and efficiency with a unified plan.

To minimize risk and execute corporate strategy, a unified demand and supply plan is essential. Blue Ridge Supply Planning delivers precise and responsive daily inventory planning that increases efficiency and provides visibility for better decision making.

We translate your demand forecast into a precise, daily inventory plan, with the ability to see sales, orders, receipts and more - on the specific day they will occur.  This enables you respond to new events in the supply chain as they occur.

  • Finance can understand future sales as well as cash commitments, and provide input to adjust the plan
  • Merchandising has visibility to future sales and can plan additional promotions if needed
  • Distribution Centers can determine daily labor plans, because they know precisely how many and what size orders will be arriving
  • Transportation can plan routing and equipment requirements with visibility to when orders will be ready for pick up from suppliers
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Precise, Automated, Optimized Inventory Planning

Blue Ridge Supply Planning creates fully configured orders, economically optimized to your company’s goals for up to 24 months in advance. These precise order projections are completely automated without user intervention and adhere to:

  • Order schedules or projected need for replenishment to assure service level goals are met
  • Case pack, pallet or other SKU level rounding requirements
  • Order level constraints, such as truckload weight or cube that require further quantity rounding precision

Our unified demand and supply plan predicts daily store demand, distribution center demand, receipts and on-hand inventory to create the optimal plan considering the unique dynamics of every item, location, channel and supplier.

Do you need help with...

  • Optimizing supply plans for your strategic goals?
  • Streamlining your supply planning processes?
  • Maintaining one version of truth in a unified demand and supply plan?
  • Planning all SKU’s for all locations and channels?
  • Precisely managing inventory across the supply chain?
  • Automating order building and projecting inventory orders up to 2 years in advance?

Ready to learn what precision supply chain planning can do for you?

Our unique supply planning 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 Service Level 99.65%
Decreased Overstock 25%
Decreased Lost sales 10%
Increased Time available 40%

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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

Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization Application Icon

Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization

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Supply Planning

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Allocation

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Collaborative Planning

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Application Icon

S&OP

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Supply Chain Analytics