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How can you manage the supply chain effectively in the face of strongly fluctuating demand? Blue Ridge’s supply chain software has helped Norwegian foodservice wholesaler Servicegrossistene to significantly improve its forecast reliability and inventory levels. During a recent Webinar Wednesday, Managing Director Jan van der Burg provided insight into the improvements achieved: “We now have more time for supplier negotiations.”

By Marcel te Lindert

On the futures market, the price of coffee has roughly doubled in the past year. Companies that see such price increases coming can take early action in anticipation. “We prefer to buy more coffee than we need for the next three weeks so that we can benefit from a better margin. But if you have to manage the whole assortment manually, you lack the time to make such tactical and strategic purchasing decisions,” stated Jan van der Burg, Managing Director of Servicegrossistene.

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