Blue Ridge Named to “Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100” for Cloud Supply Chain Planning Project

Cloud demand forecasting, planning and inventory optimization leader receives recognition for improving supply chain efficiency and visibility at a major home improvement chain.

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 28, 2014

SDC-100-Logo-smallBlue Ridge, leading Cloud supply chain planning provider, announced today that it has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine as a 2014 “Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100” (SDCE 100) award winner. This is the second year in a row the company has received this honor. Blue Ridge worked with a leading home improvement retailer to improve promotional effectiveness and service levels, while reducing inventory costs.

The hardware retailer successfully used the Blue Ridge Cloud solutions to achieve greater supply chain visibility and maximize the return on their inventory investment. Ultimately, the retailer reduced excess inventory and safety stock by 10 percent, while increasing service levels to stores by 2.5 percent.

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Blue Ridge was honored to receive this recognition for helping the hardware retailer capitalize on supply chain complications that vex many retailers today. “The retail environment has transformed, and to be profitable, it is critical that retailers capitalize on demand-shaping events like promotions without sacrificing efficiency,” stated Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge. “The ability to analyze millions of consumer transactions is key to achieving a profitable balance, and only true Cloud architecture delivers the scalability required for that level of precision.”

Through an online submission process, Supply & Demand Chain Executive collected information on supply chain transformation projects, including information on the objectives, scope, timeline and results of the project. The submissions were evaluated by the magazine's editorial staff primarily based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project; creative application of technologies/solutions/services used; extent of the business results/impact; and clarity of submission.

"Our readers count on Supply & Demand Chain Executive for intelligence and decision-making information on solutions and best practices for supply chain transformation," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "With this year's Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, we are featuring '100 Great Supply Chain Projects' that demonstrate the broad spectrum of opportunities for enabling excellence in the supply chain."

About Blue RIdge

Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning and Price Optimization solutions empower distributors and retailers to tap into undiscovered margin through enterprise-wide inventory intelligence, automation and synchronization. Blue Ridge uniquely combines demand forecasting with pricing strategy, so that businesses can proactively understand the unpredictable and allocate the right inventory – right-priced across the entire mix – to accelerate top- and bottom-line results. In a world where the only constant is change, Blue Ridge provides more certainty, more speed, and more assurance – so companies can see the why behind the buy, and respond faster to the unexpected. That’s why major retailers and distributors rely on Blue Ridge for a more foreseeable future. For more information, go to www.blueridgeglobal.com

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web at http://www.SDCExec.com.