Blue Ridge Nordic Conference Advances Supply Chain Planning and Inventory Optimization Strategies

Blue Ridge hosted the 6th annual BLUEPrint Nordics conference this month to revolutionize the way companies approach the supply chain.

Oslo, Norway  (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

This month Blue Ridge and the company’s Nordic partner, Inventory Investment AS, hosted the 6th annual BLUEPrint Nordic conference in Oslo, Norway. Leading European companies gathered to discover demand planning and replenishment strategies that boost bottom-line results and inventory productivity.

Supply chain executives and inventory professionals alike came together to share ideas that promote revenue-generation through more precise, strategic demand planning and inventory optimization.
This year’s conference garnered guest speakers and attendees from many of Europe’s premier companies, including Europris, Stokke, Gresvig, Lovenskiold, Brodrene Dahl, andothers. Guest speakers revealed their expertise on handling the difficulties associated with minimizing inventory costs, while enhancing sales, service, and cash flow.

One of the main benefits expressed by participants is the best-practice development and knowledge sharing between supply chain professionals across a number of industries. Supply chain executives and inventory professionals alike came together to share ideas that promote revenue generation through more precise, strategic demand planning and inventory optimization. “Supply chain complexity continues to rise, so it is vital for decision makers to work in unison to make optimal logistical choices,” stated Sverre Rosmo, CEO of Blue Ridge partner Inventory Investment AS. “By understanding the abundance of data that is available today and capitalizing on supply chain opportunities, firms can achieve heightened levels of profitability together.”

Blue Ridge is preparing to host Global BLUEPrint, which will be held in the fall of this year. After an outstanding Global BLUEPrint at Château Élan last year, Blue Ridge is anticipating more attendees and success stories this year. “I am very impressed with the results presented by the European supply chain community. They produced some really innovative ideas that break away from the traditional mode of supply chain thinking,” stated Dan Craddock, President at Blue Ridge. “Momentum has been building for the upcoming Global BLUEPrint event. It will be interesting to see what bold ideas the North American counterparts present. Idea sharing and competitive challenge will once again be at the forefront of BLUEPrint 2014.” To stay informed of updates around Global BLUEPrint 2014, visit Blue Ridge Events.

About Inventory Investment

Inventory Investment focuses on optimizing buying and replenishment and has through a large number of projects in the Nordics as well in EMEA gained an extensive experience and expertise within replenishment and effective buying. Together with Atlanta based Blue Ridge they form one of the largest professional teams focused on replenishment globally and distributes CLARITY Replenish, a state of the art replenishment system based on the world’s most wide-spread best practice within buying – “The Seven Steps of Buying.”

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