Blue Ridge Recognized as a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

Cloud supply chain planning and inventory optimization provider moves from the “Niche Players” quadrant to “Leaders” quadrant.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (PRWEB) JANUARY 22, 2016

Blue Ridge, a global leader in Cloud demand forecasting, planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, today announced that it has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record. Since the last publishing of the Magic Quadrant, Blue Ridge moved from the “Niche Players” quadrant to “Leaders” quadrant, which can be attributed to its completeness of vision and ability to execute. The full report is available to all for no charge at http://bit.ly/1NnV6Sn.

 Quote startOur vision is saving commerce from the status quo. Helping our customers capitalize on consumer data by translating it into supply chain plans and action.Quote end

“Commerce has changed dramatically in just the last few years. Consumers are more empowered than ever, influenced differently, more discerning, and making decisions much more rapidly than ever before. Traditional supply chain solutions can’t leverage the vast information made available by these new market dynamics, a disadvantage that companies can no longer afford, considering the ‘Amazon effect’ on the competitive landscape,” said Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge Solutions.

White continued, “Our vision is saving commerce from the status quo. Helping our customers capitalize on consumer data by translating it into supply chain plans and action. Our solution analyzes every transaction to understand the consumer more deeply, predict sales more precisely and ultimately plan and position goods in the most effective way possible.”

Since the last Magic Quadrant, Blue Ridge has continued expanding its solution to enable the most profitable planning for its customers without sacrificing product availability. Today, the company provides retail and distribution customers a unified solution across all supply chain planning functions- demand forecasting, demand and supply planning, replenishment and allocation, multi-echelon inventory optimization, sales and operations planning (S&OP), and collaboration.

Instead of merely forecasting future sales, customers of Blue Ridge have found enormous benefit from the precision with which the solution automates the heavy lifting of translating demand forecasts into a practical, yet financially-driven, daily plan for a year or more into the future.

Steve Allgeier, Inventory Control Manager of Home Hardware, has seen the results of working with Blue Ridge. He said, “We reduced excess inventory and safety stock by 10%, while increasing service levels by 2.5%. For stores, this means reduced inventory cost and maximum return on promotions."

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record, Tim Payne, Amber Salley, 19 January 2016

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About Blue RIdge

Blue Ridge supply chain solutions are the most accurate way for retailers and distributors to spot changes in customer demand before they happen. Traditional forecasting and planning solutions weren’t designed to keep up with today’s increasingly unpredictable consumer behavior. 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