Gartner Includes Blue Ridge in Supply Chain Management Vendor Guide, 2014

Cloud supply chain planning and inventory optimization leader listed in 2014 Gartner application and technology guide for supply chain management in the SCP SOR Vendors category.

Marietta, GA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Blue Ridge, a global leader in Cloud demand forecasting, planning, replenishment, and analytics, today announced that it has been included in Gartner’s research guide, “The Gartner Supply Chain Management Vendor Guide, 2014,” published on June 17th of this year. In this report, Tim Payne discusses key findings about cutting-edge supply chain planning solutions that can increase profitability.

According to Gartner, “New deployment models – most notably, software as a service (SaaS) and Cloud, are gaining traction.” Gartner recommends that businesses “consider new sourcing options, such as SaaS or managed services, to gain the benefits of incrementally improved capabilities without the traditionally large, upfront costs of on-premises applications.”

Blue Ridge is listed as a SCP SOR (Supply Chain Planning System of Record) vendor within the guide. According to Gartner, “SCP is defined as the collective capabilities that enable the operational demand- and supply- planning processes of a company, such as demand planning, inventory planning, replenishment planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, and collaborative planning.”

Blue Ridge is honored to be included in this year’s supply chain management vendor guide. “Gartner is a premier source of knowledge for supply chain initiatives that bring value to the enterprise. We are honored to be included as a Supply Chain Planning vendor,” stated Greg White, CEO at Blue Ridge. White added, “It’s encouraging to see our Cloud offerings recognized for what we believe they are, enterprise-class solutions that assure rapid innovation and cost-effective delivery. We will continue to innovate our Cloud solutions to assure that our many retail and distribution customers stay at the forefront of their industries.”

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