Gausdal Landhandleri AS Selects Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning

Cloud-native technology to enable supply chain advances and support planned expansion
for Norwegian building products retailer
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Atlanta, GA. and Oslo, Norway Nov 17, 2016

 Quote startPartnering with Blue Ridge will enable us to create new supply chain innovations, providing a strong foundation for further profitable growth.Quote end
Blue Ridge, a global leader in cloud demand forecasting, planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, today announced Gausdal Landhandleri AS selected Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning technology to support planned expansion and provide enhanced product availability, predictability and transparency throughout their supply chain.

“Our customers require short delivery cycles with high service levels, placing increasing demands on supply chain planning and execution,” said Audun Løhre, CEO at Gausdal Landhandleri AS. “In order to make our supply chain the most reliable, profitable and competitive in the business, we required the most advanced and capable system. Partnering with Blue Ridge will enable us to create new supply chain innovations, providing a strong foundation for further profitable growth.”

Blue Ridge technology precisely connects the supply chain to consumer demand, enhancing customer experience by ensuring products are available at the right time and place without excessive investments in inventory.  Gausdal Landhandleri saw significant value in the ability for Blue Ridge to accurately forecast seasonal product demand and precisely align inventory at the distribution center and store levels.

“Now more than ever, retailers need to be proactive to understand customer demand patterns in order assure product availability without creating excess inventory cost,” said Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge.  “We are confident that Gausdal will benefit from the unprecedented precision of our demand planning technology, and enable the company to profitably execute supply chain operations, achieve their differentiating service goals, and drive additional corporate expansion.”

Blue Ridge´s Nordic implementation and education partner Inventory Investment AS, is set to launch the implementation.

About Gausdal Landhandleri

Gausdal Landhandleri is a Norway based regional retail chain offering products for home improvement and building supplies. Headquartered at Lillehammer, the company supplies a comprehensive product range for the entire building process and has developed an effective supply chain solution, supplying both directly to building sites and to its 15 stores. The first store opened in Gausdal in 1938.

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