Our Sweet Spots

We work with companies across a select set of industries. While our
competitors believe one-size-fits-all is adequate, we know you can’t
be all things to all customers. Blue Ridge invests heavily in providing
specialized support for the challenges and opportunities unique to each industry.

Distribution

Automotive Aftermarket

Forecasting demand for automotive parts is like chasing a moving target. Seasonal, fast- and slow-moving items such as vintage auto parts, regional uniqueness, and competitive online threats are accepted ‘necessary evils’. Reverse this.

HVACR and Plumbing

You’re in the business of making people’s homes and workplaces comfortable and efficient. But what about your own business? Feeling the heat of new competitors, rising commodity costs, seasonality and large assortments?

Furniture

Minimize the impact of long and variable lead times related to imported furniture. Proactively understand the cost trade-offs of inventory on-hand. Use insights to optimize promotions, quoting, discounts, forward buys ahead of a cost increase, and more.

Foodservice & Food Distribution

Are perishable items and safety stock feasting on your margins? Fill hungry bellies, not shelves -- with specialized features including Fresh Product Forecasting and Seasonal Product forecasting, Intra-Day Replenishment and Shelf-Life Management.

Wine & Spirits

Your business thrives on people coming together to celebrate. But the complexity of forecasting seasonality, lead times, political buys and promotions is nothing to celebrate. Get the insights to improve product availability, sales and revenue with less risk.

Hardware

Demand trends can change in an instant, when macro-trends such as a hurricane or pandemic hit. Plan for chaos and balance inventory profitably for seasonal items, like snow shovels and camping equipment – versus stockpiling and markdowns.

Electrical & Industrial

Right-size inventory levels for slow-moving and intermittent-demand products such as incandescent light bulbs that take up costly space on shelves, but are essential to key customers. Use pricing strategically to shape demand and grow margin on high-selling products across broad assortments.

Pet Food & Supplies

Keep high-turn essentials like dog food and kitty litter in stock. Avoid sales loss to an online competitor. Allocate and move inventory between locations with speed and efficiency.
Integrate inventory data into the pricing strategy to shape demand.

More Industries:

We have experience working with distributors in these additional markets. Got specific questions about your industry challenges?

  • Convenience Stores
  • Janitorial & Sanitary
  • Professional / Commercial Equipment
  • Beer & Ale
  • Paper & Paper Products
  • Medical Equipment
  • Art Supply
  • Safety Protective Equipment
  • Drugs, Drug Proprietaries, and Druggists’ Sundries
  • Food Equipment
  • Flooring
  • 3PLs

Retail

Furniture

Having the right products available is a tall order in our current world of roller-coaster supply and unpredictable consumer behavior. Learn how to improve customer experience and proactively manage risk from problems like backorders and unsold furniture in the warehouse.

Convenience Stores

Get accurate demand sensing and price analysis to compete effectively in multi-channel and regional markets. Analyze data and efficiently replenish, allocate, plan and price broad assortments with confidence.

Grocery & Restaurants

Stabilize erratic supply and demand while minimizing risk related to seasonal and perishable products, such as fresh vegetables and meat. Create just-in-time delivery of the products your customers want, with inventory in profitable balance.

Hardware & Home Supply Stores

Reduce time spent on mundane planning tasks like building replenishment orders. Plan for seasonal demand with confidence. Offset increasing costs from suppliers, right-price products and deliver the best omnichannel retailing experience.

More Industries:

We have experience working with retailers in these additional markets. Got specific questions about your industry challenges?

  • Automotive
  • Computer & Electronics
  • Liquor Stores
  • General Merchandise
  • Drug Stores
  • Art Supply
  • Direct to Consumer
  • Pet Supply
  • Professional / Commercial Equipment
  • Wine & Beer
  • E-Commerce

Manufacturing

Hardware, Building Materials & Construction

Reduce costs to offset the rising price of raw materials like lumber. Gain insights into consumer demand signals to drive production. Manage backorders and lead times on high-demand items such as kitchen cabinetry to prevent lost sales.

Pet Food & Supplies

Accurately predict new consumer trends like responsible sourcing and nutrition-focused products. Optimize list prices based on demand signals and competitive data, and use inventory data to strategically shape demand in complex, multi-tiered channels.

Safety Protective Equipment

Stabilize forecasting and replenishment in response to unanticipated events such as a pandemic or large-scale weather event. Cut backorders, maximize turns and fill rates, and optimize logistics to reduce transportation costs and gain profitability.

Direct to Consumer

Ecommerce has created widespread chaos in fulfilling D2C demand. High price transparency, omnichannel competition, and new pressures to get products to consumers overnight put your business at risk. Get daily insights to what’s driving your profits and pivot to drive opportunity.

More Industries:

We have experience working with discrete manufacturers in these additional markets. Got specific questions about your industry challenges?

  • Home Fitness Equipment
  • Paper / Plastic Packaging
  • Children’s Toys
  • Outdoor Equipment
  • Industrial Supply

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