Opici Family Distributing Selects Blue Ridge to Forecast Demand and Replenish Inventory

ATLANTA, May 1, 2018 – Opici Family Distributing announced today that it has selected supply chain planning solutions from Blue Ridge to better align its wine and spirits inventory with expected demand from its customers. Founded in 1934, Opici is a leading wholesaler of fine wines and spirits from around the world. Blue Ridge’s technology will optimize the inventory for Opici across its seven warehouse locations, including its main 200,000 square-foot, temperature-controlled facility in Glen Rock, NJ.

“As we continue to grow and expand, our forecasting needs have become more complex, and Blue Ridge offers a complete solution that allows us flexibility in planning for our inventory investment while taking eight distinct markets’ needs into consideration,” commented Dina Opici, President of Opici Family Distributing,  “Their software will not only elevate our current performance but provide opportunity for continued improvement through the management of key performance metrics to ensure productive and profitable results.“

“Our solutions are designed to help companies like Opici balance customer needs with business realities like events and promotions, variable and long lead times, seasonality, deal management and all the other variables that put pressure on today’s wine and spirits distributors,” said Jim Byrnes, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Ridge.

Opici joins Athens Distributing Company, Eder Bros., Georgia Crown Distributing Co., United Distributors, Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors, Martignetti Companies and Vectura as wine and spirits companies leveraging Blue Ridge’s distribution-focused forecasting and inventory planning technology to improve operations.

The Blue Ridge supply chain platform is the most accurate way for distributors like Opici to spot and plan for changes in customer demand before they happen. This insight helps Blue Ridge customers reduce costs, improve service levels, and assure product availability to customers without creating a costly inventory surplus.

Blue Ridge was a leader in the most recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning, due to its track record of translating customer data into precise and economically-driven demand and supply plans.

Blue Ridge is exhibiting at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Annual Convention & Exposition, April 30th – May 3rd , at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The WSWA event is the largest gathering of America’s wine and spirits distributors, as well as suppliers from around the world, who want to enter or grow their brands in the U.S. marketplace. Blue Ridge will be exhibiting in booth #334.

About Opici Family Distributing

Opici Family Distributing is the  leading distributor of wine and spirits on the East Coast.  Based in Glen Rock, NJ, the company operates in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and Florida.  For over 85 years, the Opici name has stood for high quality, consistency and value.  Their mission is about a commitment to building lasting relationships with their customers, suppliers and employees based on trust, respect and a common purpose.  Visit www.opicifamilydistributing.com.

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