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Supply Chain & Inventory Planning Trends, Challenges, Best Practices: How to Right-Size Inventory and Maximize Customer Service Levels

ATLANTA, March 3, 2021 – – Blue Ridge, the leading platform blending supply chain planning and pricing solutions for resiliency, announced a webinar hosted with HARDI to discuss the 2021 state of the supply chain for HVAC, plumbing and electrical distributors. The webinar is set for March 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET.

Registration for this event is closed. A replay is now available here.

From product shortages, tariffs and political drama to inflation and global catastrophes that breed supply disruption, experts predicted a storm would hit the global supply chain and it is here. Regardless of the disruptions, HARDI and Blue Ridge will show HVAC, plumbing and electrical distributors how to solve their supply chain challenges and what they need to do to thrive in 2021.

Attendees will gain valuable insights into the top supply chain trends and challenges, as well as strategies and ideas to help reduce risk, predict and adapt profitably to change, and achieve significant gains in service levels, cash flow, sales and revenue margins.

This expert panelists, Mike Mills, Director of Business Consulting at Blue Ridge and Tom Fisher, Team Leader, Market Intelligence at HARDI will discuss:

  • The top trends and industry challenges in 2021
  • Common ‘wrong turns’ in inventory planning to avoid
  • Strategies to navigate supply disruption and improve supplier relations
  • Best practices in supply chain and inventory planning to boost service levels, cash, and margins
  • Forecast and plan inventory for slow-moving and intermittent items
  • Tips for getting ahead of seasonal demand and trends
  • Strategies to transform ineffective planning and purchasing processes into a profit-pumping machine

About Blue Ridge

Achieving a resilient supply chain sits at the intersection of demand, price and inventory – where a company’s customers, suppliers and their operations meet. Blue Ridge blends the disciplines of supply chain demand planning and pricing together under a fully configurable cloud-based platform. Highly digital operations in today’s dynamic market generate a need for game-changing, decision-driving data metrics. No longer can “gut-instinct” guesses survive.

The Blue Ridge planning and pricing platform gives business leaders app simplicity that uniquely integrates data science-rich inventory forecasting capabilities with price optimization insights. From modeling, right-sizing inventory and transparency, Blue Ridge bases success off increases in customer profitability and service levels. Through automation, expert consulting, analytics and synchronization, Blue Ridge offers an easy ramp-up and continuous value to guarantee resiliency.

Blue Ridge empowers Wholesale Distributors, Specialty Retailers and Discrete Manufacturers with the capability to adapt to market, product, and competitive challenges by efficiently and effectively managing an ever-volatile supply chain. Learn more at or request a demo at