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Demand planning and inventory optimization company named in the Niche Players quadrant

ATLANTIC, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Ridge, the intelligent pricing optimization and supply chain planning platform, today announced that it has been named a Niche Player in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant Supply Chain Planning (SCP) Solutions Report.i The Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluated 22 SCP vendors for their ability to execute and completeness of vision, while a related Critical Capabilities Reportii evaluated the 15 key capabilities of SCP solutions.

“We have invested heavily to equip our customers with the technology, intelligence, and support to effectively plan and manage their supply chains amidst the disruption and chaos,” says Jim Byrnes, CEO of Blue Ridge. “We believe that this recognition from Gartner reflects our proven capabilities and the value we are delivering customers across North America and Europe. By combining planning and pricing into an AI-based solution, we are helping businesses transform their supply chain resiliency within 90 days and delivering a significant return on investment even against unprecedented supply chain obstacles.”

Blue Ridge was placed in the Niche Players category, which has a “focus on a specific geography or industry vertical that is relevant to particular users. Niche Players are often seen as specialist vendors — being used as point solutions to support one or two parts of SCP.”

Rooted in cutting-edge AI and machine learning, Blue Ridge provides a cloud-based supply chain solution for wholesale distributors, specialty retailers, and manufacturers to accurately forecast and optimize inventory decisions. In addition to best-in-class software, the company’s LifeLine offering provides a dedicated team of veteran supply chain experts who offer regular hands-on support to Blue Ridge customers.

To learn more about Blue Ridge, contact the team or join representatives at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ from June 6-8, 2022 in Orlando by visiting booth #136. Conference-goers can also join Blue Ridge on June 7th at 2:45 for the roundtable “Best Practices in Profitability Through Managing Working Capital, moderated by Blue Ridge.” Blue Ridge will be moderating the roundtable led by its customer RNDC.

i) Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, Amber Salley et all., 16 May 2022

ii) Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, Pia Orup Lund et all., 16 May 2022

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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’s cloud-native planning and pricing platform gives distributors, retailers and manufacturers app simplicity that uniquely integrates data science-rich inventory forecasting capabilities with price optimization insights. From modeling, right-sizing inventory, and seamless collaboration, Blue Ridge bases success off increases in customer profitability and service levels. Learn more at or request a demo at