Suisan Company Selects Blue Ridge to Enhance Freshness and Quality Initiatives Through Inventory Optimization

ATLANTA, GA Jan. 30, 2018 – Suisan Company, a broadline food distributor located in Hilo, Hawaii has selected Blue Ridge’s industry-leading cloud-native supply chain planning solutions to more accurately forecast customer demand and lower inventory levels.

Blue Ridge supply chain solutions are the most accurate way for distributors like Suisan to spot changes in customer demand before they happen. Traditional forecasting and planning solutions weren’t designed to keep up with today’s increasingly unpredictable consumer behavior. In a world where the only constant is change, Blue Ridge will give Suisan more certainty, more speed, and more assurance – so they can see the why behind the buy and respond faster to the unexpected.

“We looked at several demand forecasting systems before selecting Blue Ridge. Blue Ridge had the most complete solution to support our business needs, and to help us achieve our service level goals. Our team is excited and looking forward to utilizing the new software.” Mark Oishi, Director of Purchasing, Suisan Company, Ltd.

“For 110 years, Suisan has earned a reputation of providing the freshest seafood and produce available to its wholesale and retail customers,” said Jim Byrnes, CEO of Blue Ridge. “Suisan’s investment in more accurate forecasting and improved inventory turns means that they will have fresh demand forecasting numbers served up every day to serve their customers exactly what they need.”

Blue Ridge, a leader in the most recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning, provides companies like Suisan with enhanced insight into demand by translating customer data into precise and economically-driven demand and supply plans.

Blue Ridge will host BLUEPrint 2018 in Atlanta on April 22 – April 24, 2018 at the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta™.  BLUEPrint is a hands-on annual conference for supply chain leaders, managers and users of Blue Ridge solutions.

About Suisan

Founded on Sept. 7, 1907, Suisan has grown from a fish market cooperative to Hawaii Island’s premier broadline food distributor. Today, Suisan employs 185 and has a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. It inventories more than 5,000 products and serves more than 1,000 wholesale customers including restaurants, schools, healthcare and government facilities, resorts and institutions. Please visit

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