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Customer Success,

CATER – CUSTOMER CASE STUDY

Working with our partner, Inventory Investments AS, in 2017 Cater decided to invest in its buying process with Blue Ridge’s state-of-the-art Supply Chain Planning solutions to secure market-leading customer service levels, maximize efficiency and minimize inventory holding costs.

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Customer Success,

HARMONIE NORGE AS – CUSTOMER CASE STUDY

Harmonie Norge AS is an exclusive supplier of premium-quality doors and windows to select building supplies retailers. The company has its head office and central warehouse in Stokke, Norway. Glenn Jarle Eriksen is the CEO of the company. He joined the company as newly hired logistics manager in the fall of 2015. Together with Marcus Ødegaard, who owns the company, they developed a strategy to rig the company for future growth.

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Supply Chain Planning

Change happens. But misalignment of inventory with customer demand is NOT an acceptable casualty of business. Embrace change and drive immediate results, with powerful automation and intelligence-driven supply chain planning.

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Podcast,

5 Immediate ROI Areas for Supply Chain Planning Software

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Subscribe to The PlanningPosts Podcast & Supply Chain BlogWe all know what it’s like to have extreme inventory challenges and to be expected to deliver big ROI results through supply chain planning software. But isn’t it much more […]

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Blogs,

6 Quick Fixes to Your Demand Forecasting Strategy

These forecasting strategies will improve your  company’s service, overstock and image Ever stopped to examine the planning misconceptions which, very likely, are ripping you off? Today we’ll highlight the top 6, along with quick fixes that will keep your customers coming back and save your organization an S-ton in carrying […]

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Podcast,

3 End-of-Year Demand Planning Moves to Make Right Now

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Subscribe to The PlanningPosts Podcast & Supply Chain BlogYear-end… A time to kick back and relax. But not entirely. These last couple weeks are the perfect downtime to squeeze some low-hanging fruit from your year’s efforts. Today’s episode […]

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Podcast,

How to Reduce Inventory 10% in 90 Days

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Subscribe to The PlanningPosts Podcast & Supply Chain BlogIn distribution, managing inventory is a beast. Competition is relentless and supply, wickedly unpredictable. So you stock up. At some point, executives notice the high cost of this and demand […]

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Podcast,

The Role of AI in Price Optimization

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Subscribe to The PlanningPosts Podcast & Supply Chain BlogPricing shapes demand and demand shapes pricing. Traditionally, the two were much more separate discussions. Today, the power of AI creates an opportunity to blend price optimization strategy with demand […]

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Podcast,

Moving Your Inventory Team from Defense to Offense

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Subscribe to The PlanningPosts Podcast & Supply Chain BlogToday in Episode 10 we are sitting with two former inventory analysts who have now evidently turned into offensive coordinators! Welcome, Sven Aunapu and Dan Craddock. Sven is Director of LifeLine […]

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Blogs,

Kicking the Expensive Habit of Fixed Cycle Buying

Fixed Cycle Buying is the silent producer of excess inventory. Your suppliers that have been set to replenish on a fixed cycle like ‘every Monday’ or ‘every other Wednesday’ are tying up 20% or more in dollars that could be invested more profitably. Today we’ll show a replenishment breakdown, talk […]

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Press Releases,

Broder Bros, DBA Prime Line® Selects Blue Ridge to Optimize North American Supply Chain Operations Following Merger with alphabroder

Blue Ridge announced today that Prime Line®, a privately-held Bridgeport, Conn. based promotional products wholesaler, has selected Blue Ridge technology to streamline its extensive North American supply chain operations, which include a network of more than 10,000 promotional product distributors and 1,700 stock keeping units (SKUs), across 15 product categories.

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Video,

Inventory Reduction 101: The Problem with Fixed Cycle Buying

Inventory reduction becomes a financial problem when you are forced into fixed-cycle buying vs. buying on need. FACT. Unfortunately, fixed cycle buying is the ugly reality for many retail and wholesale distributors. But get this… When distribution companies can remove the limitation of Fixed Cycle Buying from a supplier’s replenishment process, […]

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Press Releases,

Blue Ridge Global Names Jeff Jenkins Chief Revenue Officer and Cliff Isaacson Executive Vice President for Product Strategy

Blue Ridge announced today the appointment of Jeff Jenkins as its Chief Revenue Officer and Cliff Isaacson as Executive Vice President of Product Strategy. Jenkins joins Blue Ridge after a successful exit with TeamWorks, Inc. At Blue Ridge, Jenkins will be responsible for strategic growth and profitability across the entire customer lifecycle.

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Podcast,

The First 100 Days on Your Supply Chain Management Solution

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Subscribe to The PlanningPosts Podcast & Supply Chain BlogProven Steps to Accelerate the ROI of Your Supply Chain Solution Introduction Welcome back to the PlanningPosts Podcast! Today we’re not just talking about demand forecasting, or new items, or […]

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Blogs,

7 Habits of Today’s Top Inventory Management Teams

What can you learn from the habits of today’s top inventory management teams? We’ve been collecting insights from blue-chip inventory analysts over the years and the results have become more and more consistent. Today we’ll share those insights, along with our analysis, so you can learn from these leaders and […]

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Blogs,

11-Point Checklist for Perishable Inventory Management

Today’s consumers are busier and more health conscious. They want fresh grocery delivery, meal kits and even temperature-sensitive products like pharmaceuticals. Several retail trends are making it difficult for distributors to manage perishable inventory in a profitable way: Fresh product segments such as produce, eggs, refrigerated meat and poultry, and […]

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Blogs,

Pricing Strategies for Distributors

Leveraging Your Switzerland Position Distributors sit in a zone we call Switzerland… the middle of the supply chain between the manufacturer and the final customer, which increases the complexity and scope of what they must manage. If you’re a distributor, you can actually use this position to your advantage! In […]

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Podcast,

Bad Pricing Optimization Strategies: What’s That Smell?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Subscribe to The PlanningPosts Podcast & Supply Chain BlogCliff Isaacson, Executive VP of Product Strategy at Blue Ridge cloud-native solutions for demand forecasting. Retailers have already been feeling the squeeze to fine-tune their pricing strategies for quite some […]

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Blogs,

Think Like an Inventory Investor, Not a Buyer

In the old world of replenishment, retail and wholesale inventory teams worked to keep store shelves stocked, holes filled in the warehouse, and hoped they could stay out of trouble and avoid attention. My, how times have changed! Today’s savvy inventory professionals are no longer just buyers. They welcome the […]

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Podcast,

Making a Champion Podcast

Welcome to our very first episode of The PlanningPosts Podcast! Sponsored by Blue Ridge, hosted by Todd Craig. This podcast is a community of supply chain and inventory optimization experts dedicated to creating demand forecasting gurus!

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Supply Chain Analytics

Blue Ridge provides supply chain visibility through constant analysis of real-time data. Blue Ridge Supply Chain Analytics is laser-focused on planning, forecasting and replenishment, empowering you to assess the proper course of action, instill accountability and achieve consistent improvement.

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Customer Success,

ACE CLOSES IN ON STOCK REDUCTION GOAL

Changing regulations, shifting customer demand patterns, and growing complexity in the supply chain were putting Ace Hardware International’s in-stock rates at risk. The company needed to increase its demand and supply planning precision across three distribution centers and more than 600 stores in 62 countries. Implementing new supply chain technology, Ace is now closing in on its goal of 40% fewer stockouts within the first year.

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The ROI of Supply Chain Planning

This eBook reveals how cloud-native supply chain planning is disrupting traditional models. Discover how more data and virtually unlimited processing power delivers higher service levels, lower costs and better overall margins for a typical hardgoods distributor. Download this eBook now and see the difference by the numbers.

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Not All Clouds are Fluffy

Cloud-native supply chain planning platforms allow for a more informative set of analytics, real-time inventory insights and informed buying decisions. This eBook exposes how traditional supply chain planning tools simply can't keep up with increasing demands of an increasingly complex supply chain environment.

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