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Automotive Aftermarket Valued at $390 Billion in 2020, Growing 3.8%

Painless Demand Planning in ERP: Strategies to Rock it

[Quiz]: How Agile is Your Supply Chain?

Why Pricing Strategy and Supply Chain Management Must be Tied at the Hip

Forbes Explores Importance of The Voice of the Customer with Ed Rusch

AI and Machine Learning in Pricing: Words of Wisdom from Our CTO

Women and Manufacturing Host Tracy Coon: How Software Solutions Benefit Your Manufacturing Company

Manufacturing Talk Radio Explores Supply Chain Resiliency and Pricing Solutions in One Package

S&OP is Not a Big IT Project: How Does Sales and Operations Planning Work and Why You Need it

Today’s Big News and What it Means for Supply Chain Planning and Pricing Solutions

HARDI and Blue Ridge Present: 2021 State of The Distribution Supply Chain Webinar

Why You Need Cloud-Native Supply Chain Solutions (Like Yesterday)

Manufacturing Logistics IT: Grilstad selects Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning Solutions to Improve S&OP

Wine and Spirits Distribution Supply Chain Trends and Best Demand Planning Practices

UPCOMING WEBINAR WITH UNIPRO: Inventory Planning War Stories in Food Distribution

Robotics and Automation in Demand and Inventory Forecasting

Forecasting Automotive Aftermarket Parts: Industry Analysis

6 Noteworthy Trends the Dutch Food Industry is Finding from COVID Round 2 (Part 6)

6 Noteworthy Trends the Dutch Food Industry is Finding from COVID Round 2 (Part 5)

Supply Chain Acronyms: The “2020” Edition

Even Santa Had to Rethink His Supply Chain this Year: Letter From an Elf

Amazon’s Holiday Logistics Nightmare

How to Build Supply Chain Resiliency Now and in 2021

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Nicola Nunes

6 Noteworthy Trends the Dutch Food Industry is Finding from COVID Round 2 (Part 4)

Some Good News for EU Retailers About Peak Season

PODCAST: Time to Gut-Check Your Distribution Facility Operations?

What is the Value of AI and Machine Learning in Supply Chain Management?

6 Trends the Food Industry Can Learn from Dutch Supermarkets (Part 3)

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Nader Ramadan

6 Trends the Food Industry Can Learn from Dutch Supermarkets (Part 2)

Inside Chewy’s First Automated Fulfillment Center

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Jeff Jatcko

A Couple of Coca-Cola and SAP Guys Talk Supply Chain Best Practices

6 Noteworthy Trends the Dutch Food Industry is Finding from COVID Round 2 (Part 1)

Demand Planning in ERP? I’d Rather Chew Broken Glass.

Online Competition is Forcing Reckless Pricing (Here’s How to Avoid it)

What is Supply Chain Management?

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Ashley Hill

Webinar Answers the Question: “What’s the ROI of Supply Chain Planning Solutions?”

How is COVID-Related Urban Exodus Impacting Supply Chains?

And You Thought YOUR Job Was Stressful!

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Kamal Sooch

How Machine Learning Eases Global Supply Chain Volatility

War Stories in Inventory Planning: 3 Distributors’ Journeys to Better Customer Service with Less Inventory

28 Supply Chain Management Pros Weigh In on Challenges

Let’s Talk Forecast Accuracy: The ROI of Forecasting Software, Quantified

Supply Chain Trends and Predictions for 2020-2021

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Yashodhara Patankar

SCP and S&OP Solutions Put Norwegian Meat Producer Grilstad into Elite Competitive Position

Your Supply Chain Can’t Handle the Truth!

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Madhura Khaire

5 Supply Chain Disruptions Our Software Can Solve

How’s Your Supply Chain Resilience Planning Going?

Gartner Peer Insights Review of Blue Ridge: Accuracy Up, Inventory Down!

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Pritam Deokule

Fuel for Choosing a Planning for NetSuite Software Provider

What is the Economic Outlook for World Trade? Here Are Lots of Stats…

Who Doesn’t Love a Hot Pink Taco Truck?

Top 4 Drivers of Supply Chain Success

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Gauri Rajmane

We Are Rolling with BLUEPRINT2020!

11 Benefits of Shifting Inventory Risk onto the Manufacturer

Data Analytics: A Competitive Edge for Supply Chain Management

Lora Cecere and Adrian Gonzalez Join BLUEPRINT FREE Supply Chain Conference

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Sanket Narkar

6 Statistics That Prove Supply Chain Visibility Matters

Supply Chain Risk Management: Are You Flying Blind?

A Great Comparison Chart of 6 ERP Solutions

How to Improve Forecast Accuracy in Multi-Echelon Manufacturing Supply Chains

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Vedangi Lavekar

ERP, Big Whoop! How Well Can You Really Track Your Supply Chain Costs?

6 Signs That Your Supply Chain Risk Just Shot Up

Tips to Stop Hemorrhaging Cash from Rising Retail Returns

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Dhanashri Raskar

COVID-19 is a Catalyst in Supply Chain Technology Adoption

Painless Collaborative Planning and Forecasting in Manufacturing

Exciting New Additions to Our FREE Virtual Supply Chain Conference

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Milind Thakre

Constellation Research: Top 10 Solutions to Know for Order Management

3 Ways to Create Resilient Supply Chains

WOW! 5 Teen Entrepreneurs Become Supply Chain Management Distribution Leaders

American Business Awards® – Blue Ridge a Best Supply Chain Management Solution

What’s Next in Blue Ridge: Supply Chain Planning Release Webinar

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Balaji Fugate

Forecasting Seasonal Demand with Machine Learning Tools

Supply Chain Optimization: European Insights from a Talk with Simacan

Who Are The Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners of 2020?

6 Benefits of Integrated Business Planning Software for Inventory Optimization

Blue Ridge Career Diaries: Sanchit Limaye

Why Value-Based Pricing Should Top Your To-Do List

Differences Between Demand Forecasting Yesterday vs. Tomorrow

How to Balance Inventory and Stop Giving Up Margins Immediately

Retail Supply Chain Virtual Event to Address Consumerization Challenges

The Future of Digital Supply Chains

Digitalization Technology is Key to Navigating COVID-19 Supply Shocks

Example of Forecast Management Excellence During COVID-19

HVAC Industry Trends Distributors Should Know About

Supply Chain Agility: Lessons from a Wine and Spirits Mastermind

Is Fewer Products on Retail Store Shelves the Answer Right Now?

How to Balance Safety Stock: 4 Myths, Dispelled

Six 2020 Supply Chain Trends: Tech Reigns

Optimizing New Items: A Demand Forecasting Conundrum

Distribution Strategy Group Presents The Wholesale Change Show

WEBINAR: Thriving in Supply Chain Disruptions

Long-Term Supply Chain Shortages: Predictions from Daniel Stanton

Fun with Neural Networks

6 Predictions as Firms Retool Their Supply Chains for Resilience

9 Growth Strategies for Manufacturing Industry 4.0

Food and Beverage Companies, Food Dive Needs Your Input

8 Habits of Successful Direct-to-Consumer Retailers

3 COVID-19 Hangover Cures for Supply Chain Executives: Part 3

Verenia SalesXL Live! Virtual Conference for NetSuite Users

3 COVID-19 Hangover Cures for Supply Chain Executives: Part 2

3 COVID-19 Hangover Cures for Supply Chain Executives: Part 1

A Handy Hack for Comparing Supply Chain Planning Solutions

Supply Chain Collaboration and S&OP Are Key to Unwinding Disruption

Predictive vs. Prescriptive vs. Cognitive Supply Chain Analytics

Firms Will Drive $2T a Year in Value from Machine Learning in Supply Chain Management

Offshoring vs. Reshoring in Supply Chain

The 3 S’s Plaguing Your HVAC Customers: Part 3

The 3 S’s Plaguing Your HVAC Customers: Part 2

The 3 S’s Plaguing Your HVAC Customers: Part 1

3 New Mindsets for the Post-COVID-19 Growth Agenda

Highly Digitized, Agile Supply Chains Have an Opportunity to Seize

How to Shut Down the Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chain

What Causes the Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chain?

Perishable Order Management: Stabilizing ‘Yo-Yo’ Demand in Food and Grocery

13 Consumer Habits of Interest to Foodservice Distributors Right Now

Multi-Channel Pricing Strategies MUST Get Smarter

Supply Chains Are Rethinking Their Low-Cost Focus

3 Capabilities Essential to Supply Chain Agility

10 Eye-Popping Statistics About Retail Inventory Planning

Cost-Saving IBP Software is the Key to Strategic Recovery

4 Pricing Strategies You’ve Probably Never Tried

Inventory Reduction is Strong Business Defense Against COVID-19

COVID-19 Supply Chain Resources and Recovery Strategies

3 Supply Chain Risk Planning Areas Forever Changed by COVID-19

Pricing Products is an Iterative Sport

The Power of AI in Supply Chain Analytics

Isola’s Leap into Cloud-Based Supply Chain Planning Solutions

Coronavirus Economic Effect on Supply Chain: We’re Not All on the Same Page

Retail Pricing Strategies to Reverse Margin Erosion

Distribution and Supply Chain Management Best Practices: Stuff We Can Learn from Lean Manufacturing

5 Reasons Execs Nix the Budget Request for SCP Software (and How to Change Their Minds)

Useful Shortcut Map for Supply Chain Software in Europe

What is Order Cycle Optimization?

Hurricane Season: Tips for Supply Chain Disaster Preparedness

Who Wants a Free WMS or ERP Solution?

Why Supply and Demand Chain Executives Seeking Agility Need IBP

Creating Agile Supply Chains through S&OP Solutions

Bad Pricing Strategies: What’s That Smell?

5 Tips for Renegotiating Your Supplier Contracts

Will this COVID-19 Pandemic Change Supply Chains Forever?

Pricing Strategy #6: You’d Be Dumb to Over-Rely on Cost-Plus Pricing vs. Science

Pricing Strategy #5: You’d Be Dumb to Ignore Shrinking Revenue and Profits

5 Supply Chain Industry Trends Emerging from COVID-19

When Does Forward Buying in Supply Chain Make Sense?

HVACR Distribution Stats: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Why Is A Change Needed? Supply Chain Planning Solutions Selection Guide

Pricing Strategy #4: You’d Be Dumb to Ignore Intelligent Pricing with SCP

Pricing Strategy #3: You’d Be Dumb to Ignore Flexibility to Cost Changes

Pricing Strategy #2: You Can’t Afford to Ignore Competitor Pricing

6 Pricing Strategies You Can’t Afford to Ignore: Strategy #1

Never Trust an ERP or WMS Solution for Supply Chain Planning

What is COVID-19 Doing to the Global Food Industry?

7 Steps to Set Up Your Supply Chain Management ‘New Normal’

Post-Pandemic Demand Planning: ‘Analytics-Minded’ Always Wins

Planning for a Supplier Shutdown: Here’s What Distributors Can Do

Supply Chain Management Disruption: To Prepare, or Not Prepare?

Inventory Reduction is Your Best Business Defense Against COVID-19

Now More Than Ever: Supply Chain Analytics for Demand Forecasting

How to Protect Service Levels in a Pandemic

COVID-19 is Also Spreading Decision Paralysis

The Chicken and The Egg: Using Price Optimization and Pricing Analytics to Shape Demand

Distributors Hold the Key to Economic Recovery

How to Free Up Cash for Your Coronavirus-Stricken Business

Managing Coronavirus: Forecasting Tips for Un-Forecastable Lead Times

Managing Your Coronavirus-Stricken Business: 7 Logistics Impacts on Supply Chain

Best Demand Forecasting and Replenishment Solutions Expand in Europe

Managing Your Coronavirus-Stricken Business: Supply Chain Analytics

Managing Your Coronavirus-Stricken Business: Top Fears and Solutions

Stop Price Gouging in Disaster: A New Trend Puts CX First

An Important Update From Blue Ridge Regarding COVID-19

The 3 Amigos of Science in S&OP

6 Quick Fixes to Your Demand Forecasting Strategy

Order Validity Analysis: 7th Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Replenishment Optimization: 5th Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Special Order Analysis: 6th Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Service Level Management: 4th Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Order Cycle Optimization: 3rd Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Lead Time Forecasting: The 2nd Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Demand Forecasting: The 1st Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Kicking the Expensive Habit of Fixed Cycle Buying

Inventory Reduction 101: The Problem with Fixed Cycle Buying

How to Manage Long Lead Times, Slow Movers and Other Profit Stealers – Part 2 of 2

7 Habits of Today’s Top Inventory Management Teams

11-Point Checklist for Perishable Inventory Management

Pricing Strategies for Distributors

Managing Inventory Chaos During Distribution and Wholesale M&A

How to Manage Erratic Demand (Profitably): Profit Stealers Part 1 of 2

5 Ways to Reduce Inventory Right Now

Bad Pricing Optimization Strategies: What’s That Smell?

Specialty Retail Series: Part 4 of 4

Think Like an Inventory Investor, Not a Buyer

Long Lead Times Bring the Heat

Specialty Retail Series: Part 3 of 4

Never Take Your Eyes Off this Demand Forecasting Metric

7 Areas Where Inventory Leaders Can Up Their Game

Is Your DOM Forecasting Strategy on the Wrong Path? Part 2 of 2

Specialty Retail Series: Part 2 of 4

Specialty Retail Series: Part 1 of 4

The Growing List of Surprisingly Seasonal Items

Is Your DOM Forecasting Strategy on the Wrong Path? Part 1 of 2