Frost & Sullivan has recognized Blue Ridge Global with a 2018 Customer Value Leadership Award, naming the Atlanta-based company as the Best Cloud-native Supply Chain Planning Solution for Distributors. Blue Ridge provides best-in-class, cloud-native supply chain solutions to major retailers and distributors looking to forecast a more foreseeable future.
"Blue Ridge's cloud-native, holistic supply chain planning solution with its comprehensive forecasting model takes into account unpredictable consumer behavior and as a result, distributors are able to make a comprehensive market assessment, accurately predict customer demand with more certainty and speed," said Sankara Narayanan, Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "Frost & Sullivan finds that Blue Ridge's customers are able to enjoy higher revenue and profits; lower operating costs and inventory levels, fewer stockouts, and improved service."
Blue Ridge's cloud-based, distribution-focused forecasting and inventory planning solution balances customer needs with business realities like erratic demand from regional uniqueness, seasonality, and market fluctuations that put pressure on distributors.
More from Frost & Sullivan:
"Blue Ridge's cloud-native SCP solutions offer a unique value proposition (a combination of certainty, speed, and assurance) that has helped it solve the growing complexity in supply chains and has contributed to the exciting growth momentum that the company has enjoyed over the last few years.
Distributors need an SCP solution that can take into account unpredictable consumer behavior. Blue Ridge's cloud-native, holistic supply chain solution with its comprehensive forecasting model successfully addresses this need. Distributors are able to accurately predict customer demand with more certainty and speed, resulting in higher revenue and profits, lower operating costs and inventory levels, fewer stockouts, and improved service. The company renders unmatched customer value by providing an SCP solution with enterprise-class capability and app-like simplicity that ensures management of the entire supply chain in an easy-to-use, up-to-date, and personalized fashion that delivers a superior user experience. In addition, customer-centric, outcome-focused initiatives, such as a lifecycle activation/deactivation feature, a comprehensive segmented inventory strategy, and integrated business planning give Blue Ridge a competitive edge."
"We appreciate the recognition from a respected industry voice like Frost & Sullivan, because their research focused on our most important metric: how we provide value to our customers and improve and enhance their business," said Jim Byrnes, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Ridge.
Frost & Sullivan defines and measures Customer Value Leadership by two macro-level categories: Customer Impact and Business Impact. These two sides work together to make customers feel valued and confident in their products' quality and long shelf life. This dual satisfaction translates into repeat purchases and a high lifetime of customer value. For the Customer Value Leadership Award, Frost & Sullivan analysts independently evaluated two key factors—Customer Impact and Business Impact.
The Blue Ridge supply chain platform helps customers reduce costs, improve service levels, and assure product availability to customers without creating a costly inventory surplus. For more information on Blue Ridge's supply chain expertise in with distribution companies across industries, please read the Frost & Sullivan report.