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TMCNet:  Retail Food Logistics Leader Implements Blue Ridge Inventory Analytics Solution

[October 16, 2012]

Retail Food Logistics Leader Implements Blue Ridge Inventory Analytics Solution

(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 16, 2012 Leading SaaS demand forecasting, planning, replenishment, and analytics provider Blue Ridge today announced that Burris Logistics is now live with their SaaS Analytics solution. Burris selected Blue Ridge to optimize inventory performance, increase accountability, and assure that the company continues to enhance their extraordinary service.

In order to live up to customers’ expectations on product availability and at the same time manage logistics costs, the company was motivated to implement the Blue Ridge Analytics solution. “Strategically, we want to make certain that we honor our commitment to deliver ‘WOW’ levels of service for our customers,” said Ed Krupka CIO of Burris Logistics. “Analytics enables us to raise the bar on service.” Analytics is the second in the suite of Blue Ridge inventory alignment solutions that Burris has implemented. “We have used the Blue Ridge CLARITY suite for forecasting and replenishment for some time, and we have observed great advantages,” stated Krupka. “Adding analytics to our inventory solution will help us prioritize the issues that have the greatest impact on improving our performance and provide visibility to the replenishment team that allows them to increase fill-rates without taking on excess inventory or logistics costs.” Krupka also noted that analytics will allow the company to execute the replenishment process more effectively in far less time. The team can pre-empt issues and sustain service excellence, while increasing their awareness of efficiency opportunities.

Executive management saw improved supply-chain performance as a strategic advantage and considered that carefully in making the selection. “Our motivation came from our experience that we could unleash substantial benefits to our customers with optimized product availability and logistics costs, as we did by implementing CLARITY,” stated Krupka, who went on to say, “With Analytics we can further equip our team to improve our industry-leading service for our customers, while enhancing our focus on constant improvement.” The selection of Analytics by Burris again spotlights the emergence of Blue Ridge as a leading provider of SaaS supply-chain solutions. "Burris services the grocery and Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry and the expectations of their retail customers are very high,” stated Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge. White continued, “Ed and his team recognized that combining our SaaS forecasting, replenishment and analytics solutions enabled them to enhance their industry-leading performance, so they can stretch their advantage and be the market’s top provider.” About Blue Ridge Inventory Blue Ridge leads the way in enterprise-class Software-as-a-Service supply chain solutions. Blue Ridge solutions and services turn inventory investments into cash flow and revenue generation opportunities. The company’s robust cloud-based solutions deliver a tightly-integrated, yet flexible architecture for demand analytics, forecasting, planning, replenishment, SKU rationalization and other demand-driven optimization solutions to provide a sound foundation on which companies can solidify and enhance their supply chain initiatives. To find out why global supply chain leaders such as Burris Logistics, CRP Industries, Europris, Home Hardware, K. Ekrheim, Lovenskiold, Martin Brothers and Procurator trust Blue Ridge and its unmatched expertise as their inventory alignment partner, visit About Burris Logistics Burris Logistics headquartered in Milford, Delaware operates a network of frozen food warehousing and distribution systems in the eastern United States. While the third, fourth and fifth generations of Burris family members continue the tradition of hands-on management and personal involvement, the sum of the parts of the Burris Team incorporates a wide range of proven talent and broad based expertise. Through leading edge advancements in trailer design and computerized routing software, we've reduced cost and boosted the efficiency of our truck fleet dramatically, allowing for improved customer service.

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