MARIETTA, Ga., July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Blue Ridge, a global leader in Cloud demand forecasting, planning, replenishment, and analytics, today announced that it has been included in Gartner's research guide, "The Gartner Supply Chain Management Vendor Guide, 2014," published on June 17th of this year. In this report, Tim Payne discusses key findings about cutting-edge supply chain planning solutions that can increase profitability.

According to Gartner, "New deployment models – most notably, software as a service (SaaS) and Cloud, are gaining traction." Gartner recommends that businesses "consider new sourcing options, such as SaaS or managed services, to gain the benefits of incrementally improved capabilities without the traditionally large, upfront costs of on-premises applications."

Blue Ridge is listed as a SCP SOR (Supply Chain Planning System of Record) vendor within the guide. According to Gartner, "SCP is defined as the collective capabilities that enable the operational demand- and supply- planning processes of a company, such as demand planning, inventory planning, replenishment planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, and collaborative planning."

Blue Ridge is honored to be included in this year's supply chain management vendor guide. "Gartner is a premier source of knowledge for supply chain initiatives that bring value to the enterprise. We are honored to be included as a Supply Chain Planning vendor," stated Greg White, CEO at Blue Ridge. White added, "It's encouraging to see our Cloud offerings recognized for what we believe they are, enterprise-class solutions that assure rapid innovation and cost-effective delivery. We will continue to innovate our Cloud solutions to assure that our many retail and distribution customers stay at the forefront of their industries."

About Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Cloud supply chain planning and analytics solutions provide next-level visibility and precision in demand forecasting, planning and replenishment to retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. By optimizing product availability, inventory, and logistics costs, these companies increase cash flow by 50% or more and improve sales by double-digits, while stabilizing or even reducing inventory up to 30%. Blue Ridge demand-driven solutions can be implemented in as little as 90 days and scaled to the most complex supply chains. For more information, visit

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