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Our ERP Integrations

  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Lawson
  • Sage
  • Infor
  • Epicor
  • AFS
  • DataPro
  • Bison

Vendor Managed Inventory

Why send your suppliers a report on how their products sell and how much you need to buy?  Let them see it for themselves.

Retailers/Wholesalers: The Blue Ridge CLARITY Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) application that applies collaboration standards to your planning, forecasting, and replenishment processes. We enable your trading partners to help you improve sales, margin and inventory effectiveness, while our decision support tools help you to make sure it happens the way you intended.

Suppliers: Can you imagine the financial, competitive and operational benefits you could gain if you could tighten and improve your trading partner relationships? When customers tell you what they need, Blue Ridge’s Vendor Managed Inventory application enables you to work closely with them as partners to ensure they get your best service every time.

Benefit from our Experience

Blue Ridge not only provides a SaaS solution to enable VMI collaboration, we also have the practical expertise in the VMI arena honed through years of experience working with in collaborative environments, with the most innovative retailers and suppliers. Our knowledge of what makes VMI successful helps companies like yours capitalize on opportunities throughout the supply chain. We can show you how to get the most from your VMI partners.

VMI changes the game by:

  • Increasing sales. Product lines supported by VMI routinely grow sales at a 20% to 50% or higher rate
  • Improving fill rates by 2 to 5 percentage points
  • Lowering distribution costs by 20% or more
  • Reducing freight by up to 15%

Empower Your Company—and Your Partners

The Blue Ridge VMI application empowers retailers, distributors and manufacturers to work collaboratively to achieve game-changing results.

VMI helps you be more valuable to your partners by:

  • Sharing of customer demand with your trading partners
  • Projecting time-phased order plans with VMI trading partners. This is important, as many companies believe that the “holy grail” to supply chain alignment is sharing consumer demand. But projections of orders are a much better demand indicator for suppliers, manufacturers and raw materials providers.
  • Enabling dual input into the demand forecasting process
  • Freeing retail resources by moving replenishment support to your supplier’s customer-service team
  • Providing alerts to significant changes or expected shortages
  • Ensuring an effective replenishment community for you and your VMI collaboration partners

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