Blue Ridge Announces Rema Distribusjon's Adoption of its Supply Chain Analytics Solution

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 19, 2015

ATLANTA, GA: Blue Ridge, a  project driven cloud supply chain planning and analytics provider announces that Rema Distribusjon has adopted the Blue Ridge Supply Chain Analytics solution. The food distributor plans to capitalize on actionable insights related to the supply chain, in-store conditions, and supplier collaboration.

Blue Ridge Supply Chain Analytics is a cloud-based solution that is used by a number of wholesalers and retailers around the world. "We have a long tradition of working closely with Rema Distribusjon within purchasing and supply chain planning. Rema has become an elite player leveraging supply chain optimization as a competitive advantage. We expect the team is well equipped to use our analytics to reach even greater bottom-line gains," stated Greg White, CEO of Blue Ridge.

Rema is looking forward to take advantage of the benefits of a Cloud solution. "Because Blue Ridge Supply Chain Analytics is cloud based, we get the opportunity to continuously draw on lessons made by leading players anywhere in the world. When we decided to launch the solution, we quickly noted that not only does the system provide a wealth of pre-configured analytics tailored to a food distribution and retail supply chain, but it also allows us to work in many dimensions, where we quickly can combine Supply Chain Reporting from any data source in a very effective manner," noted Trond Eggan, Purchasing Manager at Rema Distribujson responsible for supply chain planning across six high-velocity distribution centers.

The ease of implementation and flexibility were also attractive components of the Blue Ridge solution. "The tool easily conforms to our IT architecture requirements, which has made for a rapid and cost-effective implementation," stated Eggan.

The supply chain team at Rema is poised to use the Blue Ridge Supply Chain Analytics technology in order to fully capitalize on sharing key supply chain insights within the organization as well as with outside trading partners. "My central supply chain team has already begun exploring opportunities for new analytics and discovering powerful ways to use that data. We see the system's powerful and flexible functions for creating dashboards and seamless information sharing as something that could prove revolutionary," commented Eggan.

"We are now able to collaborate both internally and externally in a manner quite unprecedented to what we were able to before and to what is available in the market. We are flowing real-time, advanced supply chain planning and analytics data to other departments as well as to key trading partners and stakeholder, “adds Eggan.