Automotive Glass Supplier Drives Customer Satisfaction With Cloud Supply Chain Planning
Leading automotive glass wholesaler Bilglassgruppen will implement the Blue Ridge Cloud demand forecasting and inventory replenishment solution to bridge the gap between manufacturers' fill rates and volatile demand.
Atlanta, Georgia & Oslo, Norway (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
Blue Ridge, a leading global provider of Cloud supply chain planning solutions, today announced Bilglassgruppen AS has selected the company's demand-driven forecasting, planning, and replenishment solution. Bilglassgruppen expects to accelerate growth and keep customers happy by closing the gap between varying supplier fill rates and high consumer demand.
Bilglassgruppen saw significant value in the ability to increase service levels despite the difficult combination of volatile demand and low first-pass manufacturer fill rates. “The nature of replacing car glass is that when something happens, it becomes an urgent, immediate need for the customer,” stated Arve Christian Holst, Purchasing Manager at Bilglassgruppen. “We wanted specialized capabilities that could combat the difficulties of supplier constraints and make sure we have the inventory available when our customers need it.”
Management at Bilglassgruppen also saw the selection as a strategic move that will accelerate future growth and further solidify the wholesaler as the leader in the automotive glass industry. “We expressed to Blue Ridge the particular and demanding complexities of this industry, and they made enhancements that will position us strongly going forward,” stated Rune Sandve, CEO at Bilglassgruppen. “This a big step towards accelerating growth and ensuring our current and future customers are satisfied.”
Bilglassgruppen is Norway’s largest provider of windshields for all types of cars, vans, buses, RV's and trucks, with a market share close to 50 percent. Headquartered in Hvam, Norway, Bilglassgruppen operates out of a central distribution center and five regional distribution centers carrying a subset of their assortment. The company is a subsidiary of Riis Bilglass, which operates a large number of windshield repair/replacement shops.
Blue Ridge believes the knowledge and leadership at Bilglassgruppen will lead to quick and significant results. “Rune and Arve truly understand their business, industry, and the strategic importance of an optimized supply chain,” stated Sverre Rosmo, CEO at Inventory Investment AS (Blue Ridge’ implementation and education partner in Norway). “Given their experience, we expect them to quickly take advantage of the new capabilities for the benefit of their customers and their company.”
Bilglassgruppen is Norway’s largest wholesaler of windshields to all types of cars, vans, buses, RVs and trucks, with a market share close to 50 percent. Bilglassgruppen also brings to market an extensive range of supplementary products for professional glass repair and replacement shops.
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 percent or more and improve sales by double-digits, while stabilizing or even reducing inventory up to 30 percent. 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 http://www.blueridgeinventory.com.
About Inventory Investment
Inventory Investment focuses on optimizing buying and replenishment and has, through a large number of projects in the Nordics as well in EMEA, gained extensive experience and expertise within replenishment and effective buying. Together, with Atlanta-based Blue Ridge, they form one of the largest professional teams focused on replenishment globally and distributes CLARITY Replenish, a state of the art replenishment system based on the world’s most wide-spread best practice within buying – “The Seven Steps of Buying.”
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