Pleasanton, CA (PressExposure) October 19, 2011 -- Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) solutions had participate in the Supply Chain Planning and Forecasting conference, where Glen Margolis, CEO of Steelwedge, hosted an exclusive forum for industry executives. The event was held on October 17-18 in San Francisco, CA.
In today's climate of uncertain demand and strained supply chains, the power of S&OP and IBP to help companies respond to market realities with greater agility has become even more evident. Executives from leading high-tech, manufacturing and consumer products firms attended the conference to explore proven ways to meet customer demand while optimizing supply chain costs through enhanced S&OP and IBP.
"Companies around the world are discovering that a best-in-class S&OP-IBP process powered by technology is a sure way to manage fluctuating demand and the resulting impacts on the supply chain," explained Glen Margolis, CEO of Steelwedge. "I'm pleased to share how Steelwedge can help companies to consolidate global demand, align sales with supply and capacity constraints, and simulate every imaginable supply and demand 'what-if' scenario."
Conference attendees had the opportunity to explore how the Steelwedge solution provides companies with powerful capabilities to match demand to relevant supply and capacity constraints; review all demand, inventory and supply plans simultaneously in revenue and profit as well as volume; run "what-if" scenarios to simulate the impact of changes to demand or supply; and conduct margin analysis live to evaluate the impact of these scenarios; and report S&OP performance.
Visitors to the Steelwedge booth entered in a raffle to win the newly published book Sales and Operations Planning: Beyond the Basics by Tom Wallace.
Steelwedge supercharges sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) with the power of automated collaboration and analytics. We build consensus among sales, marketing, finance, and the supply chain so that companies can understand fluctuating demand, balance sales and capacity trade-offs, connect S&OP with financial planning, and measure performance against strategic revenue and customer service targets. With more software-as-a-service (SaaS) S&OP deployments than all of our competitors combined, Steelwedge serves industry leaders including Canon, Emerson, NVIDIA, Sara Lee, Sony and Syngenta.