Pleasanton, CA (PressExposure) November 25, 2011 -- Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions, today announced a live webcast with noted author and educator, Tom Wallace, for Wednesday, November 30th at 10 am PST. The webcast, "S&OP: Beyond the Basics," will cover how some of the world's largest companies are taking planning to the next level to run the business with one set of numbers for better agility, performance and profit against a backdrop of global economic, political and environmental turmoil.
At this live event, Mr. Wallace, will share case studies from his recently published book, Sales and Operations Planning: Beyond the Basics, that use Executive S&OP to:
-support the merger of two businesses into one high-performance business unit
-serve as the basis for earnings calls to Wall Street
-help create a new business
-optimize global production plans and profits, and
-make cash flow projections 18 months into the future based on operational demand and supply plans.
"Executive S&OP helps businesses balance demand and supply at an aggregated, volume level and to integrate operational planning with financial planning. It is quite simple in its structure and logic," said Mr. Wallace. "But in practice, this often misleads companies into assuming that the process is simple to implement, while nothing could be farther from the truth."
Mr. Wallace will address best practices to optimize Executive S&OP. Additionally, Nari Viswanathan, Steelwedge's Vice President of Product Strategy will outline the value of deploying collaborative S&OP platform technology.
Visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/808012729 to register for the event.