Tokyo, Japan– July 12, 2012 – Steelwedge Software, Inc., the leader in cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions, (CEO, Glen Margolis, Headquarters, CA, USA) announced today that it has opened a new regional subsidiary, Steelwedge Co., Ltd. in Tokyo to meet powerful regional market demand.
In a volatile global business market, Steelwedge powers “what if” scenario planning to help executives pinpoint the potential impact of demand and supply balance decisions as they grapple to respond—and recalibrate-- to changing market conditions. The impact of natural disasters in 2011 alone has driven over 20% growth in demand for S&OP planning solutions from large manufacturers based in the Asia Pacific region—the highest demand growth worldwide. Steelwedge, acknowledged by IT research and consultancy firm Gartner as the leader in S&OP, is helping meet that demand.
Steelwedge currently works with APAC-headquartered customers including Emerson Electric, Lenovo and Dow Chemical. Steelwedge’s deep domain expertise across high-tech, consumer electronics, automotive, discrete and process manufacturing sectors aligns with regional businesses finding the greatest need for integrated planning solutions.
“Leading global companies worldwide recognize that they have to innovate and grow—regardless of the climate. We’ve heard from many such companies throughout Japan, China and Korea that strategic S&OP is central to powering their growth initiatives, and we look forward to supporting them with a local presence and new partnerships” said Glen Margolis, CEO of Steelwedge
Steelwedge has appointed Supply Chain industry veteran, Kenichi Tsumura to lead its Asia Pacific operations. Mr. Tsumura is a recognized leader in Supply Chain Management and has held senior executive positions with leading supply chain and ERP solution providers including EXE Technologies, JDA and Infor Global Solutions.
Founded in 2000, Steelwedge is the leading Integrated Business Planning solution provider. Steelwedge’s cloud-based Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) software solutions connect people, process and technology to power a single view of a company’s business. In a volatile global business environment, that single line of sight powers reliable "what if" scenario modelling that pinpoints the financial impact of supply-demand trade-off decisions. Some of the world's largest companies trust Steelwedge to help them mitigate risk and rapidly adapt to global economic, political and environmental change through best-in-class S&OP. Visit www.steelwedge.com.
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