Lauren Bossers

Director of Digital and Content Marketing

As the director of digital and content marketing, Lauren is responsible for marketing communication, public relations, customer references, and social media at Steelwedge. She brings 14 years of experience in marketing for the supply chain management industry to her role. Prior to joining Steelwedge, she held positions in marketing at i2, Kinaxis, and Tata Consultancy Services.


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Game On! Sony Plans for Biggest PlayStation Launch Ever With Steelwedge


In the world of video-game consoles, the Sony PlayStation is undoubtedly leading the pack. In January 2014, PlayStation 4 (PS4) sales were nearly double that of its nearest competitor. The release of new game consoles comes years after their preceding versions, so significant planning goes into the launch by their manufacturers. Sony Computer Entertainment America […]

Avoid the Most Common S&OP Mistakes: Here’s Our Top 5


In the wise words of G.I. Joe, “Knowing is half the battle.” And in the battle for sales and operations planning (S&OP) success, knowing where the potential pitfalls lie will serve every company well. Some of those pitfalls were recently outlined by Steelwedge Vice President of Industries Danny Smith in a Manufacturing Business Technology article […]

Is Your S&OP Ready for 2014?


You and your company may be entering 2014 with an advanced integrated business planning (IBP) process in place. Or you may only be beginning to consider sales and operations planning (S&OP). Whether you’re well on your way, just getting started, or somewhere in between, undoubtedly every company can benefit from improved strategic and tactical alignment […]

Is Your Sales Pipeline Connected to Your Demand Plan? It Is Now With Salesforce.com and Steelwedge!


What happens when you pair the leading provider of cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions with the enterprise cloud computing leader? Your employees, customers and trading partners get connected in a whole new way. No one is more enthusiastic about enterprise cloud solutions than we are here at Steelwedge, except perhaps our partner, salesforce.com. […]

What Does Great S&OP Feel Like? Tom Wallace Knows.


Steelwedge recently hosted a webinar featuring sales and operations planning (S&OP) expert Tom Wallace entitled “What Great S&OP Feels Like!” We received a record number of questions before, during and after this webinar. Tom was gracious enough to take the time to answer some of those questions here. Q. In your view, what specifically are the most important […]

Do You Have Planning Insight? Collaborative S&OP Requires Easy Access to Data and Analytics


Chances are you’re collecting volumes of data to manage your business. Most companies today amass veritable mountains of digital details on how their business has performed in the past in the form of reports, customer feedback, trading partner metrics, and KPIs. They also collect sales and operations planning (S&OP) data on how it should perform in the […]

Your S&OP Analytics: Crystal Ball or Ball and Chain?


The following Steelwedge blog guest posting is submitted by Bob Ferrari, Managing Director, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, and Founder, Supply Chain Matters blog. This week, I had the opportunity to be the featured guest speaker for the ongoing Steelwedge Software 2013 Monthly Webinar series. My topic was considering the use of predictive analytics capabilities to supplement the decision-making capabilities […]

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Establishing a Single Plan of Record for Supply and Demand at Radisys


While outsourcing manufacturing operations can undoubtedly create distinct cost-saving benefits, it often also brings a loss of visibility and control. When Radisys, the market leader in enabling wireless infrastructure solutions, outsourced all of its manufacturing in 2009, the company found it no longer had a clear picture of its supply. Thus began a sales and operations […]

Do You Have S&OP Shock Absorbers for your Business? Radisys Does


The strength of a superior sales and operations planning (S&OP) infrastructure lies in its ability to empower a business to absorb and maneuver through the changes arising from external and internal sources. No one knows this better than Radisys, the leading wireless infrastructure solutions provider. On July 16, 2013 at 8:30 am PDT/11:30 pm EDT, join Lisa Aleman, Director, Sales and […]