Kemira chose Steelwedge to support global demand planning and supply/demand balancing based on the solution’s user-friendliness and flexibility to support the end-to-end S&OP process and cross-functional collaboration. Steelwedge’s expertise in implementing S&OP for global supply chains was also a critical factor in Kemira’s selection. This, together with scenario generation, will provide greater capability understanding when processing increased volume requests as well as delivering a single set of agreed numbers to drive the monthly planning process.
The solution will be rolled out to approximately 500 users throughout EMEA, Canada, US, Mexico, APAC and South America within Kemira’s Paper, Municipal & Industrial, Oil & Mining Segments.
“Steelwedge’s technology will increase the overall transparency of our S&OP process and continue our journey towards improved demand planning and sales-demand balancing,” said Raymond Kok, Senior Manager Global Supply Chain Planning Processes/Supply Chain Management. “The improved forecast accuracy from Steelwedge will provide both input for our financial planning cycle and enable inventory reductions. Being cloud-based means it can support our global roll-out and manage the complexity we have and the scalability we need.”
John Sookias, Steelwedge SVP Global Sales & Managing Director, EMEA added, “We are delighted to support Kemira in its ongoing S&OP journey and to deliver the benefits of more detailed financial planning information on a global basis and a more collaborative demand planning process through Steelwedge Sales Pipeline Bridge.”