Steelwedge Event Alert: The Why and the How Guide to Making a Smart S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Insights Founder Lora Cecere to Share Best Practices on Choosing Sales and Operations Planning Technology

Pleasanton, CA – March 26, 2014 – Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, today announced that it is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 27, at 12:00 PM EDT entitled “The Why and the How Guide to Making a Smart S&OP Technology Selection.” Click here to register.

Event details:

While sales and operations planning (S&OP) has been around for 30 years, there remains significant opportunity for companies to fully benefit from it. Many manufacturers “get stuck” at the supply/demand balancing level and never progress into Integrated Business Planning (IBP). Why? It’s because the vast majority of companies still use Excel and manual efforts to drive their S&OP processes.

While no company will ever completely abandon spreadsheets, those who attempt to achieve S&OP maturity with only disconnected processes and solutions will never drive truly collaborative, scalable planning. The alternative lies in selecting the right technology to power S&OP to the next level.

In this webinar, Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain Insights, will provide direction on:

  • How the right S&OP technology can render big business benefits
  • How S&OP technologies have changed over time
  • How to select the S&OP solution that best fits your requirements
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of implementation

Attendees will learn how technologies have changed and how they can select the solution that best fits their requirements.

Who should attend:

  • S&OP and Supply Chain Leadership
  • Demand/Forecast Planners
  • Business Planners
  • Heads of IT
  • Anyone involved in or leading an S&OP RFP project

Featured Presenters:

Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO, Supply Chain Insights

Ed Lewis, Vice President, Product Marketing and Planning, Steelwedge Software

About Steelwedge

Steelwedge Software 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 modeling and mobile analytics to pinpoint the financial impact of supply-demand trade-offs. Some of the world’s largest manufacturing companies including Jaguar Land RoverLenovoMonsanto and Sony, trust Steelwedge to help them mitigate risk and rapidly adapt to global economic, political and environmental change through best-in-class S&OP. Visit

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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.