Supply Chain Planning

Align Supply and Demand for Maximum Profitability and Service Levels


It’s difficult to overstate the importance of alignment between corporate resources and expected demand. Service levels, revenue and margin are all directly affected by misaligned demand, supply, capacity and financial resources. But matching resources remains a difficult supply chain management challenge in an environment of accelerating new product cycles, higher customer expectations, competitive pressures and longer lead times, to name a few. The complexity is magnified with pieces of the alignment picture scattered across multiple systems which often include one or more ERP, SCM, WMS and TMS systems.

This environment requires supply chain management software with a consolidated data model from across the systems landscape that enables stakeholders, in different roles with different perspectives, to review plans, assess plan gaps, explore the impact of resolution options, and provide scenarios for executive approval.

Steelwedge S&OP Operations provides centralized supply management and production planning across the entire systems landscape for the mid- to long-term planning horizon.

  • Compare unconstrained netted supply plans to rough-cut capacity and identify capacity imbalances.
  • Evaluate “what-if” scenarios for demand shifting, capacity adjustments, and inventory pre-build opportunities and to determine the influence on working capital, asset utilization and inventory targets.
  • Allocate constrained materials to finished product, or finished products to markets, based on revenue, margin or other business targets.