SOURCE: Steelwedge Software, Inc.

Steelwedge Software, Inc.

June 21, 2012 11:00 ET

100-Year-Old Construction Company, Contech, Builds Supply Chain Agility With Steelwedge Planning Solution

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2012) - Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, is helping Contech Engineered Solutions to deliver better business agility in a volatile market. In a case study released today, Steelwedge shared details on how its 100-year-old customer is entering new markets, growing market share and more nimbly maneuvering with the help of integrated business planning.

Headquartered in Ohio, Contech has been a leading provider of site solution products and services for the civil engineering industry since its founding in 1900. Over its history, Contech has weathered economic shifts and has grown through smart acquisitions and industry consolidation. It chose the Steelwedge solution to help make its supply chain efficiently lean and remarkably agile to cope with today's shifting spending at federal, state and local government levels where most of its business is based.

Since implementing S&OP and Steelwedge, Contech has:

  • improved its customer service levels 5-10 points
  • taken 30-40 percent out of its working capital requirements
  • increased its forecast visibility out 18 months.

"There's no doubt we've got payback. And it isn't just about discrete financial metrics,"
says Randy Ramsey, Contech Director of Supply Chain. "There are numerous opportunities, like green energy, we wouldn't have been able to go after; we wouldn't have been fast enough, integrated enough, agile enough to capitalize on. Today we power more strategic initiatives with significant 'what if' scenario modeling to determine the best outcome and grab more market share from our competitors."

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About Steelwedge
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 modeling that pinpoints the financial impact of supply-demand trade-off decisions. Some of the world's largest companies including Sony, Lenovo, MetroPCS, DIRECTV and Emerson 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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