SOURCE: Steelwedge


November 22, 2011 11:20 ET

Steelwedge and Planning Expert, Tom Wallace, Host Webcast on Executive Sales and Operations Planning

November 30 Event Spotlights Expert's Success in Managing Volatility With Advanced S&OP Practices

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, today announced a live webcast with noted author and educator, Tom Wallace, for Wednesday, November 30th at 10 am PST. The webcast, "S&OP: Beyond the Basics," will cover how some of the world's largest companies are taking planning to the next level to run the business with one set of numbers for better agility, performance and profit against a backdrop of global economic, political and environmental turmoil.

At this live event, Mr. Wallace, will share case studies from his recently published book, Sales and Operations Planning: Beyond the Basics, that use Executive S&OP to:

  • support the merger of two businesses into one high-performance business unit
  • serve as the basis for earnings calls to Wall Street
  • help create a new business
  • optimize global production plans and profits, and
  • make cash flow projections 18 months into the future based on operational demand and supply plans.

"Executive S&OP helps businesses balance demand and supply at an aggregated, volume level and to integrate operational planning with financial planning. It is quite simple in its structure and logic," said Mr. Wallace. "But in practice, this often misleads companies into assuming that the process is simple to implement, while nothing could be farther from the truth."

Mr. Wallace will address best practices to optimize Executive S&OP. Additionally, Nari Viswanathan, Steelwedge's Vice President of Product Strategy will outline the value of deploying collaborative S&OP platform technology.

Click here to register for the event.

About Steelwedge
Founded in 2000, Steelwedge supercharges sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) with the power of automated collaboration and analytics. Executives at some of the world's largest and most complex organizations including 5 of the Fortune 100, depend on Steelwedge to understand fluctuating demand, balance sales and capacity trade-offs, connect S&OP with financial planning, and measure performance against strategic revenue and customer service targets. Steelwedge is proud to serve leading companies including Applied Materials, DIRECTV, Emerson, General Electric, Juniper Networks, NVIDIA and Sara Lee. For more information about Steelwedge, please visit

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