SOURCE: Steelwedge Software

February 22, 2006 08:00 ET

Steelwedge Software Founder to Speak at Penn State University

Sales and Operations Planning Benchmarking Consortium Meeting

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 22, 2006 -- Steelwedge Software Founder and Senior Vice President, Services, Glen Margolis will present an overview of the latest technology for sales and operations planning (S&OP) at the SMEAL Business School, Center for Supply Chain Research, Penn State University, on February 22-23 (

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a decision-making process to ensure that tactical plans in all business functions and geographies are aligned and in support of a company's strategy. The Center for Supply Chain Research S&OP Benchmark group brings together industry leaders and academics to share sales and operations planning "best practices" and benchmark key metrics.

Consortium members also benefit from an online Knowledge Management System designed for easy access to topics included in the sales and operations planning process. Members can review topics of interest, view previous meeting presentations, and use the site as a training tool for new staff members within their organization. The companies listed below have contributed to the knowledge management system through benchmarking discussions, group break out sessions, and presentations.

The Sales and Operations Planning Benchmarking Group includes some of the best known names in American business -- American Standard, Brown-Forman, ConAgra Foods, ExxonMobil Chemical, Freescale Semiconductor, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods, Lexmark International, Pfizer, The Hershey Company, Unilever and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

About Steelwedge

Steelwedge Software, Inc. is the leading innovator in the emerging field of Enterprise Planning and Performance Management (EPPM), helping manufacturing companies create, validate and synchronize functional plans, actively aligning them with business and financial targets to gain executive visibility and improve enterprise performance. Leading customers include Air Products and Chemicals, Qlogic, Enterasys Networks, Harley-Davidson, Juniper Networks, Tellabs and FedEx. Founded in 2000, Steelwedge Software is located in Pleasanton, California. For more information, please visit

Steelwedge and all Steelwedge product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Steelwedge Software, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

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