Pleasanton, CA – June 21, 2012- Steelwedge, the leader in 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:
“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.”
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 www.steelwedge.com
End Spreadsheet Confusion. While SCM, ERP and CRM systems have improved efficiencies, these systems were not designed to work together. In fact, they contribute to a sea of siloed big data, that large organizations are increasingly challenged to cut through. So, most companies default to a collection of disparate spreadsheets for executive-level planning. Yet, spreadsheets lack the data management, analytics and process automation needed to reconcile and align functional plans to create one view and drive effective executive decision-making.
Collaborative Planning Gets Results. C-level executives depend on Steelwedge for sales forecasting and planning, consensus forecasting, balancing demand and supply planning, "what-if" modeling, rough cut scenario planning, connecting S&OP with financial planning and measuring performance against revenue and customer service targets. Integrated Business Planning pays: most customers save $5-$10 million per $1 billion in revenues.
Steelwedge Solutions, Services and Best Practices Drive Time to Value. Based on recognized industry S&OP best practices, the Steelwedge IBP Platform is backed by Executive S&OP, S&OP Sales, S&OP Operations and S&OP Collaboration. Steelwedge Services include an Integrated Business Planning Assessment, Strategic Consulting, Business Planning Improvement, Steelwedge University, Technology Implementation and Outsourced Planning Services.