Lenovo Enterprise Business Group Goes Live with Steelwedge Sales & Operations Planning to Meet End-to-End Demand and Supply Needs
April 25, 2016—Pleasanton, CA—Steelwedge, a provider of cloud-based planning solutions and services that inform better decision-making for global organizations, announced today that Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) has fully deployed the Steelwedge Sales & Operations Planning solution to support that company’s data center business. The world’s largest PC vendor, Lenovo is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company with 58,000 employees in more than 60 countries.
Steelwedge’s dynamic S&OP cloud solution will help Lenovo integrate demand plans, attach rate planning, and supplier forecasts to inform better decision-making.
“The Steelwedge solution will help Lenovo run a more efficient supply chain and deliver the world-class customer experience expected by our data center clients,” said David Gillon, Lenovo Executive Director, Business Transformation/IT. “We have ambitious plans to grow our data center business, and a world-class IT system is critical to scaling our operations as we evolve.”
“The Steelwedge solution will more fluidly connect sales, demand and supply chain planning to promote collaboration across every function,” he added.
Tim Carroll, Vice President, DCG Global Supply Chain for Lenovo, commented: “Steelwedge has been a strategic partner since 2011 and was instrumental in our growth in the Personal Systems Business. In 2015 we rolled out Steelwedge to meet the needs of our industry leading Data Center business planning. Lenovo is now poised for a strong growth in the Data Center Business as well. Steelwedge provides our global team robust capability to analyze and forecast demand and supply at multiple levels needed to meet customer requirements regionally and globally in a short time period.”
Pervinder Johar, Steelwedge CEO, praised Lenovo’s business transformation team and business user community for their strong collaboration with Steelwedge in defining requirements and in partnering for a fast, smooth deployment.
“Lenovo’s team has been first-rate in its ability to work strategically with us to deliver leading-edge, high-performance end-to-end planning globally,” Johar said. ““We are thrilled with the opportunity to help one of the world’s leading technology companies build their competitive advantage through a planning platform that improves collaboration and orchestration across departments and functions,” he added.
Steelwedge S&OP transforms multi-source, diverse data into the industry’s most granular, actionable and tailored information—delivering clear, targeted results that boost company plan performance. Steelwedge was named a leader in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation.
Organizations use Steelwedge’s cloud planning platform and services to align product, sales, demand, supply, strategy, operations and financial decisions across roles, geographies, products, time horizons, channels, customers and suppliers to improve efficiency and outcomes. Steelwedge’s PlanStreaming cloud combines predictive, prescriptive and responsive analytics and technology to equip organizations to be ready to act in time with opportunity, especially in highly competitive markets where continuous planning is essential and efficiently responding to changing conditions is advantageous. Steelwedge is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Visit www.steelwedge.com.