Republic Wireless “Makes Forecasting Strategic” with Steelwedge Sales & Operations Planning
April 13, 2016—Pleasanton, CA— WiFi calling leader Republic Wireless, a division of Bandwidth, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina credits the Steelwedge Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) solution with significant improvements across its operations. Since going live with the solution, Republic has seen increased forecast accuracy, supplier performance and “perfect order” status; as well as reduced inventory levels and logistics unit costs. Steelwedge‘s S&OP solution was evaluated as a leader in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation.
“Steelwedge provides us with what we need, an end-to-end solution that makes forecasting a strategic, integrated process for us,” says Alan Pendleton, Vice President of Supply Chain, Republic Wireless.
Steelwedge’s dynamic S&OP cloud solution helps Republic integrate demand plans, supply plans, inventory projections, and new product plans to inform better decision-making.
“Steelwedge’s planning expertise has helped evolve this program beyond simply ‘supply chain thinking’” says Terry Munroe, Supply Chain Manager and key leader in the Republic S&OP program. “We’ve gone from the traditional mission of demand-supply balancing to broader ‘enterprise thinking’ through cross-functional business management and decision-making.”
Since going live in October 2014, Republic has seen measurable improvements driven by S&OP and enabled by technology, with notable improvements in launch forecast accuracy, supplier performance, inventory reductions, fill rate, and logistics costs.
“Republic has access to a wealth of multi-source data from customers and suppliers,” said Pervinder Johar, Steelwedge CEO. “We’ve been able to transform that data into actionable and tailored information—results that have improved Republic’s planning and operational performance.”
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. Named a leader in the Gartner 2015 Sales and Operations Planning Magic Quadrant, Steelwedge is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Visit www.steelwedge.com.