Shurtape Adheres its Global Planning with Steelwedge Cloud-Based S&OP Solution

Pleasanton, CA, April 30, 2013 - Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, today announced that its solution recently went live at Shurtape, connecting the pressure-sensitive tape manufacturer’s demand planning around the world. Shurtape and all its subsidiaries, including ShurTech Brands, LLC, Kip GMBH and multiple Shurtape global companies, moved to a common planning platform, built on Steelwedge.

As a long-time user of S&OP methodology, Shurtape Technologies, LLC, chose Steelwedge for its technology solution that supports full-cycle S&OP including: demand, supply, and executive S&OP. “We are excited to be working with Steelwedge because its application provides us the opportunity to address all the key elements of world-class S&OP in a single solution,” said Nick Odomirok, Shurtape Vice President of Materials Management. “Today, we are pleased to be live on the first phase of our global implementation, connecting demand planning, sales, marketing and product management functions across the globe. We are looking forward to implementing the second phase of functionality and leveraging it so that we can better project and understand supply/demand tradeoffs and key financial impacts in our fast-changing sector.”

About Shurtape

Shurtape Technologies, LLC, is a multinational, industry-leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes headquartered in Hickory, NC. Products include masking and paper, foil and film, packaging, double-coated, cloth and duct, insulation, flame retardant, UV resistant, printable, UL-listed, nuclear grade duct, and colored tapes. With 15 facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China, Shurtape services numerous markets including industrial, packaging, retail, HVAC, arts and entertainment, professional paint, auto, marine, and aerospace industries. Shurtape products are distributed under brand names including Shurtape®, FrogTape®, Duck®, Painter’s Mate Green®, Easy Liner® and Kip®. Visit for more information.

About Steelwedge

Founded in 2000, Steelwedge Software, Inc. 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 modelling that pinpoints the financial impact of supply-demand trade-off decisions. Some of the world’s largest discrete and process manufacturing companies including Sony, Lenovo, MetroPCS, Jaguar Land Rover 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