Challenge: A large wireless infrastructure solutions experienced a loss of operations visibility and control after outsourcing its manufacturing. Disconnected supply and demand plans and an antiquated forecasting tool left forecast elements out of sync by two or three months in some cases.
Solution: Steelwedge provided a cloud-based S&OP infrastructure that enabled the customer to manage multiple forecasts from multiple locations, update its forecast in near real time, and gather cross-functional plans and create a company-wide forecast.
Results: Leveraging Steelwedge dashboards to quickly identify demand changes, the customer can now resolve issues in hours instead of weeks. The customer has experienced a 60% reduction in forecast cycle time, a 50% reduction in operations cycle time, and a 40% reduction in CPM input cycle time. Excess materials costs have been reduced due to new procurement policies, forecast changes, and engineering changes.
About the Solution Provider: Steelwedge Software delivers cloud sales and operations planning and demand planning software solutions that connect people, process and technology for a single view of a company’s business. In a volatile business environment, that single line of sight powers reliable ‘what-if’ scenario modeling and analytics to pinpoint supply-demand trade-off implications.