Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, announced today that Srinath Bhupalarao has joined the company as Assistant Vice President of Sales and Global Services. Based in Hyderabad, Mr. Bhupalarao is responsible for leading Steelwedge's sales, business development and services in South Asia to meet growing demand for next-generation S&OP technology from firms operating in the region.
"India's economy is projected to grow 8.75 percent this year, which means that manufacturers must develop their people, processes and tools to address demand and supply pressures," explained Srinath Bhupalarao. "Steelwedge is well positioned to provide manufacturing companies the capability to accurately forecast customer demand and evaluate sales and capacity trade-offs to maximize profitability."
With 19 years of industry experience, Mr. Bhupalarao has held senior management roles with companies such as Dell, Wipro Technologies, HCL and Tata Information Systems. Srinath Bhupalarao comes to Steelwedge with rich experience in supply chain management (SCM) and S&OP having worked in the past as head of the i2 SCM practice at Wipro Technologies, where he was responsible for revenue growth, customer acquisitions and alliance management and the delivery of i2 solutions. Mr. Bhupalarao has significant experience working with Fortune 100 companies to manage the design and delivery of large-scale business transformation engagements in the area of supply chain management.
Steelwedge powers vital forecasting and planning activities for companies in manufacturing industries like aerospace, chemicals consumer products, high-tech and telecommunications. The solution's One-Click Planning™ process drives communication and consensus among the sales, marketing, finance, operations and supplier communities, allowing decision makers to assess customer demand, evaluate "what-if" scenarios, align sales with production and inventory and measure performance. Deployed via the cloud, Steelwedge provides a scalable and secure solution that is both easy to implement and affordable.
Founded in 2000, Steelwedge supercharges sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) with the power of automated collaboration and analytics. Executives depend on Steelwedge to understand fluctuating demand, balance sales and capacity trade-offs, connect S&OP with financial planning, and measure performance against strategic revenue and customer service targets. With more cloud-based S&OP deployments than all of our competitors combined, Steelwedge is proud to serve leading companies including Applied Materials, Emerson, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Juniper Networks, NVIDIA and Sara Lee.