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Kemira Selects Steelwedge for Supply Chain Planning Chemistry

Steelwedge to Provide Water Treatment Specialist with Cloud-Based S&OP Technology to Support Global Demand Planning and Supply-Demand Balancing.

The Hague – 24 April 2014 - Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions, announced today that it has been selected by Kemira for its global demand planning, and supply/demand balancing.

Serving customers in water-intensive industries, chemicals company Kemira chose Steelwedge for the solution’s user-friendliness and flexibility to support the end-to-end S&OP process and cross-functional collaboration, as well as for Steelwedge’s expertise in implementing S&OP for global supply chains. This, together with scenario generation, will provide greater capability understanding when processing increased volume requests as well as delivering a single set of agreed numbers to drive the monthly planning process.

The solution will be rolled out to approximately 500 users throughout EMEA, Canada, US, Mexico, APAC and South America within Kemira’s Paper, Municipal & Industrial, Oil & Mining Segments.

“Steelwedge’s technology will increase the overall transparency of our S&OP process and continue our journey towards improved demand planning and sales-demand balancing,” said Raymond Kok, Senior Manager Global Supply Chain Planning Processes/Supply Chain Management. “The improved forecast accuracy from Steelwedge will provide both input for our financial planning cycle and enable inventory reductions. Being cloud-based means it can support our global roll-out and manage the complexity we have and the scalability we need.”

John Sookias, Steelwedge SVP Global Sales & Managing Director, EMEA added, “We are delighted to support Kemira in its ongoing S&OP journey and to deliver the benefits of more detailed financial planning information on a global basis and a more collaborative demand planning process through Steelwedge Sales Pipeline Bridge.”

About Steelwedge:
Steelwedge Software 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 modeling and mobile analytics to pinpoint the financial impact of supply-demand trade-offs. Some of the world's largest manufacturing companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Lenovo, Monsanto and Sony, trust Steelwedge to help them mitigate risk and rapidly adapt to global economic, political and environmental change through best-in-class S&OP. Visit

About Kemira:
Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. It provides expertise and chemicals that improve our customers’ water, energy and raw material efficiency. Kemira’s focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2013, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.2 billion and around 4,500 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Visit or Twitter: @kemiragroup

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