Webinars to Address Critical Issue of Sourcing Volatility in the Food Industry

SCA Technologies to Discuss Powerful Supply Chain Analytics and Cost Management Capabilities

PITTSBURGH – June 17, 2013 – SCA Technologies, the leading provider of category sourcing and cost management solutions, will be hosting two webinars this summer to address the critical issue of sourcing volatility in the food industry.

The first webinar, Driving Profitability with Next Generation S&OP, will be held on Wednesday June 19 at 2:00pm Eastern. This session is designed to help food manufacturers who need to implement a more optimized S&OP process that considers sourcing options given today’s volatile markets. During this webinar, the experts from SCA Technologies will discuss how manufacturers are benefiting from a next generation approach to S&OP that includes procurement alternatives and provides the modeling precision required by the food industry.

The second webinar, entitled Managing Food Service Margins in a Volatile Market, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17 at 2:00pm Eastern. During this session SCA executives will share how procurement executives are using new predictive analysis tools to overcome rising food costs and market volatility. They will showcase how SCA Planner, a predictive analytics and cost management solution, detects variances in real-time and accurately models razor thin food service margins.

Both these session will demonstrate how supply chain managers are using SCA Planner to drive direct materials sourcing decisions on an operational level. Food and consumer goods companies are working with SCA to rethink their sourcing and cost management processes and overcome today’s highly volatile commodities markets. SCA Planner empowers supply chain, procurement and finance managers to sense changes in demand, commodities or supply and respond quickly to protect margins.

About SCA Technologies

SCA Technologies provides category sourcing and cost management solutions that help industry leaders maximize profits by better managing market, supply and demand volatility. Supply chain, procurement, finance and corporate social responsibility professionals use the unique cross-functional approach of the SCA Planner™ suite to make better decisions for billions in category spend each year. With this increased visibility they can finally evaluate market alternatives in a coordinated manner and respond quickly to changes, leading to an average reduction in the cost of goods sold by 3-5% on an annual basis. Learn more about our innovative, cloud-based solutions for the extended value chain at