Press Release

Ovako chooses Board, the leader in Intelligent Planning, to transform its Sales & Operations Planning

Tuesday, 28 November 2023 - Chiasso, Switzerland

Board, the global leader for Intelligent Planning Solutions, today announced that Ovako, a leading European manufacturer of engineering steel, has chosen Board to transform its budgeting, planning, and forecasting activities.

Ovako is a subsidiary of Sanyo Special Steel and a member of Nippon Steel Corporation group, the third-largest steel producer in the world with more than 100,000 employees in more than 15 countries. As one of the largest recyclers of scrap steel in the Nordics, the company is engaged in responsible business across the entire supply chain.

Ovako has selected Board to develop and support its Sales & Operations Planning process, including Demand Planning, Inventory Planning, and Production Planning. Their teams will use Board’s capabilities to optimize the value chain by replacing manual and archaic planning processes, mainly conducted in Excel, with a cutting-edge Intelligent Planning Platform that integrates strategy, finance, and operations, enabling full control of performance across the organization. 

Board’s Intelligent Planning Platform provides flexible and easy-to-use solutions to support the innovation and growth of our organization,” said Carolin Melin, Director and Head of Business and Supply Optimization at Ovako. “Board enables Ovako to transform vital supply chain planning across multiple use cases, delivering better insights for our teams, and ultimately better outcomes.

We are pleased that Ovako selected Board to complete their planning transformation. In response to the ongoing disruption, organizations need a more comprehensive and strategic approach to planning. With Board, Ovako can build a more resilient and agile supply chain, confidently balancing supply with demand and optimising their business for growth.” said Sanford Burley, Area General Manager Multi-Country Area at Board. 

About Board 

Board Intelligent Planning solutions help over 2,000 organizations worldwide plan smarter, enable actionable insights, and achieve better outcomes. Industry leaders trust Board to unify strategy, finance, and operations through more integrated and intelligent planning, and achieve full control of performance. Partnering with Board, global companies such as H&M, BASF, Burberry, Toyota, Coca-Cola, KPMG, and HSBC have transformed their planning processes to build a competitive edge.  

Founded in 1994, and now with 25 offices worldwide, Board is recognized by leading analysts including BARC, Gartner, and IDC.