PITTSBURGH – SCA Technologies, the leading provider of category sourcing and margin management solutions, today announced the continued expansion of its team with the addition of food industry sourcing and procurement expert Matt Smith as Director of Strategic Consulting and enterprise systems expert Raj Gopal as Director of National Accounts.
Matt Smith adds more procurement and supply chain expertise to the team at SCA Technologies, While at HJ Heinz, Matt led initiatives to increase procurement and logistics efficiencies and improve visibility in the food manufacturer’s global supply chain. Prior to joining Heinz, Matt led procurement transformation, global SAP implementations and other supply chain projects while at Accenture.
Raj Gopal brings years of experience in technology strategy and solution development to SCA. At Deloitte Consulting, Raj Gopal led information systems strategy, advanced analytics, ERP implementations and system integrations for a number of clients across North America. He also worked closely with financial executives like CFOs and controllers to integrate IT strategy into their enterprise systems and operations.
Both Matt and Raj will work with SCA customers to continue the company’s legacy of delivering best practice solutions that overcome supply chain challenges and improve margins. SCA Technologies helps food manufacturers and restaurants increase visibility, reduce risk and manage volatility by:
- optimizing sourcing and supply planning using more accurate and more complete cost drivers
- improving visibility of the impact of pricing and margin decisions
- leveraging margin visibility to drive collaborative processes like sales and operations planning (S&OP) or promotions planning.
Customers use the SCA Planner suite to overcome commodities volatility and guide direct materials sourcing decisions for billions in category spend. Supply chain, procurement and finance professionals use this patented, cloud-based solution to sense changes in demand, commodities or supply and respond quickly to protect margins.
About SCA Technologies
SCA Technologies provides supply chain and margin management solutions that help food industry leaders maximize profits by better managing market, supply and demand volatility. Supply chain, procurement, and finance 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