Kordsa Global Implements Pelyco’s SmartSpreadSheet: Control Tower Solution for Forecast and Production Scheduling

Pelyco’s SmartSpreadSheet for the Enterprise Powered Forecast and Scheduling Solutions Provide Kordsa Global with Forecasting and Production Scheduling Efficiency and Accuracy in Real-Time

Ottawa, Ont. and Laurel Hill, NC and Chattanooga, TN.,  December, 2016 - Pelyco Systems, the leading provider of web-based, collaborative supply chain/logistics visibility and spreadsheet management solutions, today announced that Kordsa Global, the leading industrial yarn and cord fabric producer of the world has implemented Pelyco’s SmartSpreadSheet for the Enterprise to provide an integrated multi-site planning and forecasting solution.  


Kordsa Global is a leading enterprise that serves the rubber, composite, and construction markets by providing industrial yarn and cord fabric used in mining, infrastructure, oil & gas, and industrial applications.  The company, with headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, enhances its commercial leadership with its technological know-how, operating nine businesses in eight countries distributed over five continents, and employing approximately 4,000 people.  Kordsa Global's sales figure reached approximately $470 million USD in 2015.  Kordsa Global is the world’s leading nylon and polyester yarns, cord fabric and single end cord producer.


Being an innovative leader, Kordsa Global focuses on continuously enhancing their business with the development of new products, technologies, and improved business processes.  In order to stay on top of changing information and conditions, they focused on making improvements to two key areas; forecasting and production scheduling.  Like many companies with multiple systems to support their business, Kordsa also recognized the need for data consolidation to provide them with centralized control and management of multiple sources of information.


Kordsa Global began discussions with Pelyco Systems outlining their need for improvements with forecasting, production scheduling and data consolidation.


Kordsa manages their forecast and production scheduling in two facilities; Chattanooga and Laurel Hill Tennessee.  They utilize data from their CRM and ERP system and manually update information from these two systems in Excel spreadsheets.  This manual method of updating the forecast and production schedule was becoming labour intensive, time-consuming and unmanageable.


After finalizing requirements and preparations for a proof of concept with Pelyco Systems, the goals and deliverables were completed and Pelyco began the work on their pilot.  Since forecasting and production planning involve different processes in the two facilities, there was a phase 1 and phase 2 planned for the project.

For the pilot and first phase of the project, the main focuses were on forecast and high-level production planning for several inter-related steps in the production process for the Laurel Hill facility. SmartSpreadSheet powered production schedules were created with additional data being pulled in for their shop floor production managers.  Metric reports were developed to allow their supply chain manager to tweak various parameters and keep an eye on various statistics.

Phase 2 involved SmartSpreadSheet powered forecasting and planning solutions for the Chattanooga facility that involved different processes, as well as low-level machine specific production schedule optimization using a variety of machine and product specific parameters and constraints.  In addition, there has been an ongoing process to help consolidate their data from multiple sources.

With the success of the pilot, Kordsa Global now relies on the flexibility, ease of use and power of Pelyco’s SmartSpreadSheet for managing updates and changes in forecasts and production schedules in their two industrial yarn facilities.  Data consolidation helped them reduce inefficiencies, while providing effective data analysis.

Pelyco Systems is the leading provider of Collaboration Visibility Solutions powered by SmartSpreadSheet™ for the Enterprise for supply chain intensive companies.  Pelyco helps companies solve complex supply chain visibility; planning and operational problems and helps companies of all sizes to become more responsive to changes, and overcome the challenges of managing complex global supply chains.

Stephanie Joy, VP Marketing for Pelyco Systems, said, “We recognize the importance of a thriving company like Kordsa Global to have the ability to quickly and easily update a forecast with actuals, and to manage changes in production schedules.  Those key capabilities provide allow them to react quickly to updates and changes as they occur.  Data consolidation with centralized control and management of their multiple systems’ data will provide Kordsa with more effective use of their resources, and greater access to information.  It’s a perfect use case for our Control Tower solution. We are pleased that Pelyco’s SmartSpreadSheet for the Enterprise powered forecast and planning solutions and reports will enable Kordsa to become more responsive and dynamic in its forecasting and planning process, and we will continue working with them on future needs.”

About Kordsa Global
Established in 1973 as a subsidiary of Sabancı Holding, Kordsa Global is the leading manufacturer of industrial nylon and polyester yarn, tire cord fabric and single end cord.
 The success story started in İzmit-Turkey in 1973 with Sabancı Holding’s tire cord manufacturing plant investment.  Through the years, Kordsa Global became the market leader in Turkey and accumulated a great know-how on reinforcement materials.  Owing to the market leadership and strong knowledge base on reinforcement processes, the company became the global market leader empowered by its strategic approach to tire reinforcement market.  Worldwide the company is the acclaimed holder of “The Reinforcer” title, thanks to its market leader position, its strong global footprint, its technological leadership and its experience on reinforcement.

About Pelyco Systems
Pelyco Systems delivers collaborative supply chain/logistics visibility and enterprise class spreadsheet management solutions that help companies improve business process efficiencies and streamline operations that directly result in cost reductions and improved cash flow. Established in 1993, Pelyco develops and supports leading edge, business cloud and web-based supply chain/logistics visibility solutions for manufacturers and their global supply chains. Pelyco is a privately held company headquartered in Foster City, California.  For more information on the company and its products and services, visit Pelyco on the web at

For more information:
Stephanie Joy
Pelyco Systems
Tel: (650) 349-4851

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