Making the Complex Simple

Harnessing 300 Years of Supply Chain Planning Experience

Arkieva has devoted itself to bringing advanced techniques and the latest technology to our customer’s solutions so that they retain a competitive edge. Our implementation teams are supported by analytics experts, each of whom has spent years adapting the latest techniques to practical and workable industry solutions. Combined, these experts represent over 300 years of supply chain optimization experience.

We believe:

  1. Complexity in the supply chain exists. Ignore it at your peril.
  2. Simplistic solutions that sound rational at a first look could be a distraction from the real work that needs to be done.
  3. Solutions need to be simple, but simplistic solutions leave you at a competitive disadvantage.
  4. Advanced solutions are only useful if the clients can understand and use them.

Farah Marasigan, PhD – Director of Optimization

Dr. Marasigan has more than 25 years of experience building a full range of decision support applications involving optimization for firms such as Linde, Hexion, Momentive, Akzo Nobel, Corning Glass, Wedgwood, Nova Chemicals, BP Chemicals, Refinery, and others covering chemicals, industrial gases, and consumer products. The applications cover areas such as minimizing costs to produce gases, balancing end to end supply chains for chemical firms, tank optimization, glass lot sizing, scheduling consultants, and many others. Her work on minimizing the cost to produce gases is now the industry standard. Dr. Marasigan is the director of optimization at Arkieva and is responsible for ensuring Arkieva is using the latest optimization technology and the education and training of all implementation consultants in optimization. Some of her current research areas are: using machine learning to identify the variables that will “most likely” be in the optimal solution and use those to either define an initial solution or a directive for the branch and bound search, and embedding an optimization model inside a simulation model.

Prior to joining Arkieva, Farah was a consultant at Talus Solutions, Inc., which later became an integral part of Manugistics. Farah received an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of South Carolina as well as a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of the Philippines. She completed her doctoral work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a Ph.D. in Operations Research.

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