Arkieva sponsors 2019 Gartner Supply Chain Conference; Customers Escalade Sports and Advanced Drainage Systems present sessions on Supply Chain Digital Transformation and Integrated Planning.

WILMINGTON, DE – May 01, 2019 – Arkieva, a leading provider of Integrated Planning and Scheduling software tools for manufacturing companies, today announced its silver sponsorship at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. The conference takes place on May 13-17 in Phoenix, Arizona. Arkieva will exhibit supply chain planning solutions at booth #629.

In addition to sponsoring the event, Arkieva customers Escalade Sports and Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) present educational sessions on digital transformation and integrated supply chain planning respectively. The Escalade Sports Session is presented by Escalade Sports Director of Planning, Eric Wilson and the ADS session is presented by Paul Johnson, Director of Supply Chain Planning.

“It’s an honor to have two customers presenting at the Gartner Supply Chain Conference about their supply chain process improvements using Arkieva. The Gartner conference is one of the biggest supply chain industry conferences that gathers many supply chain innovators such as Escalade Sports and Advanced Drainage Systems,” said Hellen Oti, Marketing Manager at Arkieva.

The global conference with a presence in the United States and Europe has over 3000 supply chain professionals attending each year, with different conference tracks relating to supply chain planning and innovation. Arkieva has been a conference sponsor for many years now.

The 2019 conference focuses on the conference theme: “A New Era: Converging the Physical and Digital Supply Chains.” The conference will center its discussions on how supply chains can take advantage of emerging digital strategies in today’s digital era.

Closely aligned with the conference theme, on Tuesday, May 14, Escalade Sports Director of Planning Eric Wilson presents “7 Key Supply Chain Digital Transformation Pitfalls to Avoid” from 1:10 pm – 1:30 pm.

The session focuses on how to build a business case for a digital transformation process and to avoid being part of the reported 70% of digital transformation projects that fail. Digital transformation projects are often interlaced with the goal of creating a more integrated supply chain process.

To give a practical view on how to create a better integrated supply chain process, Paul Johnson, Director of Supply Chain Planning at Advanced Drainage Systems also presents “Using Integrated Supply Chain Planning & Network Optimization to Increase Cost Savings” on Wednesday, May 15, from 12:20 pm – 12:40 pm. This presentation is centered on how to practically achieve cost savings while rapidly optimizing processes.

About Escalade Sports

Headquartered in Evansville, IN, the company that is known as Escalade, Incorporated (Escalade) has manufactured and distributed sporting goods and recreational equipment for over 95 years. Escalade continues to participate actively in these markets combining the earnings power of strong brand names and high-quality products with fiscal responsibility and experienced management.

Leaders in their respective categories, Escalade’s brands include Bear Archery and Trophy Ridge archery accessories; STIGA® and Ping-Pong® table tennis; Accudart® and Unicorn® darting; Onix™ pickleball equipment; Goalrilla™, Goalsetter®, Goaliath® and Silverback® residential in-ground basketball systems; the STEP® fitness products; Woodplay® premium playsets; Cue and Case Sales – a leader in specialty billiard accessories; and Lifeline – a leader and innovator in personal fitness products. Escalade Sports products are available at sporting goods dealers and independent retailers nationwide.

The Company employs best practice manufacturing methods and insists that each of its suppliers do the same. Sporting goods products are manufactured in Olney, Illinois; Gainesville, Florida; Rosarito, Mexico; and through affiliates in China.

About Advanced Drainage Systems:

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. is a Hilliard, Ohio based company which produces plastic corrugated pipes and other drainage products. Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) is focused on drainage products and services that deliver solutions for the most persistent and challenging water management problems. From safely pre-treating and managing stormwater runoff to helping developers and property owners harvest rainwater, we focus on the development of water solutions that make land more arable, cities more livable, and the world a greener place to live.

ADS is a leading manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe and ancillary products, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. Our innovative pipes, fittings, basins and other products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. We have established a leading position in many of our domestic and international end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, our overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, ADS operates a global network of approximately 60 manufacturing plants and over 30 distribution centers. Learn more at

About Arkieva

At Arkieva we believe better planning starts with people. Not technology. So, we provide solutions. Not software. Enabled by your process. Not our specifications. Arkieva is a Full-Suite One-Plan S&OP Solution for synergized supply chain visibility that’s powered by your unique business.

With over 18,000 users worldwide using Arkieva in 250 unique applications, the Arkieva One-Plan Supply Chain Planning Software Suite offers an integrated solution for a synergized Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process.

The Advanced S&OP management features of Arkieva include a Collaborative Demand Manager, Inventory Planner, Inventory Analyzer, Supply Planner (full optimization), Replenishment Planner, S&OP Central, and Finite Scheduler.

Arkieva is used in some of the world’s largest corporations, including Driscoll’s, Sunsweet Growers, Gates, Nouryon, Linde, Owens Corning, Hexion, Momentive, Advanced Drainage Systems, Continental Foods, SPI Pharma, Cytec, CF Industries, Escalade Sports, Lush, Cardone, Federal-Mogul, Wonderful brands, and Ontex.