WILMINGTON, DE, USA – January 26, 2015– Arkieva (arkieva.com) the designer and supplier of the Arkieva suite of advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software products, announced today the appointment of Patrick Bridges to the position of training coordinator.

Bridges joined Arkieva in May 2014 as an implementation consultant. In addition to his current position, he will now also be responsible for assessing knowledge gaps, designing and executing training programs as well as maintaining strong professional relationships with supply chain subject matter experts. Initiatives created by Bridges are currently intended for Arkieva employees and will be added to external training sessions in the future.

Bridges has more than 20 years of experience in the supply chain industry. A substantial part of his career was with Arkema, a leading specialty chemicals and advanced materials company. He brings with him a valuable set of skills and insights including hands on experience in all levels of the supply chain, proven organizational techniques and exceptional interpersonal communication skills.

During his time with Arkema, Bridges optimized product lifecycle phase-out analysis using linear programming techniques, managed production planning and global distribution for the North America Kynar® poly-vinylidene fluoride product line and trained the key international user base.

“Patrick brings the experience and vision that we needed for the role of Training Coordinator,” said, Peter Murphy director of implementation at Arkieva. “His guidance in this area is much needed given the growth that we anticipate.”

Bridges earned a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business from Thomas Edison State College and Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management from Penn State University. He is also a Six Sigma Green Belt.

About Arkieva Supply Chain Software

Arkieva, founded in 1993, is the developer of Arkieva software solutions for global manufacturing supply chains. With headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, and offices in Antwerp, Belgium, and, Mangalore, India Arkieva is positioned to support multinational businesses around the world. Arkieva products enhance productivity and reduce operating costs in the supply chain, providing the full range of features necessary for effective Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). Such major corporations as Momentive, INVISTA, Sunsweet Growers, AkzoNobel and INEOS use Arkieva solutions. For more information, arkieva.com.