WILMINGTON, DE – March 4, 2015 –Arkieva (arkieva.com), designer and provider of the Arkieva suite of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software tools for manufacturing companies, announced today that one of its clients, William Duty, director of supply chain center of excellence at Momentive, has been recognized as a 2015 Practitioner Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine.

“Supply Chain is increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator for leading small, medium and large enterprises, and Supply Chain leaders have become crucial to the success of the enterprise in meeting the challenges of what truthfully has been called a turbulent economy,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Our Pros to Know listing highlights many of these outstanding executives and their accomplishments, and it offers a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage Supply Chain for competitive advantage.

Duty was nominated by Arkieva for his work on a multi-echelon inventory strategy which resulted in multi-million dollar savings within his organization. Momentive is the world’s largest producer of thermosetting resins, with sales exceeding $7 billion and leading positions across various end-markets and geographies. It has approximately 90 production and distribution facilities in various countries within the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific.

“William Duty has always been a pleasure to work with,” said Sujit Singh, chief operating officer at Arkieva. “His commitment to developing and executing initiatives that improve customer service within his supply chain are really something to be admired. We were very pleased to see that he has achieved this recognition.”

Over the last 20 years, William Duty has held numerous leadership and transformation roles in the chemical industry. He has led multiple large SAP implementations across the world, managed organizational and process redesigns and held various global supply chain leadership positions.  He has also served as a speaker and panelist for LogiChem Chemical Supply Chain and Global Logistics Conferences.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at www.SDCExec.com.

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 AkzoNobel, INVISTA, CF Industries, and INEOS use Arkieva solutions. For more information, visit arkieva.com.

Laurie Jacobs