As COO of Arkieva, Sujit manages the day-to-day operations at Arkieva such as software implementations and customer relationships. He is a recognized subject matter expert in forecasting, S&OP and inventory optimization. Sujit received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and an M.S. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. Throughout the day don’t be surprised if you find him practicing his cricket technique before a meeting.
Dr. Ken Fordyce
Before joining Arkieva, he had a very successful 36-year career with IBM, much of it in all aspects of supply chain (to use Intel’s Karl Kempf’s preferred term – demand supply networks) for IBM Microelectronics Division (MD). During this period, MD was a Fortune 100-size firm by itself. Fordyce was part of the teams that altered the landscape of best-practices – receiving three IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, AAAI Innovative Application Award, and INFORMS Edelman Finalist (twice) and Wagner (winner). He writes and often speaks about the “ongoing challenge,” both to practitioners and academics. In his free time, Dr. Fordyce enjoys writing programs in APL2 while running sprints.
Philip De Rop
Philip joined Arkieva in 2007 and works out of Arkieva’s Belgium office. Starting as a consultant, he worked on demand planning, optimization and scheduling projects for different clients. Currently, Philip is our QA manager and leads both US and India based testing teams. Philip has studied in Antwerp and holds a degree in hotel management. He also holds a CPIM certification from APICS. He loves driving around in his little red ’71 VW Karmann Ghia and never misses a Barcelona soccer game.
Jelle joined Arkieva in 2004 and works out of Arkieva’s Belgium office. As a consultant, he has experience overseeing various demand management and supply balancing projects for various clients. Jelle has studied at Ghent University and the Vlerick Business School. He also holds a CPIM certification from APICS. If you are ever confused as to which Arkieva member is Jelle just look for the gentleman in the yellow squirrel sweatshirt.
Hellen is the Marketing Manager at Arkieva, managing all aspects of Arkieva’s marketing initiatives. Hellen is experienced in B2B technology marketing and holds a degree in International Business from Arcadia University. A passionate technology enthusiast, Hellen is a self-taught web developer always looking for new ways to use technology to improve marketing results. She is a foodie who will eat almost any type of seafood.
Ashith B. Hegde
Ashith Hegde was appointed managing director for the Asia-Pacific Region in September 2013. Prior to heading the office in Mangalore, India, he worked at the Arkieva headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. Hegde’s areas of expertise include demand management, inventory planning, inventory structural and investment analysis, as well as working with business executives and supporting their needs for performance management and KPI reporting using the Arkieva software. His most recent assignment was managing one of Arkieva’s key multinational chemical accounts. Hegde has a Master of Engineering Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Supply Chains and Operations Management from the University at Buffalo, New York. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal University, India. He is also certified in Production and Inventory Management.
Shefali joined Arkieva in 2015 and works out of Arkieva’s India Office. As a member of the Quality Assurance team, Shefali spends her day assessing the functionality of our products at Arkieva. She received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. Shefali loves to doodle and it’s her favorite pastime.
Eric Wilson oversees Demand Planning and S&OP at Tempur Sealy International and is a speaker and panelist for the 2016 Supply Chain Forum. He is Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) and was voted in 2015 by Supply and Demand Chain Executives as one of the Top 20 Pros to Know and is the author of the article “Improving Forecast Accuracy through Talent Management” and a coauthor of the article “Practical Considerations in Forecast Value Added (FVA) Analysis”.
Prof. Dr. Bram Desmet
Bram is the managing director of Solventure, the Arkieva partner in Europe. His areas of expertise and interest include Supply Chain Strategy, Integrated Business Planning and Working Capital Reduction. Bram holds a Ph.D. in Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization. He’s an adjunct professor at the Vlerick Business School and teaches in Supply Chain and Operations related courses in Europe, Russia, and China.He’s happy to receive your comments on firstname.lastname@example.org.