WILMINGTON, DE, USA – January 15, 2015 –Together with Solventure, Certis Europe has successfully implemented the Arkieva Supply Chain Software suite for forecasting and managing the Sales and Operations Planning process. Solventure is a supplier and implementer of advanced planning solutions as well as Arkieva’s channel partner in Europe.
Certis Europe specializes in the sales and distribution of both conventional and biological crop protection technologies. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Certis Europe has local business units in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The main challenge for Certis Europe was to create and maintain a clearly aligned S&OP process across all of its European entities. The goal was to have the Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Supply Planning and S&OP activities looking at one single set of numbers, and following one well-structured process.
“The internal alignment was one of the biggest benefits we achieved with this project,” says Theo Van den Hörk, head of sales and operations planning at Certis Europe. “Using the Arkieva tool with one truth of data as an S&OP driver has resulted in a more efficient way of working, increased transparency and awareness of future cash flow projection.” Additionally, advanced reporting options allow the users to look at the information in volume and value on the level of aggregation that is applicable to them.
Once the S&OP process was created and institutionalized, Certis Europe decided to take the project one step further with the integration of the monthly financial planning process in the Arkieva tool. This allows the company to also align the operational and financial department while also allowing them to integrate their targets into one tool.
“The successful S&OP process implementation together with the full financial integration has made the Arkieva S&OP solution one of the most important tools in the entire organization,” concludes Theo van den Hörk.
About Certis Europe
An established crop protection business with direct operations in key European markets, Certis Europe combines proprietary products with those from a range of supplier partners in a wide-ranging portfolio. Unique among suppliers to the horticultural, specialty and arable crop sectors, Certis provides solutions for growers that take into account market demands and pressures, as well as crop production challenges.
Solventure turns your supply chain into a competitive advantage and engages in long-term improvement projects. Solventure adds value by providing actionable insights through a unique combination of tools and expert resources. The Arkieva software selected and distributed by Solventure is user friendly, scalable, and proven in optimization and quantitative techniques. Solventure is Arkieva’s channel partner in Europe. For more information please visit www.solventure.eu.
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 CF Industries, Momentive, INVISTA, Sunsweet Growers, and INEOS use Arkieva solutions. For more information, visit arkieva.com.