WILMINGTON, Del., June 6, 2018 – Solventure, the provider and implementation partner of the Arkieva Supply Chain Software Suite, announced today that Duvel Moortgat has chosen Solventure and Arkieva to implement the Demand Planning and Inventory Management solution in the European organization.
Duvel Moortgat is an independent family business (founded in 1871) with a distinctive focus on specialty beers. Duvel Moortgat encompasses 10 breweries: Duvel Brewery in Puurs, Achouffe Brewery in Houffalize, De Koninck Brewery in Antwerp, Liefmans Brewery in Oudenaarde, Bernard Brewery in the Czech Republic, Brewery Ommegang in New York, Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Firestone Walker in California, Brewery ’t IJ in Amsterdam and Birrificio del Ducato in Italy.
With Solventure, Duvel Moortgat has chosen a long-term partner to integrate all supply chain processes in a structured way, facilitated by a best-of-breed S&OP tool. By implementing the Arkieva Demand Planner and Inventory Planner, Duvel aims to rebalance the inventory stock levels and further connect the sales and marketing with the production processes.
Prof. dr. Bram Desmet, CEO of Solventure, is looking forward to starting this strong partnership with industry leader Duvel Moortgat. “Jointly working together with Duvel Moortgat, we will manage to accelerate the entire Supply Chain Planning process and bring a strongly growing company like Duvel to the next level of Demand and Inventory Planning,” Desmet comments.
Quality is a cornerstone of the history of our family business. We aim to offer consumers top beers. To deal with the growing number of beers, countries & breweries, we have opted for Arkieva to automate and optimize our Demand Planning process with one goal: serving the freshest beer to our consumers. Koen Van der Taelen, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Duvel Moortgat
“The team at Solventure has shown a great understanding of our needs,” says Sara Claeys, who leads the S&OP process at Duvel. “Arkieva is perfectly positioned to help us navigate complexity as more consumers worldwide start to discover our specialty beers. I expect the efficiency of our planning process to improve dramatically when we move beyond our Excel spreadsheets.”
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