Arkieva sponsors 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Conference Executive Conference and presents a session on collaborative demand planning with Owens Corning. 

WILMINGTON, DE – May 08, 2017 – Arkieva (arkieva.com), a leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling software tools for manufacturing companies, today announced its silver sponsorship at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. The conference will be held on May 23-25 in Phoenix. Arkieva will be in booth number 712.

In addition to sponsoring the event, Arkieva will be presenting an educational session on collaborative demand planning. On Tuesday, May 23, Arkieva will present “Mind the Gap, not the Forecast! Achieving Collaborative Demand Planning” from 1:30 pm – 1:50 pm. The session presented by Arkieva Practice Director, Shankara Gurumurthy and Michael Morris, Global Supply Chain Process Leader at Owens Corning will share practical strategies for creating a collaborative demand planning process.

“As a large, multinational company servicing a diverse customer base with assets positioned around the globe, having a collaborative demand planning process was imperative to being able to generate the appropriate supply responses in a competitive marketplace,” said Michael Morris, Global Supply Chain Process Leader, Owens Corning.

The session elaborates how Owens Corning is using the Arkieva Collaborative Demand Planning Software to: create a framework for collaborative demand planning, get input from global sales representatives, and track the right forecast metrics.

“A collaborative demand planning process enables the voices of all relevant stakeholders to be heard driving 100% alignment in advance of generating the corresponding supply response,”­­­ commented Morris.

“We are thrilled to be sponsoring the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference once again,” said Hellen Oti-Yeboah, Marketing Manager at Arkieva. “We are particularly excited to present a session on collaborative demand planning with Owens Corning. The session demonstrates the possibility for manufacturing businesses to create a truly collaborative demand planning process that helps businesses quickly react to market changes.”

About Arkieva Supply Chain Software
Arkieva (arkieva.com) is more than a supply chain software technology company. We are a team of dedicated supply chain consultants helping global and national manufacturers transform supply chain complexities into a competitive advantage — one supply chain link at a time. With over 15,000 users worldwide using Arkieva in 250 unique applications, the Arkieva Supply Chain Planning Software Suite offers a robust solution supporting a full range of needs for Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). The Advanced S&OP management features of Arkieva include a Collaborative Demand Manager, Inventory Planner, Inventory Analyzer, Supply Planner (full optimization), Replenishment Planner, S&OP Central, and Finite Scheduler. Arkieva is used in some of the world’s largest corporations, including Driscoll’s, Sunsweet Growers, Gates, AkzoNobel, Linde, Owens Corning, Momentive, Continental Foods, SPI Pharma, Cytec, CF Industries, Linxens, Cardone, Federal Mogul, Wonderful brands, and Ontex.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing, and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2016 sales of $5.7 billion and employs about 16,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.