Wilmington, DE, 2/26/2016 – Arkieva’s Dr. Ken Fordyce recently participated in the Dagstuhl Seminar, “Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Supply Chains” in Wardern Germany. Schloss Dagstuhl is the Leibniz Center for Informatics and of the world’s premier venue for informatics.

World-class scientists, promising young researchers and practitioners come together in small groups to exchange their knowledge and to discuss their research findings. The seminar focused on two topics:

  • Novel planning and scheduling approaches that can deal with the complexity and stochasticity of the semiconductor supply chain.
  • Future information systems and supply chain management in the semiconductor industry.

Ken presented at the summit, drawing from his more than 30 years of experience in the Semiconductor Industry. His opening day remarks covered:

  • Tasks, Purpose, Challenges, and a bit of History for Supply Chain Management Planning
  • A Perspective from leading agents of change in the supply chain planning arena

He noted that the Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Supply Chains Seminar and topics discussed confirm Dr. Harpal Singh, Arkieva CEO, observations regarding emerging trends and requirements for the next generation of supply chain planning solutions.

Ken notes, “The supply chain for semiconductor packaged goods is representative of the diverse challenges faced by most firms, from process industry, to spare parts manufacturing, to consumer goods. Advances made here are often quickly propagated to other industries”.

If you would like to read more on what Ken learned from attending the Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Supply Chains” Seminar, please go to his blog post. You can find other supply chain planning resources here.

If you are looking for a partner who is willing to take on your supply chain challenges, contact info@arkieva.com to schedule a brief phone conversation.

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About Arkieva

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, INEOS, Momentive, Driscoll’s, Corning, Sunsweet Growers, Certis, CF Industries, Linde, Gates and Messier-Bugatti-Dowty use Arkieva solutions. For more information, visit www.arkieva.com.

About Dr. Ken Fordyce

Dr. Ken Fordyce is Arkieva’s Solutions Director and an expert in quantitative analysis without borders and semiconductor. He joined Arkieva after completing a 36-year career with IBM that included being part of the team which developed and implemented the IBM Operational Framework for Supply Chain Planning (OPS) whose business value and innovation was recognized by IBM and INFORMS with major awards. He received similar recognition for one of the first real-time dispatch systems (LMS) developed, which incorporated pioneering work in data science. In addition to this work, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University and active member of INFORMS and MASM. He holds a MS in Operations Research and a PhD in Administrative and Engineering Systems from Union Graduate College.

About Dr. Harpal Singh

Harpal Singh is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Arkieva. He is recognized as a thought leader, teacher, writer, software designer and consultant for process change. In addition to years of industry and consulting experience, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses and run numerous executive management seminars. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University.