Arkieva sponsors 2019 Gartner Supply Chain Conference in Barcelona, Spain; Customer Linde presents a session on Optimizing Operations with a Digital Supply Chain Twin.

WILMINGTON, DE – June 04, 2019 – Arkieva, a leading provider of Integrated Planning and Scheduling software tools for manufacturing companies, today announced its silver sponsorship at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. The conference takes place on June 17-19 in Barcelona, Spain. Arkieva will exhibit supply chain planning solutions at booth #106.

In addition to sponsoring the event, Arkieva customer Linde’s Global Head of Bulk Supply Chain, Richard Wallington, presents an educational session on how to optimize supply chain operations using digital supply chain twins. Linde currently uses a digital twin of its production facilities to track the actual performance and efficiency of the plants against the theoretical model of what it should be able to do.

When asked about what biggest takeaway is for businesses trying to create a digital supply chain twin, Wallington notes, first, really understand the question you are trying to answer or problem you are trying to solve. Write this down and then stick to it. I was very fortunate that when I become involved in the project at Linde the guiding principles had already been written and agreed. These principles really helped to keep the project on track. Secondly, it is all too easy to become fixated on the technology and systems you are implementing.  But the true measure of success comes from how well people use these systems.”

A Focus Supply Chain Digitalization

The 2019 conference focuses on the conference theme: “A New Era: Converging the Physical and Digital Supply Chains.” The conference will center its discussions on how supply chains can take advantage of emerging digital strategies in today’s digital era. Closely aligned with the conference theme, on Tuesday, June 18, Linde’s Global Head of Bulk Supply Chain, Richard Wallington, presents “Optimizing Linde’s Integrated Supply Chain with a Digital Twin” from 1:05 pm – 1:25 pm. The session focuses on how to attain the benefits of creating a digital twin for integrated supply chain processes drawing from Linde’s implementation journey and real-life examples of lessons learned.

In a recent Gartner Supply Chain Magic Quadrant report, Gartner discusses how end-users are increasingly thinking about the digitalization of their planning processes. Arkieva customer Linde paved the way for more digitilized planning with the implementation of Arkieva’s One-Plan S&OP Solution Suite.

“At Arkieva we see the blending of physical and digital worlds as outlined in this year’s conference theme. Many Arkieva customers are using digital twins of their production facilities allowing for information transfer to the Arkieva Planning systems as-it-happens. We see this as a key competitive advantage that many of our customers are already utilizing. It’s an honor to have Linde discussing how they’ve been able to optimize and integrate supply chain processes using digital supply chain twins,” said Hellen Oti, Marketing Manager at Arkieva.

The global conference with a presence in the United States and Europe has over 3000 supply chain professionals attending each year, with different conference tracks relating to supply chain planning and innovation. Arkieva has been a conference sponsor for many years now.

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About Linde

Linde is a leading industrial gases and engineering company with 2018 pro forma sales of USD 28 billion (EUR 24 billion). The company employs approximately 80,000 people globally and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Linde delivers innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers and creates long-term value for all stakeholders. The company is making our world more productive by providing products, technologies and services that help customers improve their economic and environmental performance in a connected world.

For more information about the company, please visit www.linde.com.

About Arkieva

At Arkieva we believe better planning starts with people. Not technology. So, we provide solutions. Not software. Enabled by your process. Not our specifications. Arkieva is a Full-Suite One-Plan S&OP Solution for synergized supply chain visibility that’s powered by your unique business.

With over 18,000 users worldwide using Arkieva in 250 unique applications, the Arkieva One-Plan Supply Chain Planning Software Suite offers an integrated solution for a synergized Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process.

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, Nouryon, Linde, Owens Corning, Hexion, Momentive, Advanced Drainage Systems, Continental Foods, SPI Pharma, Cytec, CF Industries, Escalade Sports, Lush, Cardone, Federal-Mogul, Wonderful brands, and Ontex.

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