Project Description

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Customer Story: Nouryon Achieves a One-Plan Harmonized S&OP Process with Arkieva

  • Company Overview

    Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) is a worldwide manufacturer of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care.

  • Industry

    • Chemical
  • Revenue

    • €5 billion ~ USD 6 billion
  • Business Units

    • Ethylene and Sulfur Derivatives
    • Industrial Chemicals
    • Polymer Chemicals
    • Pulp & Performance Chemicals
    • Surface Chemistry

Find Out How Nouryon is Gaining a Competitive Edge with a One-Plan S&OP

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“The Arkieva solutions together with the competencies of the Arkieva consultants have provided us the possibility to implement a strong toolset for our tactical planning without having our process definitions dictated by a system vendor. Arkieva has provided a good standard platform which we together have designed to fit our needs.”

Jo Shepherd, VP Supply Chain Specialty Chemicals, Nouryon
  • Objectives

    • Achieve a harmonized S&OP process with cross-functional team collaboration among Demand Planners, Business Managers, Financial Controllers, Supply Chain Managers, Management and other Stakeholders
    • Create one Global planning system across all business units and regions
    • Implement a collaborative planning environment for planners to easily share ideas and strategies

Arkieva One-Plan S&OP Solution Results

  • Harmonized S&OP process across all Nouryon Business units using the Arkieva One-Plan
    S&OP Software suite

  • Enhanced communication among cross-functional teams via the Arkieva Collaboration platform

  • Integrated financial planning system used by Controllers and Financial Analysts to create and manage budgets

  • Event-based triggers to alert planners and key stakeholders of possible disruptions across the Supply chain

  • Inventory visibility and tracking for key inventory metrics including, Days of Coverage, Excess and Slow-moving stock (age) analysis