McBride Selects Arkieva Supply Chain Software to Strengthen their S&OP and Capacity Planning Processes - Arkieva

Europe’s leading provider of private label household and personal care products completes the implementation of the Arkieva Supply Chain Planner

Wilmington, DE – April 14, 2015 –McBride, working with Solventure, Arkieva’s channel partner in Europe, has completed the implementation of the Arkieva Sales and Operations Planner (S&OP) and Rough Cut Capacity Planner (RCCP) to manage its supply chain operations.

With 18 manufacturing sites across Europe and Asia, McBride provides exceptional value and performance to global and national retailers and is Europe’s leading provider of private label household and personal care products.

McBride needed to support the implementation of a group – wide S&OP process across their new organization. The main focus was to optimize the asset utilization across Europe and introduce a balanced demand and supply plan for all sites, interfacing with 2 different SAP platforms. The 18-month capacity plan developed by Solventure enables the company to look for the most cost-effective solution to balance the plan. Each S&OP supply manager is now able to follow the same process through the tool, which allows the company to focus on the value added activities and recommend necessary investments to the business beforehand.

“Before, we created our rough cut capacity plan in excel. We were spending most of our time on data transformation and manipulation, leaving little time to focus on the real questions at hand. With the Arkieva RCCP tool, the number crunching has been reduced to a minimum; we can now focus on the value added analyses,” said Koen Blomme, supply chain manager at McBride. “The information being provided was really an eye-opener for our operations directors and COO. This aggregated RCCP plan immediately visualizes a lot of opportunities and risks. Overall this should result in a better balance between service, stock and cost.”

“We are very excited to have an industry leader like McBride place their confidence in the Arkieva Software,” said Sujit Singh, chief operating officer at Arkieva. “We are sure that the tool we designed for them will empower the users to make better supply chain decisions.”

For more information or to request a demonstration of the Arkieva Software, please contact Laurie Jacobs at .

About Solventure

Solventure turns your supply chain into a competitive advantage and engages in long-term improvement projects. Solventure adds value by providing actionable insights through a unique combination of tools and expert resources. The Arkieva software selected and distributed by Solventure is user friendly, scalable, and proven in optimization and quantitative techniques. Solventure is Arkieva’s channel partner in Europe. For more information please visit

About Arkieva Supply Chain Software

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 Gates, Momentive, INVISTA, Sunsweet Growers, and Cardone use Arkieva solutions. For more information, visit

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