MESSIER-BUGATTI- DOWTY Selects ARKIEVA Supply Chain Software for Forecasting and Managing the Sales & Operations Planning Process - Arkieva


Arkieva provides Messier-Bugatti-Dowty with the ability to improve forecast accuracy and capacity management of its manufacturing facilities

 Wilmington, DE. – July 16, 2012 – Arkieva, (formerly Supply Chain Consultants), designer and supplier of the Arkieva suite of supply chain management (SCM) software solutions, announced today that Solventure, its channel partner in Europe, has signed a contract with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to provide and implement the Arkieva Supply Chain Software solutions for forecasting and managing the Sales and Operations Planning process.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, a division of the SAFRAN Group, is a company involved in the design, development, manufacturing and customer support of all types of aircraft landing gear, wheels and brakes. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of aircraft landing gear.

 “One of our major challenges our supply chain faces is the integration of data related to our installed base, the evolution of various airlines, fleets of aircrafts, and the forecasted life time of various types of brakes based on landing per overhaul and landing per year,” said Renaud Duval, Global supply chain Manager Carbon Material at Messier-Bugatti-Dowty. “The Arkieva software implemented by Solventure will make it possible to create an accurate forecast for the number of deliveries and returns of heat packs for brakes we can expect each month.”

The software provides Messier-Bugatti-Dowty with the tools to integrate data from internal and external sources. In support of the demand and supply balancing process users can perform “what-if” scenarios to make the most informed supply chain decisions. All of the data needed for conducting executive S&OP meetings is available in one place – eliminating the errors and data disparities which result from multiple spreadsheets to make daily decisions.

“We are pleased to have an industry leader like Messier-Bugatti-Dowty select Arkieva,” said Sujit Singh, chief operating officer of Arkieva. “During the past decade the number of active airplanes across the globe has dramatically increased. To keep pace with this growth Messier-Bugatti-Dowty requires a well-defined S&OP process that is efficiently supported by data and stimulates cross-departmental collaboration. This specific forecasting and S&OP process requires a flexible and proven software tool like Arkieva’s.”


About Messier-Bugatti-Dowty:

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group), is the world’s leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Company capabilities encompass the full life cycle of products, ranging from design and manufacturing to in-service support, repair and overhaul. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is a partner to 33 leading commercial, military, business and regional air framers, and supports more than 22,000 aircraft making over 35,000 landings every day. The company employs 6,250 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia.


About Solventure:

Solventure helps manufacturers achieve competitive advantage in supply chain management and optimization. Solventure aims to create a substantial higher performance through tailor made value adding software and by providing analytics services. Solventure distributes and implements the Arkieva software for integrated supply chain planning. Solventure supports customers on supply chain analytics through periodic evaluation of statistical forecasts, safety stocks, product portfolios, and customer segments. Contact: Sara Timmermans Phone: +32 496 02 92 45 E-mail:


About Arkieva:

Arkieva is a nearly 20-year-old software solutions company with headquarters in Wilmington, Del., and European operations in Antwerp, Belgium. The company provides a wide range of supply chain software solutions that are in use in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Such major corporations as Momentive, INVISTA, Sunsweet Growers, and INEOS use Arkieva (formerly Zemeter) products. Arkieva is a Microsoft Certified Partner. For more information see

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