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  5/21/2013

Demand Planning and Supply Planning License is Expanded for Worldwide Applications Across the Business Unit

WILMINGTON, DEL. – May 21, 2013 – Arkieva (arkieva.com) the designer and supplier of the Arkieva suite of advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software products, announced today that AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry has selected the Arkieva S&OP and Inventory Analyzer for its worldwide supply chain operations. AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry is a global producer of cationic, nonionic, anionic and amphoteric surfactants.

AkzoNobel products are used by a wide variety of industries including agriculture, mining, pharmaceuticals, construction, electronics and textiles. The company manufactures more than 2,000 chemical products and has more than 5,000 active SKUs.

“We selected the Arkieva S&OP solution because of our prior experience with the product’s reliable forecasting and planning characteristics and the ease with which it integrates with our SAP ERP system,” said Jo Sheppard, BU Director Supply Chain & Sustainability at AkzoNobel. “The inventory analyzer will help us better control the millions of dollars’ worth of inventory we deal with on a monthly basis.”

Arkieva Supply Planner software has the ability to maximize margins and quickly handle demand and/or supply disruptions. Arkieva is a sophisticated tool for evaluating planned changes to markets including sourcing patterns, capacity, transportation and distribution.

“We value our long standing relationship with AkzoNobel and are gratified to see it grow,” said Sujit Singh, chief operating officer at Arkieva.  “Arkieva software is at work in some of the largest chemical companies in the world saving millions of dollars through inventory optimization and better use of manufacturing facilities.”

About AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry:
Surface Chemistry, a business unit of AkzoNobel, operates in 50 countries, employing over 2100 people. Based in Chicago, IL, United States, with regional marketing centers and R&D facilities in United States, Brazil, Singapore, China and Sweden, we are leading supplier of specialty surfactants and synthetic and bio-polymers additives. We service a wide range of industries including agro, asphalt, cleaning, fabric care, mining, personal care and petroleum. For more information, visit www.akzonobel.com/sc.

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 European operations in Antwerp, Belgium, Arkieva is positioned to support organizations across the globe. 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 Momentive, INVISTA, Sunsweet Growers, PCCR USA, ANADIGICS and INEOS use Arkieva solutions. For more information, visit arkieva.com.