WILMINGTON, DE. – January 7, 2013- Arkieva (arkieva.com), the designer and provider of the Arkieva suite of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software tools for manufacturing companies, announced today the successful upgrade of its software solution for INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA, a division of the INEOS group.
INEOS Olefins &Polymers USA upgraded to version 4.6 of the suite which will enable them to benefit from the latest features of the software, such as improved analytics and performance monitoring, and also allow better integration with the latest Windows version.
“Arkieva has been a reliable and robust supply chain planning software provider to us for a number of years,” said Chris Hawes, Supply Chain Manager for INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA. “The real value of any software solution is how quickly and easily it can adapt to changing conditions and operational environments. Arkieva has shown it can do this in a constructive way. In addition to planning, it enhances the visibility of supply chain data across different functions within INEOS O&P.”
Among the enhancements, INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA users will experience a new user interface design. Based on customer feedback and research into best practices, the new interface is more intuitive with easy to use and understand displays.
Also, the collaborative user aspect of Arkieva has been improved, which is extremely important for a manufacturing company as large as INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA. It will be much easier for users in corporate functions beyond supply chain to access and make sense of critical supply chain data.
“We greatly value our working relationship with an industry leader like INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA,” said Sujit Singh, chief operating officer of Arkieva. “Our partnership is truly a collaborative effort and our software solutions benefit from working with a company like INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA. Nothing makes our job easier than to have a knowledgeable supply chain and IT group to work with on a project.”
INEOS is the world’s third largest chemicals group and a leading manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, and oil products. Comprising 15 businesses and 61 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries the group produces more than 40 million tons of petrochemicals and 20 million tons per annum of crude oil refined products per year. The company employs around 15,000 people and has annual sales of about $40 billion. More information about INEOS is available at www.ineos.com.
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, PCCR, INVISTA, Sunsweet Growers, AkzoNobel and ANADIGICS use Arkieva solutions. For more information, see arkieva.com.