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Indian Office Provides a Regional Presence to help Serve Two of the Largest Economies in the World

 

WILMINGTON, DE. – September 16, 2013 – Arkieva (arkieva.com) a leading designer and global provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software for multinational manufacturing companies today announced the opening of its new Indian office, based in Mangalore to meet the increasing demand for regionally delivered services from its Global 1000 customers with operations in the Asia Pacific Region.

Arkieva, celebrating its’ 20th Anniversary this year, provides manufacturers in a variety of industries such as chemicals, industrial fabrics, food processing, semiconductors, and industrial and commercial glass with software tools to help them more effectively and economically manage their supply chains.

Arkieva in the past has served customers with a presence in Japan, China, India, and Southeast Asia with resources either out of its Wilmington, Delaware, headquarters or out of its office in Antwerp, Belgium. “This move into India helps us better serve our existing clients and positions us for new opportunities in the region,” said Sujit Singh, chief operating officer of Arkieva. “Almost all of our major clients have operations in either India or China, or both.”

“Our immediate focus will be to establish our presence in Mangalore, and to grow our staff locally, which will allow us to more economically and efficiently provide our existing customers with technical support from a closer time zone,” added Singh. “Shortly after this first phase we will also be interested in talking to potential partners in the region for possible sales or technical alliances.”

The Arkieva office in India will be under the leadership of Ashith B. Hegde, newly appointed managing director for the Asia Pacific Region. He has been working in the Arkieva Headquarters in Wilmington for the last six years. Hegde’s areas of expertise include demand management, inventory planning, inventory structural and investment analysis, as well as working with business executives and supporting their needs for performance management and KPI reporting using the Arkieva software. His most recent assignment has been managing one of Arkieva’s key multinational chemical accounts.

Hegde has a Master of Engineering Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Supply Chains and Operations Management from the University at Buffalo, New York. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal University, India. He is also certified in Production and Inventory Management.

 

About Mangalore:
Mangalore is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located about 350 kilometers (220 mi) west of the state capital, Bangalore. Mangalore is one of the fastest developing cities in India. Many multinational corporations and domestic corporations are opening their branches there. Infosys Technologies in recent times has located two of its development centers there.

The new Arkieva office address in Mangalore is:

No. 15 & 16, 2nd Floor
Manasa Towers
M.G Road, Mangalore – 575003
Karnataka, India

The managing director can be reached at +91 824 2982813 or via email at info@arkieva.com
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, CF Industries, INVISTA, Sunsweet Growers, ANADIGICS and INEOS use Arkieva solutions. For more information, visit arkieva.com.

 

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