WILMINGTON, DE – February 20, 2013 – Arkieva (arkieva.com), designer and provider of the Arkieva suite of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software tools for manufacturing companies, announced today that one of its customers, Paul Johnson, Vice President, Global Supply Chain Plan Process, at Momentive Specialty Chemicals, has been recognized as a 2013 Practitioner Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. Johnson was nominated by Arkieva for his leadership in directing and managing a sophisticated supply chain across many business units and around the world.
Honoring the supply chain’s best and brightest, Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s “Pros to Know” includes professionals proactively working to improve their business’s functions in a number of categories-including manufacturing and production output; procurement; logistics; risk mitigation strategies; sourcing; financial operations; packaging and distribution; transportation; and much more.
“The number of issues that can present themselves in one’s business truly run the gamut-from a dysfunctional product component found within a manufacturer’s tier three level of the supply chain to clarifying a business’s procurement strategy for reduced costs,” said Barry Hochfelder, Editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “It’s not always initially clear as to how broad the scale of the supply chain and its challenges really is. The professionals in the industry who are working to overcome such issues and grow the global supply chain at the same time should get the recognition they deserve for their achievements.”
To give some scope to the size of Momentive supply chain challenges, it is the world’s largest producer of thermosetting resins, with sales exceeding $7 billion and leading positions across various end-markets and geographies. It has approximately 90 production and distribution facilities in various countries in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
“We were pleased to see Paul Johnson recognized for the excellence he achieves in managing the supply chain at Momentive,” said Sujit Singh, chief operating officer at Arkieva. “One of the first things Paul told me when he learned of this recognition is that without the highly skilled team he has and management support none of what has been accomplished would have been possible.”
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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.