Wilmington, DE – February 26, 2016 – Arkieva, designer and provider of the Arkieva suite of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software tools for manufacturing companies, announced today that one of its clients, Renaud Perray, Director of Supply and Demand Planning at Cardone Industries, has been recognized as a 2016 Practitioner Pro To Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive congratulates the 2016 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know recipients. The Pros to Know is a listing of exceptional corporate executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges in the year ahead,” says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “We commend recipients for their achievements. Their accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain for competitive advantage. Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and a knowledge base for supply chain transformation, as well as in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, earned these individuals a rightful place in this year’s Pros to Know listing.”

Renaud Perray was nominated for his determination to build a better forecasting process by looking to the future rather than basing forecast on past events. His initiatives have resulted in a new way of thinking at Cardone as well as fill rates being increased to 95%.

“Renaud was brought into Cardone because his talents for creating a more collaborative forecast were recognized,” said Sujit Singh, chief operating officer at Arkieva. “Through his efforts he has created a more forward thinking forecast and it is efforts and success such as these that we value and would like to celebrate among our clients. He is a true leader.”

Renaud Perray was hired by Cardone in 2014 as the Director of Supply and Demand Planning. For the last 18 months Renaud has been working towards making Cardone’s supply chain more collaborative and more forward thinking.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at www.SDCExec.com.

About Arkieva

Arkieva, founded in 1993, is the developer of Arkieva software solutions for global manufacturing supply chains. With headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, and offices in Antwerp, Belgium, and Mangalore, India, Arkieva is positioned to support multinational businesses around the world. 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 AkzoNobel, INEOS, Momentive, Driscoll’s, Corning, Sunsweet Growers, Certis, CF Industries, Linde, Gates and Messier-Bugatti-Dowty use Arkieva solutions. For more information, visit arkieva.com.

About CARDONE Industries

CARDONE Industries, Inc., founded in 1970, is a leading supplier of automotive replacement parts with 6,000 employees across the USA, Canada and Mexico. In its commitment to deliver the right parts at the right time to its customers, CARDONE offers a full spectrum of products and services, including more than 80 remanufactured and new product lines. CARDONE’s business is built on environmental sustainability, where millions of used parts are remanufactured and repurposed every year — to O.E. or better performance.