Arkieva sponsors 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Conference and presents a session on creating an improved sales prediction process with Lush. 

WILMINGTON, DE – April 24, 2018 – Arkieva, a leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling software tools for manufacturing companies, today announced its silver sponsorship at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. The conference will be held on May 14-17 in Phoenix, Arizona. Arkieva will be exhibiting solutions at booth number #513.

In addition to sponsoring the event, Arkieva will be presenting an educational session on improving sales prediction with Arkieva customer Lush. On Tuesday, May 15, Arkieva and Lush will present “Creating an Unforgettable Brand Experience with Predictive Analytics” from 1:35 pm – 1:55 pm. The session will be presented by Christine Cosulich, Demand Planning Manager at Lush Handmade Cosmetics.

Discussion topics during the  Arkieva/Lush session include:

  • Using campaign sales predictor tools to forecast seasonal demand, and dynamically adjust mid-season
  • Automatically forecasting new products or limited edition seasonal items based on historical demand patterns
  • Gaining visibility to better manage product freshness

“Lush is undoubtedly one of our unique customers. Lush is constantly challenging the status quo — making ethical sourcing and stainable business practices as part of their DNA. It’s been thrilling to be a part of Lush’s demand planning improvement journey. Telling Lush’s story in creating an unforgettable brand experience with Arkieva at Gartner Supply Chain Conference is a true honor.”

About Lush Cosmetics

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics are purveyors of good, clean fun. Lush offers luxurious and ethical skincare, haircare and bath indulgences, as well as unique gifts filled with fragrant and effective products. 2015 marked Lush’s 20th anniversary of creating innovative cosmetics using fresh fruits and vegetables, the finest essential oils and ingredients that are ethically and sustainably sourced. Never tested on animals, every single Lush product is vegetarian, and about 85% are vegan, 40% preservative-free and 35% unpackaged. Lush supports Fair Trade, Community Trade, and charitable initiatives and follows the simple policy: have the least possible impact on the environment while still producing beautiful and effective products. Lush has 250 locations across North America. Learn more at www.lushusa.com

About Arkieva Supply Chain Software
Arkieva (arkieva.com) is more than a supply chain software technology company. We are a team of dedicated supply chain consultants helping global and national manufacturers transform supply chain complexities into a competitive advantage — one supply chain link at a time. With over 15,000 users worldwide using Arkieva in 250 unique applications, the Arkieva Supply Chain Planning Software Suite offers a robust solution supporting a full range of needs for Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). The Advanced S&OP management features of Arkieva include a Collaborative Demand Manager, Inventory Planner, Inventory Analyzer, Supply Planner (full optimization), Replenishment Planner, S&OP Central, and Finite Scheduler. Arkieva is used in some of the world’s largest corporations, including Driscoll’s, Sunsweet Growers, Gates, AkzoNobel, Linde, Owens Corning, Momentive, Continental Foods, SPI Pharma, Cytec, CF Industries, Linxens, Cardone, Federal-Mogul, Wonderful brands, Ontex, Southern Champion Tray, Advanced Drainage Systems, Lush.