Advanced Planning Software from Arkieva Helps Reduce Inventories, Manage Shipments and What-If Scenarios
WILMINGTON, DEL. – June 28, 2010 – Arkieva (arkieva.com), designer and supplier of the Arkieva suite of supply chain management (SCM) software products, announced today that INVISTA Apparel, part of one of the world’s largest integrated fibers and polymers businesses, has selected the Arkieva Demand Planner to manage the overall accuracy and financial health of its supply chain.
As a leading, integrated producer and marketer of premium fibers and fabrics, INVISTA Apparel maintains a manufacturing or marketing presence in every major region of the world. The company’s brand portfolio includes LYCRA® fiber and COOLMAX® fabric, and its market segments include ready-to-wear denim and sweaters, intimate apparel, swimwear, active wear and leg wear.
“We needed a demand planning tool that creates a detailed and reliable plan that takes into account the wide variety of variables that can impact our day-to-day decision making,” said David M. Weber, Americas Supply Chain Leader for Nylon Apparel and Specialty Polyester for INVISTA Apparel. “We are implementing Arkieva to help ensure that sales, marketing, and operations are all working with exactly the same information and focused on the same business goals.”
The Arkieva Demand Planner helps manufacturers profitably and quickly react to market shifts, supply disruptions, and special events. Arkieva is a sophisticated tool for “what-if” scenario analysis across demand, sourcing patterns, capacity, and distribution. It is integrated with INVISTA’s SAP ERP system, and we expect its implementation to be non-disruptive to planning teams with little time to spare.
“We needed an advanced planning tool, but we had to be practical,” continued Weber. “Since Arkieva is already in use in two of our businesses and providing sustained benefits, we’re confident that implementation will be quick and we will gain similar benefits from its use.”
INVISTA Apparel is the third INVISTA business to adopt Arkieva to support its manufacturing supply chain organization.
“We are very excited and pleased that a third INVISTA business has decided that Arkieva is the right choice for their supply chain,” said Sujit Singh, Supply Chain Consultants’ chief operating officer. “INVISTA’s marketplace has both the complexity and variability that Arkieva was designed to manage.”
INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a business presence in over 20 countries, INVISTA’s global businesses deliver exceptional value for their customers through technology innovations, market insights and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including: ADI-PURE®, ANTRON®, AVORA®, C12™, COMFOREL®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, CORFREE®, DACRON®, DBE®, DYTEK®, FRESHFX®, LYCRA®, PERFORMA™, POLARGUARD®, POLYSHIELD®, POLYCLEAR®, SOLARMAX®, STAINMASTER®, SUPPLEX®, SUPRIVA™, TACTEL®, TACTESSE®, TERATE®, TERATHANE® and THERMOLITE®. For more information, visit www.INVISTA.com.
Arkieva, founded in 1993, is the developer of the Arkieva software solutions for manufacturing supply chain management. With headquarters in Wilmington, Del., 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 Hexion, Terra Industries, Sunsweet Growers, ANADIGICS, INEOS and AkzoNobel use Arkieva software solutions. For more information, see arkieva.com.