Linde completes implementation of the Arkieva supply chain planner in North America
The World’s Largest Gases and Engineering Company Selects Arkieva to Manage Distribution, Energy Procurement, and Plant Production
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, USA – April 9, 2014 – Arkieva (arkieva.com), the designer and provider of the Arkieva suite of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software tools for manufacturing companies, announced today the successful implementation of its software solution for The Linde Group’s North American operations. Arkieva Supply Planner will support all of Linde’s (FWB: LN) global supply chain operations.
The Linde Group, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is a world leader in the international gases market and offers a wide range of compressed and liquefied gases and chemicals used in a huge variety of industries. Products from Linde are used in the energy sector, steel production, chemical processing, environmental protection, as well as in food processing, glass production, and electronics. The company is also a leading global player in the development of environmentally friendly hydrogen technology.
“Prior to implementing Arkieva software we were using disparate models that would optimize one part of the supply chain, but not another,” said Robert Brown, head-supply chain planning at Linde North America.
“We really appreciated the ability of Arkieva when we were able to create a model that brings together three major components of our operations: production, energy cost, and distribution,” added Brown.
Arkieva Supply Planner gathers data from five unique sources to manage costs and keep supply aligned with corporate objectives in the face of rapid change. The ability to quickly create profit-driven supply scenarios for contingency planning in a sandbox environment is a key feature of the Arkieva Supply Planner.
“We are very excited to have an industry leader like Linde place their confidence in both Arkieva’s solution and our global deployment resources,” said Sujit Singh, chief operating officer of Arkieva.
About The Linde Group
In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.655 bn, making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com
Arkieva, founded in 1993, is the developer of Arkieva software solutions for global manufacturing supply chains. With headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, European operations in Antwerp, Belgium, and Asian headquarters in Mangalore, India, 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, INEOS, Akzo Nobel, and ANADIGICS use Arkieva (formerly known as Zemeter) solutions. For more information, please visit arkieva.com.