WILMINGTON, DE – March 9, 2015 – 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 clients, Michael Morris, global supply chain process leader at Owens Corning, has been recognized as a 2015 Practitioner Pro To Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

“Supply Chain is increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator for leading small, medium and large enterprises, and Supply Chain leaders have become crucial to the success of the enterprise in meeting the challenges of what truthfully has been called a turbulent economy,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Our Pros to Know listing highlights many of these outstanding executives and their accomplishments, and it offers a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage Supply Chain for competitive advantage.”

Morris was nominated for his determination to implement a sustainable processes and encourage collaboration. His initiatives have resulted in a reduced turnaround time for global planning changes from weeks to days which significantly increased the ability to react to sudden changes in the market.

“In an environment of continuous growth and increasing complexity, Michael succeeded to create a more mature platform that has enabled the company to generate a plan much faster and work much more efficiently,” said Sujit Singh, chief operating officer of Arkieva. “He stresses the importance of teamwork within Owens Corning and efforts such as these are what we like to celebrate among our clients.”

Morris has held various positions within Owens Corning, with experience in various financial leadership roles within both manufacturing and corporate environments. Michael holds a BS degree in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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 Supply Chain Software

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 ANADIGICS, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Sunsweet Growers, and Cardone use Arkieva solutions. For more information, visit arkieva.com.

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