Wilmington, DE – January 12, 2016 Arkieva (arkieva.com), the designer and provider of the Arkieva suite of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) software tools for manufacturing companies, announced today that ONTEX has selected the Arkieva supply chain software to manage the supply planning and S&OP process.

ONTEX is a leading global producer of disposable personal hygiene solutions for babies, women and adults. Headquartered in Erembodegem, Belgium, ONTEX employs over 5,500 people around the globe. Their high-performance, best-value products are distributed through leading retail partner brands, as well as under own brands, across several distribution channels, such as retail trade, care institutions and pharmacies. ONTEX is also Europe’s leading manufacturer of retailer branded hygienic disposable products.

As part of an ambitious supply chain improvement program, ONTEX envisioned an integrated software platform for supply planning and S&OP reporting that could replace a very labor intensive spreadsheet based process which limited the capability to perform value adding analysis.

“During the selection process we saw a strong fit between our functional requirements, the user friendliness of the Arkieva software and the pragmatic approach of the Solventure team,” said Noël Vranckx, Senior Supply Chain Manager at ONTEX. “The Arkieva SAP connector will also allow for an easy and efficient interface with our current SAP ERP environment.”

To further streamline and integrate the S&OP process ONTEX will be working with Solventure, Arkieva’s channel partner in Europe.

“We’re looking forward to working with Solventure”, says Philippe Agostini, Chief Procurement Officer at ONTEX. “The Arkieva S&OP software will allow ONTEX to better balance supply and demand, allowing us to support the continued profitable growth while further increasing the profitability of the company.”

 “We are very excited to have an industry leader like ONTEX place their confidence in Solventure and in the Arkieva tool,” said Sujit Singh, Chief Operating Officer at Arkieva. “We look forward to supporting ONTEX and the Solventure team in a step change in balancing service, cost and cash. We believe in our software and know it will greatly benefit ONTEX’s S&OP process become even more efficient with the guidance of Solventure throughout the integration progression.”

The Arkieva Supply Planning and S&OP tool will help ONTEX to quickly react to changing market conditions, supply disruptions, and special events.  Arkieva is a sophisticated tool for “what-if” scenario analysis across demand, sourcing patterns, capacity, and distribution.

About ONTEX

ONTEX is a leading global producer of disposable personal hygiene solutions for babies, women and adults. Their high-performance, best-value products are distributed through leading retail partner brands, as well as under our own brands, across several distribution channels, such as retail trade, care institutions and pharmacies. ONTEX is Europe’s leading manufacturer of retailer branded hygienic disposable products. From their steady flow of innovation and world-class manufacturing facilities with unmatched footprint in their regions, to their deep technological product expertise and knowledge of our markets, they maintain their focus on best-value and high-performance. They know that this is what partners and consumers expect, which is why partnering with ONTEX is the smart solution.

About Solventure

Solventure turns your supply chain into a competitive advantage and engages in long-term improvement projects. Solventure adds value by providing actionable insights through a unique combination of tools and expert resources. The Arkieva software selected and distributed by Solventure is user friendly, scalable, and proven in optimization and quantitative techniques. Solventure is Arkieva’s channel partner in Europe. For more information please visitwww.solventure.eu.

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 Datwyler, Linxens, Momentive and Sunsweet. Arkieva is recognized by Gartner Inc. in the first Magic Quadrant for Sales And Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation.