The Arkieva Demand Planner implementation at Samsonite India creates a one-plan demand planning system for improved collaboration, analytics, and proactive planning.

WILMINGTON, DE – January 01, 2020 – Arkieva, a leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling software tools for manufacturing companies, today announced that Samsonite South Asia Private Limited, Indian subsidiary of Samsonite group has selected the Arkieva Supply Chain Planning Software Suite to create an enhanced demand planning process.

Samsonite group is the worldwide leader in superior travel bags, luggage, and accessories. Samsonite combines notable style with the latest design technology and attention to quality and durability to create topnotch travel products.

Samsonite India implemented and launched the Arkieva Demand Planner solution for Samsonite India after running a pilot program with Arkieva.

“We needed an advanced planning tool to help improve our planning process with access to real-time analytics, better collaboration, and alerts,” said Jai Krishnan (J.K.), Chief Executive Officer of Samsonite India. “Since Arkieva has already provided sustained benefits through the proof-of-concept phase, we are confident that the solution will be beneficial to our business,” J.K. added.

“We are thrilled to be working with Samsonite on this project. Samsonite has a more than 100-year old heritage as a leader in the luggage industry. The Arkieva Demand Planner provides an integrated system that empowers users with access to meaningful, easy-to-understand information for better decision-making and collaboration throughout the supply chain,” said Ashith Hegde, Managing Director, Arkieva Asia.

About Samsonite

Samsonite International S.A. (“Samsonite”, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “the Group”), is the world’s largest travel luggage company, with a heritage dating back over 100 years and its products are sold in over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe, and Latin America. Samsonite South Asia Private Limited (“Samsonite India”) is a subsidiary of Samsonite International SA, which is engaged in selling products through wholesale & distribution channels as well as retail through franchisee stores in India. Samsonite’s market-leading position results from its strong international brand presence, its significant scale, its sizeable investment on advertising and product innovation, its global distribution and sourcing ability, and its market-leading, high-quality products.

About Arkieva Supply Chain Software

Arkieva (www.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.

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 Sunsweet Growers, Wonderful brands, Neuhaus, LUSH Cosmetics, Duvel, and Grande Cheese.