Company focus now entirely on the development and delivery of its advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software for global manufacturers
WILMINGTON, DEL – October 17, 2011 – Supply Chain Consultants, developer of the Zemeter suite of products for supply chain planning, announced today that it is now Arkieva™. The name change refers to the company and its supply chain planning software solutions and becomes effective immediately.
“SCC was founded on technical competence in supply chain planning,” said Harpal Singh, CEO and co-founder of Arkieva. “While our software has always been a large part of our business, it is now all we do, and our new corporate identity reflects that.”
Arkieva has rapidly become a standard in software tools for advanced planning and scheduling (APS) in a variety of industries including foods, chemicals, industrial fabrics and fibers, glass, and semi-conductors. In 2011, revenue from Arkieva software sales was up more than 20% from 2010, driven by new client additions and revenues from strategic partners. Arkieva tools are used by industry majors across the globe including AkzoNobel, INEOS, Sunsweet Growers, Momentive, INVISTA, ANADIGICS, and others. Arkieva solutions support planning teams in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
In 2001, Arkieva introduced its own suite of supply chain software solutions under the brand name Zemeter, offering a fully integrated suite of planning tools in a Microsoft-centric solution. Early company revenues were a mix of OEM software fees, integration fees, and consulting revenues. In 2009, however, revenues were entirely based on software sales and support. Since its founding, Arkieva’s business has always been directed at effective Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) including demand management, inventory management, supply planning, and plant scheduling.
“The name Arkieva reflects what our customers say they value most about our software,” continues Singh. “That it helps them achieve their goal of using the supply chain to create competitive advantage.”
In 2010, the company released its third generation of planning software with the release of the latest version of the Arkieva Finite Scheduler.
In response to the growing requirements of Arkieva’s software customers, new management appointments have been made to support software implementation, optimization, and product development. “We are also adding to our development team and bringing in new talent to strengthen our competitive position,” added Singh.
Arkieva tools have strong out-of-the-box planning functionality and also easily configure to fit the unique planning needs of the customers that use them.
Arkieva advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software solutions enable our clients to more profitably plan demand, manage inventories, optimize supply, and schedule production. Since 1993, Arkieva tools have been used in more than 200 unique applications, supporting collaborative planning teams in North America, Europe, and in Asia.
Arkieva tools fully support a company’s S&OP needs and are currently used by manufacturers in multi-user, cross-functional environments. Polymers, chemicals, semiconductors, glass, dried fruit – Arkieva clients are diverse, yet share a common need for a robust, scalable solution that fits their people, processes, and IT environments. With headquarters in Wilmington, Del., and European operations in Antwerp, Belgium, Arkieva is positioned to support organizations across the globe. For more, visit: arkieva.com.