Company Overview : Sunsweet Growers, the world’s largest producer of dried fruit, was looking for ways to drive down inventory costs, improve order lead time, and reduce transportation costs.

Food Processing


  • Limited raw material availability
  • Highly seasonal demand
  • Relatively low margins
  • Spreadsheet based tools

Solutions: Fully integrated Arkieva One-Plan S&OP Solution


  • 15 to 20% increase in forecasting accuracy
  • Reduction in overtime from 25% to 8% in production facilities
  • 30% reduction in finished-goods spoilage
  • Number of warehouses in the United States reduced from 28 to 8
  • A transportation cost-per-unit that remained static for two years despite increased utilization of costly refrigerated transport and rising fuel costs


“Arkieva is beneficial even for fresh product if you have production variation and some storage time. This is the next wave of supply chain management.”

Harold Upton, Vice President of Strategic Business Processes, Sunsweet