A Practical Guide for Improving Sales and Operations Planning book coverA Practical Guide for Improving Sales and Operations Planning
Written by Harpal Singh, PhD and CEO of Arkieva

We at Arkieva understand that your time is valuable, and not everyone has the time to spend pouring over an overly technical book on how to improve your sales and operations planning. For this reason, Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh has written a five-step guide for everyone to be able to pick up and understand immediately, and to be given the knowledge to pass along the entire business processes.

 


 

Supply Chain Planning for the Process Industry
Supply Chain Planning for the Process Industry
Written by Harpal Singh, PhD and CEO of Arkieva

For the more advanced planner, Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh has composed a collection of papers highlighting some specific challenges that face the process industry. If you are responsible for the operational side of your business, you will definitely want to take a look.

 


 

The Semiconductor Supply Chain - Enterprise-Wide Planning Challenges book cover
The Semiconductor Supply Chain – Enterprise-Wide Planning Challenges
Written by Ken Fordyce, PhD and Solutions Director of Arkieva

As the world becomes smaller, businesses know planning globally is more important than ever before. Dr. Ken Fordyce outlines the global planning process between the factory, dispatch and coordination levels to help both academics and companies collaborate for better solutions for the S&OP process.

Other recent publications by Dr. Fordyce include:  “Incorporating Contractual Arrangements in Production Planning”, forthcoming in Computers & Operations Research; ‘The Illusion of Capacity” MASM 2012, and “The Ongoing Challenge for a Responsive Demand Supply Network:  the Final Frontier—Controlling the Factory,” chapter 3 in Decision Policies for Production Networks, Springer.

 


About the Authors 

HarpalSinghHarpal Singh is the Chief Executive Officer and architect of Arkieva’s technology vision. Through extensive global experience ranging from high-end business consulting to nuts-and-bolts software implementation, he has refined a process that enables seamless integration of supply chain strategy and tactics. He is recognized as a thought leader, teacher, writer, software designer and consultant for process change. In addition to years of industry and consulting experience, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses and run numerous executive management seminars. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University.

 

GE DIGITAL CAMERADr. Ken Fordyce is Arkieva’s Solutions Director and an expert in quantitative analysis without borders and semiconductor. He joined Arkieva after completing a 36-year career with IBM that included being part of the team which developed and implemented the IBM Operational Framework for Supply Chain Planning (OPS) whose business value and innovation was recognized by IBM and INFORMS with major awards. He received similar recognition for one of the first real-time dispatch systems (LMS) developed, which incorporated pioneering work in data science. In addition to this work, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University and active member of INFORMS and MASM. He holds a MS in Operations Research and a PhD in Administrative and Engineering Systems from Union Graduate College.