Company Overview: Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) is a worldwide manufacturer of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care.

Industry: Chemical

Revenue: €5 billion ~ USD 6 billion

Business Units

  • Ethylene and Sulfur Derivatives
  • Industrial Chemicals
  • Polymer Chemicals
  • Pulp & Performance Chemicals
  • Surface Chemistry

“The Arkieva solutions together with the competencies of the Arkieva consultants have provided us the possibility to implement a strong toolset for our tactical planning without having our process definitions dictated by a system vendor. Arkieva has provided a good standard platform which we together have designed to fit our needs.”

Jo Shepherd, VP Supply Chain Specialty Chemicals, Nouryon


  • Achieve a harmonized S&OP process with cross-functional team collaboration among Demand Planners, Business Managers, Financial Controllers, Supply Chain Managers, Management and other Stakeholders
  • Create one Global planning system across all business units and regions
  • Implement a collaborative planning environment for planners to easily share ideas and strategies

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

Arkieva One-Plan S&OP Solution Results:

    • Harmonized S&OP process across all Nouryon Business units using the Arkieva One-Plan S&OP Software suite
    • Enhanced communication among cross-functional teams via the Arkieva Collaboration platform
    • Integrated financial planning system used by Controllers and Financial Analysts to create and manage budgets
    • Event-based triggers to alert planners and key stakeholders of possible disruptions across the Supply chain
    • Inventory visibility and tracking for key inventory metrics including, Days of Coverage, Excess and Slow-moving stock (age) analysis