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1 Supply chain software that fits your people, your processes, and your IT environment.

2 Using Arkieva, Momentive has significantly reduced inventory, increased margins, and improved on-time deliveries. Paul Johnson, Vice President Global Supply Chain Plan Process, Momentive Maximize Supply Chain Responsiveness and Profitability There s an imbalance in your company. One that reduces productivity. Degrades customer service. Shrinks bottom-line profitability. It stands in the way of your ability to efficiently schedule operations and execute meaningful available-to-promise programs. It s the imbalance between supply and demand. This challenge is multi-faceted. Addressing it successfully requires a software solution capable of balancing strength and scalability with usability. Arkieva advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software solutions have been successfully adopted and sustained by our customers in North America, Europe, and Asia to more profitably plan demand, manage inventories, optimize supply and schedule production. Delivering Real Bottom-Line Value In case after case, Arkieva software has delivered measurable results to customers. Existing Arkieva customers have reported: 35% reduction in finished inventory 2-4% reduction in total variable cost 35-50% improvement in forecast accuracy 15% increase in plant utilization 10% increase in perfect order fill rate

3 In the supply chain management marketplace, Arkieva stands out from peer planning systems in four key respects: Configurable: Arkieva s architecture has been designed to easily incorporate business rules unique to your supply chain in the planning application. Fully Integrated: Arkieva tools have been developed by our team, from scratch, as an integrated decision support framework. Collaborative: Arkieva solutions are highly collaborative, allowing users across business functions to contribute and be committed to the same plan. 100% Microsoft: Arkieva software is built around the Microsoft paradigm and integration with desktop tools like Excel is seamless. The strength to handle the most challenging planning environments in a tool no more complex to use than Microsoft Excel. This balance of strength and user-friendliness means that Arkieva products are used over time and our clients don t backslide into planning with spreadsheets. User Interface Layer: A multi-user, role-based system. Role-based access to Arkieva features and functions. Composed of standard Arkieva software components (100% Microsoft) that are not affected if and when Configuration Layer changes are made. Configuration Layer: Represent unique planning aspects of a business. Planning nuances are modeled here such as demand segmentation rules, or penalties for inventory and/or changeover costs. Limits configuration to the database, resulting in a tool which can adapt over time without impacting the end-user or requiring additional integration work. Arkieva architecture eases integration, adoption, and use. Arkieva s unique architecture separates components for extracting data, organizing this data, and providing planning and scheduling features to planners. Business rules unique to a company are modeled in the Configuration Layer of the database, without affecting the source data, basic planning features, or changing the user interface (UI). The result is a planning tool that fits your people, your processes, and your IT environment. Arkieva Standard Planning Layer: Out-of-the-box planning solution. Preconfigured data set and software features that support all planning functionality across demand, inventory, and supply planning. Attribute Based Planning enables addition of all attributes meaningful to users, and Dynamic Reporting Hierarchies allow individual users to view information in a way that makes sense to them. Integration Layer: Simple design built for many-to-one relationship. Configured for multiple systems (inputs). Changes to source systems (ERP upgrade or wholesale replacement) require very little rework at the Integration Layer.

4 Collaborative Demand Planner A highly collaborative demand planning application which allows distributed teams to focus on one shared plan for the company. Planners can easily compare the inputs from multiple collaborators and freeze plans for later metrics calculations and continuous improvement efforts. While intuitive, the tool is also robust, having been used by as many as 100 users in a single planning team across sales, marketing, and operations. Replenishment Planner A simulation-based engine to plan production and replenishment to satisfy demand and inventory targets across a distribution network, based on rules that define your supply chain and corporate priorities. The Replenishment Planner also facilitates raw material planning and sourcing decisions with built in MRP capability and allows you to prioritize customers or distribution channels when supply is severely constrained. Arkieva software tools are an integrated solution set that fully supports an organization s Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) needs. Inventory Planner The Arkieva Inventory Planner provides a current snapshot of inventory health and highlights imbalances across a network. With Arkieva, you can easily see trends developing and anticipate problems before they get out of hand. Questions about safety stock needs and inventory positioning can now be based on today s inventory investments relative to demand in real time and at detailed levels. Supply Planner A true optimization solution balancing the resources, constraints and costs of supply to meet demand. It considers material requirements (including manpower), capacity utilization, trans-shipment possibilities, and other constraints and cost trade-offs in deciding when and where products should be produced. It allows what if? analysis along many dimensions, organizing production, inventory and distribution resources to meet demand at the highest profit and lowest cost globally. S&OP Executive-level reporting that is preconfigured for an S&OP process for sales, operations, and finance business users. Arkieva S&OP collects and integrates all the data needed for S&OP meetings and pre-meetings (demand planning and supply/demand balancing). Both tables and graphs are available to show S&OP level aggregations and as much detail as desired. Finite Scheduler The Arkieva Finite Scheduler was designed from the ground up to support the needs of the modern supply chain. A scheduler can immediately see the impact of a decision on the shop floor and shipment schedule. Scheduling and distribution functions are integrated in the tool, making the entire production-distribution chain visible to the end user. By encoding rates, changeover times, multi-level BOMs, routings, and capacity constraints, a good schedule can be created almost immediately. Available-to-Promise (ATP) No more blind promising of orders without knowing whether product will be available. Arkieva ATP provides all the information necessary to present customers alternatives in time, shipping locations, or substitute products when necessary.

5 With Arkieva, we spend a lot less time maintaining the system and a lot more time using it. Harold Upton, Vice President, Sunsweet Growers

6 Frequently Asked Questions Can Arkieva work with my existing systems (including ERP)? Yes. Arkieva tools are built entirely from Microsoft components and use standard interface and connectivity tools to collect source data, organize it, and make it available to end users. Arkieva tools are modular and can be implemented individually Manufacturers select Arkieva software and expertise to manage the complexities and nuances of their supply chain. A Trusted Partner Founded in 1993, Arkieva has consistently provided software tools to support effective supply chain management. In hundreds of applications, Arkieva has established a tradition of expertise, professionalism, and a mission to consistently exceed customer expectations. Global 1000 companies use Arkieva tools to support the needs of their supply chain teams in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. We strive for long-term relationships and measure the success of our software by the longevity of use by our customers. or as an integrated planning suite. As a result, we have clients that use Arkieva software as an end-to-end planning solution, while others strengthen their existing supply chain tools with a single feature set, such as inventory optimization. What makes Arkieva different from other best-of-breed planning solutions? The single largest differentiator of our toolset is that it has been designed to easily represent the nuances that define competitive advantage in your supply chain. These nuances are rarely major, but are critical to users continuing with the solution and not backsliding into planning with spreadsheets.

7 Why not use the planning tools embedded in my ERP? The answer comes down to the complexity of your supply chain. For very simple supply chains (e.g., machines and even entire plants are dedicated to a single product), embedded ERP features and spreadsheets will work fine. When a company shares An Arkieva consultant can help identify the benefits of advanced planning to your company simply call us for assistance. When is the right time to begin an advanced planning project? In almost 20 years of providing advanced supply chain solutions, we ve learned that it is resources across manufacturing facilities, sources material across regions, or regularly needs to re-plan throughout the month, rigid functionality and spreadsheets break down. Can Arkieva support our global business? Yes. Most Arkieva clients have operations in more than one global region, and our company revenues are divided across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. How do we demonstrate the ROI of an advanced planning investment? All companies are carefully measuring the return from any investment of time and organizational resources in today s economy. rarely a matter of when but how. Major big-bang approaches to these tools rarely result in software that is successfully adopted. Though it s necessary to have a defined endstate, an incremental approach focused on one critical supply chain problem (inventories or customer fill rates, for example) is the best way to begin. Specific, focused efforts that drive measurable financial return are less disruptive, build momentum, and advance organizational competence in supply chain management over time.

8 For full details and a no-obligation discussion on how Arkieva tools can deliver measurable results to your organization, please call or visit NA (USA): EU (Belgium): AP (India):

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