Fordyce is joining the Arkieva team after a 36 year career with IBM, including being part of the team which developed and implemented the IBM Operational Framework for Supply Chain Planning – (OPS). The technical and business contribution of OPS was recognized by IBM with an Outstanding Innovation award and INFORMS in the Edelman Competition for Innovative Applications, setting a standard for industrial strength optimization.
He received similar recognition for one of the first real-time dispatch systems (LMS) developed which incorporated pioneering work in data science (AAAI-90). Both OPS and LMS remain in daily use today. In addition to his IBM work he has been an adjunct faculty member at
His expertise in industrial strength optimization, analytics and data science, semiconductor based packaged goods, and overall skills in planning and scheduling demand supply networks from health care to food will further strengthen Arkieva’s leadership in supply chain software and services. Additionally, his close relationships with experts in these areas at major universities on three continents will enable Arkieva to bring focused attention to challenges faced by both existing and future client engagements.
Fordyce is a frequent speaker and lecturer on a wide variety of advanced supply chain planning and forecasting subjects, and is an expert in the area of semiconductor supply chain management. He is widely published in a number of journals and has recently authored the book "The Semiconductor Supply Chain - Enterprise-Wide Planning Challenges".
“We are extremely pleased to have Ken join our team,” said
Fordyce is a 1976 graduate of
Arkieva, founded in 1993, is the developer of Arkieva software solutions for global manufacturing supply chains. Headquartered in
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