News: Agrifirm Feed chooses Quintiq for integrated production and logistics planning

August 7, 2014 - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that Agrifirm Feed, part of the Royal Agrifirm Group, has chosen its software solution to optimize production and logistics scheduling.

The Quintiq software will provide Agrifirm Feed planners with an integrated view of the entire supply chain. Previously, Agrifirm Feed planned production and logistics independently of each other. This meant that the planners faced limited access to parts of the planning process. As a result, planners had reduced visibility throughout the supply chain and limited understanding of the consequences of their planning decisions.

The Quintiq software solution will provide Agrifirm Feed with increased flexibility to quickly adapt to changes in both the production and logistics process. Different optimization parameters can be modified instantly, enabling Agrifirm Feed to quickly respond to new or unexpected scenarios.

Any changes made in the production plan are automatically carried through into the logistics plan and vice versa to show the consequences of changes in planning decisions. For example, if there is a delay in the production of a certain item, the system will automatically adjust the number of vehicles required to load the product, so that that they are not left standing idle.

“Quintiq has a deep understanding of the agricultural industry and the challenges that we face,” said Erik Hoogenboom, Manager Operations at Agrifirm Feed. “We were highly impressed by the solution Quintiq offered because it completely meets our logistics and production planning needs.”

“Agrifirm Feed will, for the first time, have a full view of its production and logistics planning, enabling the organization to transform its business and reap the benefits of increased efficiency,” said Arthur Torsy, vice president EMEA at Quintiq.

About Royal Agrifirm Group

Royal Agrifirm Group is a cooperative through which approximately 18,000 enterprising Dutch farmers and market gardeners pool their efforts. The cooperative supplies products and services for the livestock farming, arable farming and horticultural sectors. Royal Agrifirm Group's staff comprises 3,100 full-time employees. Its net revenue amounts to approximately €2.5 billion per year. Among the subsidiaries are Agrifirm Feed, Dutch supplier of quality feeds and numerous other products and services to entrepreneurs in the livestock sector in the Netherlands, Agrifirm Plant, aimed at farmers in the horticulture sectors, and the Nusience Group, the worlds’ most important partner for feed manufacturers. The cooperative's head office is in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

About Quintiq

Every business has its supply chain planning challenges. Some of those challenges are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those challenges with a supply chain planning & optimization software system. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Part of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), Quintiq has offices in the Netherlands, the USA and around the world.