News: Aluar improves planning and optimization capabilities with Quintiq partnership extension
June 1, 2017 - Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand and global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced the extension of its partnership with Aluar Aluminio Argentino S.A.I.C. (Aluar) to further improve the aluminum producer’s planning and optimization capabilities.
Camilo Gaviria, Director of Quintiq Latin America (center), with (from left) Pablo Widmer, Ivone Jacobsen, Gabriel Perez Villamil and Diego Marsicano of Aluar Aluminio Argentino S.A.I.C
Quintiq’s optimization technology has been at the core of Aluar’s operations since 2007. In January 2016, Quintiq established its Latin America headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil to better serve its customers in Latin America. This development, coupled with an already positive and stable relationship between the two companies, became the catalyst for Aluar’s decision to extend its partnership with Quintiq.
Today, Aluar is using Quintiq to plan across all time horizons, including tactical planning in sales and operations planning, capacity planning and master production scheduling, and detailed production scheduling.
“The advantages of Quintiq were clear to us from the start,” said Gabriel Perez Villamil, Aluar’s IT Director. “In 2007, we worked with the Quintiq team from the Netherlands to implement the solution. Now that Quintiq has expanded into Latin America, we are being served by a local team. This enables us to collaborate with even more ease.”
“Having a Latin America headquarters gives Quintiq many advantages, including a deeper understanding of the business climate and culture of our customers in this region,” said Camilo Gaviria, Director of Quintiq Latin America. “We want to empower Latin American companies like Aluar to excel in planning and increase their efficiency, productivity and profit potential. Our local presence will allow us to do just that by giving our customers the best service possible.”
About Aluar Aluar is the only primary aluminum producer in Argentina. With a production capacity of 460,000 tons, Aluar exports 70% of its output around the globe. For more information, visit aluar.com.ar.
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.