News: Quintiq and Alunorf co-host planning and optimization seminar for metals and manufacturing industries

May 15, 2013 - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), co-hosted a one-day seminar with Alunorf, the world's largest aluminum rolling and casting plant to provide insights into how metals and manufacturing companies solve the pertinent planning challenges facing their businesses. Held at Alunorf's facility in Dusseldorf, Germany, the seminar demonstrated how Alunorf's relationship with Quintiq has optimized its planning procedures and enabled the company to meet its business goals.

Almost 20 attendees from 12 leading metals and manufacturing companies from Germany and Austria, including V & M Deutschland GmbH, Tribotecc GmbH, apt Hiller GmbH, Klöckner Pentaplast GmbH and Buderus Edelstahl GmbH, participated in a discussion with Alunorf on their planning approach, and took part in a roundtable conversation with Francois Eijgelshoven, Vice President of EMEA, Quintiq. During lunch, attendees participated in an interactive planning challenge which provided them with an opportunity to solve planning problems and network with peers.

Throughout the seminar, attendees were encouraged to ask questions and learn more about how Alunorf and Quintiq work together to solve production planning puzzles. Over the last 14 years, Alunorf has implemented several Quintiq applications to optimize its entire supply chain, including production scheduling and integrated company planning solutions. Through Quintiq, Alunorf has reduced stock by 33%, increased output by 44% and improved delivery performance from 40% to 90%.

"The Alunorf-Quintiq Seminar provided best practices for achieving optimized planning in a live surrounding at the world's largest aluminum rolling and melting plant, and we were delighted to have such a large array of prominent attendees," said Francois Eijgelshoven, Vice President of EMEA, Quintiq. "As our sales momentum and demand for our Metals expertise and 100%-fit solutions continues to escalate around the world, being on-location at Alunorf provided us with a great opportunity to showcase what can be achieved with SCP&O solutions."


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.