News: Czech Post reports significant delivery route optimization with Quintiq software
December 4, 2013 - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), today announced its logistics software has led to Czech Post seeing significant route optimization in its daily operations.
Quintiq’s software platform was configured to enable Czech Post to optimize its parcel delivery services. The software was implemented ahead of schedule with strong support from T-Systems Czech Republic, a longtime Quintiq partner. To date, the application has enabled Czech Post to decrease total driven distance by over 9%, exceeding its initial goal.
Czech Post is the largest postal and express delivery services operator in the Czech Republic, processing 7.18 million consignments per day – the equivalent of 444 tons – that are transported by its fleet of 5,000 vehicles. In addition, it delivers more than 200,000 parcels per day that are transported by 2,000 vehicles.
Together with T-Systems, Quintiq configured a task-planning platform that is tailored to Czech Post’s business requirements and IT environment. The solution has enabled Czech Post to strengthen its position in the e-commerce sector, offer new products and improve customer service.
“Czech Post is facing increasing costs, competition, parcel volumes and deregulation. For these reasons, we needed a solution that would help to improve efficiency and reduce costs,” said Petr Semerád, logistics network development manager of Czech Post.
“The Quintiq solution perfectly conforms to our business processes and is seamlessly integrated into our IT environment. Using the new application, we have seen savings – this has been proven by independent measurement of the daily operations at our depots.”
“Czech Post is a stable, well performing postal organization and an important customer of T-Systems. Quintiq is a constant, long-term partner, exactly the kind we need for a project like Czech Post. Together we’ve exceeded the goals of Czech Post and Quintiq’s software flexibility will protect their investment well into the future,” said Michal Kolář, project manager of T-Systems Czech Republic.
“Quintiq’s presence in the postal and express delivery services industry is growing rapidly as we continue to help parcel carriers meet evolving demand with our 100%-fit SCP&O solutions,” said Arjen Heeres, chief operating officer of Quintiq. “Quintiq’s platform enabled Czech Post to improve parcel delivery performance and strengthen its competitive offering in the growing e-commerce sector.”
About Czech Post (Česká pošta)
Czech Post delivers letters and packages reaching every part of the world. It also provides financial services to its clients. There are currently more than 3,300 post offices across the Czech Republic. www.ceskaposta.cz/en
About T-Systems Czech Republic
T-Systems Czech Republic offers network-based ICT solutions and services for systems integration, implementation and operation of ICT systems. The company focuses in particular on corporate clients, specifically on multi-national corporations with global reach, and plants of local importance and public administration. T-Systems belongs to Deutsche Telekom Group.
Services provided by T-Systems to its clients include optimization of processes, quality improvement and reduction of costs relating to the area of internal ICT systems. The aforementioned provides the customers with higher flexibility and ability to focus on the main area of their business activity. Information on the company and its services is available on the following website: www.t-systems.com
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.