News: Flinders Port Holdings invests in Quintiq workforce planning technology

South Australia’s leading port operator to enhance employee and customer satisfaction through innovative resource planning process.

Flinders Port Holdings invests in Quintiq workforce planning technology > Port > Dassault Systèmes®

June 2, 2016 - Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and global leader in workforce planning and management systems (SCP&O), has been chosen by Flinders Port Holdings, one of Australia’s leading ports, logistics and container terminal operators, to improve workforce planning efficiencies. The Quintiq solution will accelerate Flinders Port Holdings’ journey of growth and transformation.

The Quintiq solution provides Flinders Port Holdings with dynamic planning and scheduling capabilities and mobility across all its operations and employees – allowing the company to improve the level of utilization of its workforce and hence better respond to customer demands and service requirements.

With the Quintiq workforce solution in place, Flinders Port Holdings is able to better manage employee schedules, taking into account employees’ leave and shift preferences, enterprise agreements, qualifications and licenses. The Quintiq system supports dynamic demand-based planning by forecasting demand accurately and then assigning activities to employees. Flinders Port Holdings’ employees and their managers will now have visibility of what days and shifts are available, as well as being able to plan in real time and make ad hoc changes online and on mobile. The Quintiq solution will be integrated with Flinders Port Holdings’ new HR and payroll system, Frontier Software’s Chris21. The integration reduces administration costs and provides a more accurate overview of resources and workload. During implementation, Quintiq solution's project management reporting features will allow for tracking of the project progress in real time. These capabilities will help drive efficiency and productivity.

“We are delighted to partner with Flinders Port Holdings on this business transformation project as part of their long term strategic plan. The port plays a critical role in the South Australia’s economy, as evidenced by significant investment in assets and infrastructure, which will be complemented by Quintiq technology” said Paul Shepherd, Vice President Australia and New Zealand, Quintiq.

“After evaluating several solutions, we identified Quintiq as the partner with proven capability to help solve our workforce planning challenges, provide employees with a fully integrated human resource management solution and provide the long-term platform upon which the Flinders Port Holdings group of companies can deliver improved services to customers” said Vincent Tremaine, Chief Executive Officer, Flinders Port Holdings.

About Flinders Port Holdings
Flinders Port Holdings Pty Ltd is the holding company for the group’s ports, logistics and container terminal businesses. The privately owned port and logistics services group is based in Port Adelaide, the seaport suburb of South Australia’s state capital, Adelaide. Flinders Port Holdings employs over 600 staff and is the parent company of: Flinders Ports, which owns and operates seven South Australian Ports, Flinders Logistics, an innovative logistics company and stevedore and Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, the only container terminal facility in South Australia. As a ports and logistics group, Flinders Port Holdings is constantly striving to meet clients’ needs by offering high quality port, logistics and marine services that surpass environmental and safety standards.
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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.