News: Impala to optimize Burnside Terminal supply chain

Quintiq selected for bulk terminal planning, scheduling and supply chain optimization

January 29, 2013 - Today Quintiq Inc. announced that Impala will utilize Quintiq's Port Scheduler software at their Burnside Terminal. Quintiq's software solution will enable Impala to maximize the throughput of their terminal, optimize the scheduling of barge, vessel, rail and unloading/loading resources, and improve supply chain visibility across their entire operation.

The implementation of the Quintiq system supports Impala's objective of transforming the Burnside Terminal facility in Ascension Parish, Louisiana - which was acquired by Impala in 2011 - into a state-of-the-art major bulk terminal for coal, bauxite and alumina.

"Optimizing our terminal operations with the assistance of Quintiq will help make Burnside Terminal an even more attractive place to conduct business," remarked Impala Burnside General Manager, Randy Comeaux.

The Quintiq Port Scheduler system will enable Impala to balance their demand and supply in order to optimize the use of the terminal resources and minimize demurrage costs. The solution will provide Impala Burnside Terminal with a Key Performance Indicator-driven planning process, which measures the quality of scheduling decisions, minimizes planning efforts, and enables rapid re-planning due to schedule disruptions. Impala identified all of these items as critical business drivers.


About Impala

Impala is a global warehousing and logistics company, specializing in the transportation and storage of metals, minerals, and coal. Impala's key clients are in the business of trading, mining, and/or processing non-ferrous concentrates, refined metals, iron ore, and coal. Impala's expertise in these sectors is world-class. More at


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.