News: Incitec Pivot Fertilisers to optimize planning and production with Quintiq

June 16, 2015 - Quintiq announced today that Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) selected Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) solutions, to optimize its planning and production processes for implementation into the Incitec Pivot Fertilisers (IPF) division.

IPL, a global manufacturer of explosive chemicals and fertilisers, is Australia's largest supplier of fertilisers, dispatching around 2 million tonnes each year for use in the grain, cotton, pasture, dairy, sugar, and horticulture industries. Intending to replace a legacy distribution requirements planning (DRP) solution, IPF sought a solution that would support continued progress towards integrated business planning (IBP). Quintiq will offer IPF the ability to evaluate complex scenarios and to use what-if planning to test the viability of network and supply chain options.

Don Briggs, VP Global Supply Chain at IPL, said: “The successful implementation of this project will see the Fertilisers Business transform its planning capability. We look forward to working closely with the Quintiq Team to deliver the projects objectives.”

Paul Shepherd, Quintiq ANZ Business Unit Director, said: “Our partnership with Incitec Pivot Limited is yet another example of how Quintiq is helping organizations within the manufacturing industry become even more successful in a competitive environment. Our unique software solution and in-depth understanding of the industry will underpin Incitec Pivot’s planning decisions and enable them to move towards optimized production and high standards of customer service and satisfaction.”

About Incitec Pivot
Incitec Pivot Ltd is an ASX listed international company that manufactures, markets and distributes a range of industrial chemicals, fertilisers and explosives. Incitec Pivot Fertilisers is a key supplier of Australia's soil health and nutrition needs, helping farmers maximise productivity to remain competitive in global markets. We partner with local distributors to provide farmers with an extensive distribution capability, exceptional customer service, innovative and high quality fertilisers and agronomic services.

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.