News: Quintiq increases presence in Western Australia
Advanced Planning and Scheduling solutions to optimise natural resources market
October 31, 2012 - Quintiq, a leading global provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions, has increased its presence in Western Australia to address the state's natural resources market growth. In view of this, the software company has relocated to a larger office in Perth to support an expanding Australian team.
The new office -- at Central Park, St Georges Terrace -- joins 11 other Quintiq offices in ten countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.
Paul Shepherd, Director of Quintiq Australia, stated: "Quintiq Australia has expanded its Perth office to ensure the success of our projects within Western Australia's natural resources sector." He added: "Having established a client base in the west, we are now further dedicating resources and developing local talent to provide the best level of support possible."
The Perth office is equipped to deliver end-to-end projects from sales through to post implementation support. The team has access to industry experts from Quintiq offices worldwide, including the company's Global Development Centre (GDC) in Malaysia. The GDC shares Perth's time zone and employs over 200 technical and support staff to enable the deployment of on-scope, on-budget and on-time solutions to its customers.
Originally established by Managing Consultant, Dean Tsou, in January this year, the Perth office has seen growth in its pre-sales, implementation and support teams. Dean has over ten years of experience in delivering supply chain and operational planning consulting projects to both the private and public sectors.
Joining the Perth team is Business Development Manager, Michael Stockbridge. Michael has eight years of experience working in the natural resources sector across Australia and Southeast Asia, with a career focused on the successful sale and deployment of efficiency and optimization technology solutions. Among the high profile companies he has worked with are BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.
Quintiq's first Australian office was established in January 2008 in Melbourne. Since then, the Quintiq team has grown rapidly with the acquisition and support of major clients in a broad range of industries, such as Airservices Australia, Anglo American, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT), Royal Flying Doctors Service, and Xstrata Coal. Over the last year the number of staff has grown by over 100% with personnel based in Brisbane and Sydney.
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.