News: Quintiq chosen by VolkerRail for company-wide planning

May 16, 2013 - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) software, today announced that VolkerRail, a Dutch-based specialist railway infrastructure contractor, has chosen Quintiq for project and multi-resource planning across its operations.

Replacing a number of current planning systems, Quintiq will deliver to VolkerRail a single platform, configured to meet 100% of the company’s planning constraints. The solution offers VolkerRail a single platform to plan and schedule employees and machines for construction and maintenance activities. A single integrated, KPI-driven planning application will enable all VolkerRail departments to improve their long-term strategic planning efficiency, short-term capacity planning, and resource utilization of equipment and crew while realizing IT maintenance cost savings.

“VolkerRail is a visionary company founded on innovation. We are pleased to work with them on yet another innovative project to maximize the efficiency of their resources,” said Arjen Heeres, Chief Operating Officer of Quintiq. “With a single Quintiq planning application in place, VolkerRail will experience increased transparency throughout its decision chain, from long-term strategy all the way down to execution and revision management. This proves yet again that Quintiq is the company to turn to for complex supply chain and optimization puzzles.”

“Quintiq’s tailored solution is a cut above our current systems. It supports an integral planning process affecting all of our divisions – from project tender and work preparation units to planning departments of personnel and machines. The solution will enable better project management and more effective use of resources,” added Jan Vos, CEO of VolkerRail.


About VolkerRail

Owned by Netherlands-based VolkerWessels, VolkerRail specializes in railway construction and maintenance.


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.