News: VR Group selects Quintiq to optimize transportation services

October 16, 2013 - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that leading Finnish transport and logistics company VR Group will be deploying its software platform across its cargo and locomotive planning operations.

Quintiq, working in conjunction with its implementation partner Ab Ovo, will deploy its platform to optimize the scheduling and deployment of trains to increase freight traffic efficiency. In addition to optimizing cargo operations, VR Group will use Quintiq’s software to overhaul the planning processes that govern its locomotive operations.

“We wanted a proven industry solution that would grow with our business to maximize transport system efficiency and quality. After a comprehensive selection process, we chose Quintiq as it best matched our requirements.” said Rolf Jansson, senior vice president, logistics, VR Group Ltd.

"Quintiq is a preferred planning solution for the rail industry, helping companies cut costs on an operational level while improving punctuality. On a strategic level, Quintiq ensures organizational flexibility and the ability to easily adapt to organizational challenges. Every day we plan 150,000 rolling stock for large rail clients around the world,” said Arthur Torsy, VP of EMEA. "We are pleased to partner with VR Group to improve the efficiency and profitability of its business.”

About VR Group

VR Group is the leading transport, logistics and infrastructure engineering services company in Finland. Its passenger services include rail and coach services while its logistics division handles international logistics by rail and road. VR Group also specializes in rail track design, construction and maintenance services. While it operates largely in Finland, the Group is also active in Russia, Sweden and the Baltic countries.

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.