News: Xstrata Coal NSW Selects Quintiq to Enhance Product Planning and Scheduling

February 29, 2012 - Xstrata Coal NSW has chosen Quintiq to provide a purpose-built APS solution to enhance the planning and scheduling of its production process, in view of expected volume growth. Quintiq, a leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) and Logistics Optimization solutions, today announced the deal, which followed an extensive selection and evaluation process.

Phil Moore, Group Manager Blending & Logistics of Xstrata Coal NSW said, "We considered the solution and Quintiq team as the best suited to meet our current and long term requirements. We are looking forward to working with Quintiq on this project."

Paul Shepherd, Director of Quintiq Australia and New Zealand, said, "Quintiq has built its reputation on solving the most difficult supply chain problems. We are excited about working with the progressive team at Xstrata Coal NSW and enhancing their planning and scheduling processes in a complex and dynamic supply chain."

About Xstrata Coal 

Xstrata Coal is the world's largest exporter of thermal coal and the fifth largest producer of hard coking coal, producing both premium quality hard coking coal and semi-soft coal. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Xstrata Coal has interests in over 30 operating coal mines throughout Australia, South Africa and Colombia. Thermal coal is used in power generation, while coking coal is used mainly in the production of steel and other industrial applications.

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.