News: YRC Freight announces partnership with Quintiq

June 7, 2016 - Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that its planning software has been selected by YRC Freight to optimize the routing of shipments and scheduling of its city fleet.

YRC Freight is a leader in the United States less-than-truckload (LTL) freight delivery marketplace. Founded in 1924, the company has been pioneering new innovations in freight delivery for over 90 years. With 20,000 team members and more than 250 service centers across North America, YRC Freight serves as an important link in the supply chains of more than 250,000 customers by picking up and delivering freight where it needs to be, exactly when it needs to be there.

After launching a multi-vendor evaluation process to find a partner that could optimize routing and scheduling of pick-ups and deliveries, YRC Freight selected Quintiq. The Quintiq planning software was chosen for its powerful optimization technology, its excellent fit to YRC Freight’s dynamic routing and scheduling needs, and its ability to integrate with an existing mobile application that communicates with drivers.

With Quintiq’s software solution, YRC Freight’s employees will be able to route and schedule the 11 million shipments delivered each year. It will also support the dual network that provides customers with comprehensive options for standard, accelerated, and time-critical deliveries.

Melissa Tomlen, Senior Vice President of Performance and Accountability at YRC Freight, describes how the operational efficiencies gained from Quintiq’s software are expected to benefit customers: “We know that how we manage the pick-up and delivery function of our business is an important component of how customers experience our service. We are committed to continual improvement and innovation when it comes to this very important part of our process,” Tomlen said. “YRC Freight is a high-performing LTL provider and we are looking forward to having Quintiq as our long-term partner. We expect the scalability of Quintiq’s software to help improve our productivities today and well into the future.”

“Quintiq’s presence in the transportation industry is growing rapidly as we continue to help carriers meet evolving demand with our 100%-fit routing and scheduling optimization solutions,” said David Kenneson, General Manager of North America at Quintiq. “The Quintiq platform will enable YRC Freight to enhance its pick-up and delivery performance and strengthen its competitive offering.”

About YRC Freight
YRC Freight, a leading transporter of industrial, commercial and retail goods, specializes in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses. Based in Overland Park, Kansas, YRC Freight provides comprehensive North American coverage and offers a broad portfolio of LTL services to bring flexibility and reliability to customers' supply chains.

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.