'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O)
platform, announced today that it will provide its optimization
platform to DB Schenker Rail AG, a leader in rail freight transport, to integrate its rail network
across Europe. Quintiq will work with IT consultants Ab Ovo and DB
Schenker Rail's in-house IT department to implement the platform,
increasing profitability as well as lowering costs and wastage.
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DB Schenker Rail operates one of the largest freight car and locomotive
fleets in Europe, with 5,300 freight trains running daily and covering
100 billion metric ton-kilometers annually. To manage the need for
large-scale efficiency improvement, Quintiq's platform will be deployed
across the organization to solve intricate rail freight planning
puzzles, including managing driver qualifications, processing traction
knowledge and ensuring locomotive and track restrictions are adhered
Included in the terms of the deal is the creation of a support center
for DB Schenker's Quintiq solution. The center will be set up by DB
Systel and staffed by DB Systel, Ab Ovo and Quintiq, which has agreed
to make available its certified consultants for the joint enterprise.
"We chose Quintiq because they are able to deliver solutions configured
to address all of our needs, empowering us to create a Europe-wide
integrated operations network while reducing costs and improving
customer service," said Oliver Barthel, chief information officer at DB
Schenker Rail GmbH. "DB Schenker Rail has used Quintiq for several
years across its Netherland, German and Danish networks, and have had
positive experiences and excellent results. We are excited to extend
our relationship with Quintiq for the duration of this project."
"We are proud to continue working with DB Schenker Rail, an industry
leader in transportation and logistics," said Arjen Heeres, chief
operations officer at Quintiq. "DB Schenker Rail's decision to partner
with Quintiq is affirmation of our company's expertise and ability to
deliver an integrated planning platform to support the world's largest
and most complex planning puzzles."
About DB Schenker Rail
DB Schenker Rail AG, the rail freight company of Deutsche Bahn, is the
leading provider in European rail freight transport with approximately
4.92 billion euros in revenues and 32,500 employees.
DB Schenker Rail has its own companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and
joint ventures operating in 15 countries in Europe. Thanks to its
international organization, DB Schenker Rail offers efficient transport
solutions in the block train, single car system and intermodal
segments. The Steel & Coal; Chemicals & Mineral Oil; Building
Materials, Industrial and Consumer Goods; Intermodal; and Automotive
Industry Segments are its core areas.
For more information on DB Schenker Rail, visit the company's website at
Every business has its supply chain planning puzzles. Some of those
puzzles are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve.
Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those puzzles using a
single supply chain planning & optimization software platform. Today,
approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq
software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production.
Quintiq has headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, and offices
around the world.
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