MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), has
announced that Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Pty Ltd (DBCT P/L) has upgraded its logistics and supply chain planning
software platform to Quintiq 5.0. DBCT P/L upgraded to the latest software following five successful
years using Quintiq 4.2, which was deployed when the company became
Quintiq's first Australian customer in 2008.
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DBCT P/L is Queensland's largest coal export terminal. The terminal is
an integral part of Australia's coal supply chain, ensuring the
continuity of coal supply from the Bowen Basin coal fields to the world
market. Quintiq has been implemented as an integrated planning and
scheduling suite to manage the synchronization of resource stockpiles,
trains, stacker/reclaimers, and ships within defined constraints.
DBCT P/L will receive a number of benefits from using 5.0, including:
Using BIRT (Business Intelligence and Report Tools) to generate reports
detailing data from different sources which can be applied to business
Improved user interface that enables user configurable views and brings
planning activity to life.
An interactive dashboard that allows Terminal Users to define and
utilize KPIs as gauges and in a wide range of formats and conditions,
allowing for critical information to stand out with maximum effect.
Redesigned configuration utility that makes it easier to identify and
track parameters of planning projects.
"The Terminal's operation and supply chain complexity has grown rapidly
during the five years we've been working with Quintiq. Although we were
impressed with 4.2's flexibility to manage our changing business needs,
we saw the benefits of upgrading to 5.0," said Kelvin Lockyer,
Executive Manager Operations, DBCT P/L. "The upgrade implementation
went smoothly and was delivered on schedule and to budget. With the new
features and functionality we are able to get even further value from
the system through the improved usability and intuitive interface."
"DBCT P/L, a long time Quintiq customer, provides a critical service to
their stakeholders in the Dalrymple Bay Coal Chain and we are pleased
to be providing additional value and delivering improved productivity
with this significant upgrade to the current Quintiq platform. In the
ERP world you are often talking months and very high (integration) risk
to install such an upgrade with high resistance from IT. With Quintiq's
layered architecture, and despite DBCT P/L's complexity, their upgrade
was efficient and was achieved in a matter of weeks including testing.
We are looking forward to DBCT P/L taking full advantage of the new
features in Quintiq 5.0" said Paul Shepherd, Director of Quintiq
Australia and New Zealand.
About Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Pty Ltd operates and maintains Dalrymple Bay
Coal Terminal, one of the largest coal terminals in the world, on
behalf of the terminal owners; this includes interfacing with mine,
rail and shipping parties in the Goonyella Coal Chain to optimise
performance of the asset.
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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For further information:
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