'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, the Netherlands, Nov. 21 /CNW/ - Quintiq, a leading
provider of advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solutions has entered into
a contract with NAV CANADA for the supply of an operational staff planning
solution for their Air Navigation Services. NAV CANADA's Air Navigation
Service will rely on the Quintiq system to support its staff planning and
scheduling process, intended to begin September 2008.
NAV CANADA operates Canada's civil air navigation service (ANS) which
provides air navigation services, including air traffic control, airport
advisory, flight information and other services in Canada and
Canadian-controlled international air space. Leveraging technology solutions
that are among the best in the aviation industry, NAV CANADA employs air
traffic controllers, flight service specialists, electronic technologists,
operational support specialists and other groups at more than 150 staffed
sites across the country.
In the past decade, NAV CANADA has invested close to $1 billion in new
systems and technologies to modernize and enhance the delivery of air traffic
services and to improve safety and efficiency. The decision to update the
planning and scheduling software of their air navigation service staff by
employing the Quintiq solution is an example of NAV CANADA's dedication to
utilizing advanced technologies to improve efficiency.
NAV CANADA chose the Quintiq Workforce Optimization solution for its
flexibility and its ability to cope with the complex planning issues faced by
NAV CANADA. Air navigation service operational staff planning must take into
account numerous factors, including the skills and training certifications of
individual employees, union and government regulations, and employee
preferences while dealing effectively with frequent daily changes due to
flight delays, weather conditions and technical problems.
"Being awarded the NAV CANADA contract affirms Quintiq's position as the
leader in workforce oriented planning solutions," said Victor Allis, CEO at
Quintiq. "Quintiq has a proven track record in successfully implementing
workforce optimization solutions in large organizations, including those found
in the aviation industry. NAV CANADA's choice is a confirmation of Quintiq's
excellence in dealing with complex workforce scheduling needs, with the added
possibility of employees being able to select preferred shifts."
About NAV CANADA
NAV CANADA, Canada's civil air navigation services provider, is a private
sector, non-share capital corporation financed through publicly-traded debt.
NAV CANADA co-ordinates the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in
Canadian domestic airspace and international airspace assigned to Canadian
control. Through its coast-to-coast operations, NAV CANADA provides air
traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical
information, airport advisory services, and electronic aids to navigation.
More information is available at www.navcanada.ca.
Quintiq provides advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain
management solutions. The fast-growing Dutch company, established in 1997,
offers software for planning and optimizing complex business processes
throughout the enterprise. Deloitte has recognized Quintiq as being one of the
fastest growing technology companies in Europe, and industry analyst Gartner
has acknowledged Quintiq for its innovative products and market presence. The
company's headquarters is located in the Netherlands and it has subsidiaries
in Germany, UK, Finland, Malaysia, China, Australia, and the USA. For more
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