It all started in 1950, when Claude Shannon’s paper about chess started the conversation about computers playing thinking games.
The same-day delivery puzzle has already been solved. It’s called delivery demand shaping. Quintiq CEO, Victor Allis, explains how it works.
CategoryTransport & Logistics
I often come across C-level executives who are well aware of the complexity of their planning puzzles. These are people who are familiar with the concept of ‘NP-hard problems’, and phrases such as ‘an exponential increase in complexity’ and ‘more possibilities than there are atoms in the universe’.
Most companies with a large number of resources and activities realize that they need a planner or planning department to help them create schedules. What they don’t always realize is that even this may not be enough. At Quintiq, we’ve …
It happens to every growing business: A task that used to be a breeze suddenly becomes a real challenge. It’s easy enough for a truck driver with one truck to plan his route. When he hires his first employee,