AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and is a leading producer of specialty chemicals. Quintiq was selected to develop and implement supply chain planning & optimization software for two divisions of the company: AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Ltd, the world's leading producer of powder coating and powder coating technology; AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, the world's leading decorative paint company.
Quintiq software is used for planning & optimization at seven Powder Coatings sites and three Decorative Paints sites. The software gives planners total visibility of production developments in real time, as well as provides decision support, optimization and automation capabilities. AkzoNobel has seen improvements in delivery reliability, inventory levels and productivity with Quintiq.
Quintiq's configurable user components make it possible to have a certain level of customization while using a single software architecture across all sites. This was a very important factor as it facilitated the fast rollout of the Quintiq platform to all seven sites.
Beyond the flexibility of the software, the Quintiq business consultants provided us with realistic advice, advanced mathematical solutions and challenged us all the time.
This was key to the successful implementation of the Quintiq system.
Operations Excellence Manager,
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings