Reining selects Quintiq Logistics Planner

March 13, 2007 | 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Logistic service provider Reining, a subsidiary of Royal Wagenborg in Delfzijl, will implement the Logistics Planner provided by software supplier Quintiq. Reining is the eighth transport company in the Netherlands to select the Quintiq solution.

Quintiq partner CapGemini will help with the implementation of the solution. The software is expected to be operational this summer.

With the new solution for operational transport planning, Reining wants to further improve its logistics services. With an integrated and reliable planning system the company will be better able to inform its customers on loading and delivery times. In this way Reining will be able to offer customers higher service levels. The investments in automation will lead to cost savings for customers, says Reining.

As Reining is a fast growing company, internal efficiency is becoming increasingly important. One of the goals of the organisation is to use the Quintiq solution to optimise the business processes and to broaden the span of control of the planners.

The Quintiq Logistics Planner is an integrated solution for the planning of people, resources and cargo. One of the main characteristics of the software is its in-built intelligence. It supports planners in a variety of ways. The software can for example calculate all the consequences of a specific planning decision or a disturbance. A planning department can also create an optimized planning based on pre-defined parameters. In addition, planners can view bottlenecks and are informed on how to solve them.

The Quintiq system helps planners to look ahead; whenever there's a disturbance they can act quickly and come up with alternatives. This is possible because the Quintiq system processes any planning decision in real time. This means there's insight into the actual situation at any time, leading to stability in the planning department.

The Quintiq solution also offers the possibility to calculate different planning scenarios with regard to cost, time or delivery dependability. This so-called tendering functionality can help transport companies gain more insight into the cost impact of orders on the existing network when they are competing with others for an order.

In a second phase, Quintiq will also address other planning issues, including the intelligent setup of a driver roster planning. All these activities will be based on the same standard software.

About Reining
As a logistics service provider Reining, together with customers, is constantly looking for optimal solution for logistic issues. Through its specialized knowledge in transport, warehousing and intermodal transport it is especially positioned to offer an integrated logistic service.
Reining has a strong customer focus and thought its people and its high quality ICT systems it can offer customers a constantly improving service. Reining services the European market with offices in Hoogezand, Dongen, Tilburg and Budapest. It has 450 employees, 350 trucks and approximately 100,000 m2 of storage capacity. Reining has developed special warehousing activities for a number of large accounts. Reining is an independent division of Royal Wagenborg, one of the largest logistics service providers in the Netherlands. More information is available on: www.reining.nl  

About Quintiq
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 has its head office in the Netherlands and further subsidiaries in Germany, the UK, Malaysia, China and the USA. For more information: www.quintiq.com