Horizontal Collaboration… not hype just a fact!
December 13, 2012
This year’s Supply Chain Executive Seminar hosted by e-Logistics Control, Ordina and Quintiq
Leading supply chain companies e-Logistics Control (a separate entity of the Ewals Group), Ordina and Quintiq recently co-hosted a successful Supply Chain Executive Seminar in Düsseldorf, Germany. The theme of this year’s event was “Horizontal Collaboration”. Representatives from large manufacturing, automotive and logistics companies presented and discussed how to deliver greater optimization impact on their respective Supply Chains with Horizontal Collaboration. Attendees enjoyed presentations and open discussion from companies such as e-Logistics Control, Lead Logistics Provider of Scania amongst others.
The Seminar started with a presentation from moderator Prof. Dr. Jan Adriaanse from Turnaround Powerhouse who discussed the trends and developments, which are currently occurring ‘Hot Topics’ in supply chain. This was the basis for a panel discussion between Pim Ewals, CCO of Ewals Group, and Arjen Heeres, COO of Quintiq. The two discussed the current challenges and innovations within their companies and the necessity of having an Advanced Planning & Scheduling Solution to incorporate all complexity within supply chain, to enable horizontal collaboration and to remain competitive.
To support the discussions, e-Logistics Control closed the event by presenting a demo of their Tactical Engineering Solution (TES), which is based on Quintiq’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling Software. This system supports the entire European planning process by offering all of its branches access to a single, centralized planning system. In this way, the planners at the various sites are having access to real-time information on orders, rides and the use of drivers at any given moment. In addition, they are able to plan new rides and quickly identify planning issues in order to take appropriate action.
Arjen Heeres, COO at Quintiq, commented: “It was great to have such an interactive session with all delegates. Large companies in automotive, manufacturing, logistics and FMCG gathered together to discuss their view on Horizontal Collaboration. An interesting conclusion was that for enabling horizontal collaboration in any kind of industry, well defined KPIs and a centralized IT environment focusing on these KPIs are necessary to achieve operational excellence. This was exactly our goal when we started our partnership with e-Logistics Control in 2004 what turned to be very successful. ”
Those interested can read more about how Ewals Group is using Quintiq via www.quintiq.com/customers/ewals-cargo-care
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