The Quintiq Journey of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings
November 21, 2012
Operations director of AkzoNobel Middle East presents at Gartner SCC 2012
After the successful go live of the Quintiq production scheduling solution at 7 different AkzoNobel Powder Coatings locations across Europe, Mr. Mark Booth, the Operations Director Middle East of AkzoNobel, was confident and proud to share his Quintiq journey with European Supply Chain Industry leaders. Mr. Booth agreed to present on behalf of Quintiq at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2012. During his presentation he not only discussed the Quintiq journey, but also credited Quintiq for many various business benefits achieved. Mr. Booth went into great detail with his audience, sharing experiences working with Quintiq and highlighting profitable results.
"Before we implemented the Quintiq Advanced Planning and Scheduling software, we were facing the problem of very high inventory levels, suboptimal utilization of plants, inconsistent service levels, a lack of supply chain visibility, and a duplication of planning tasks across the various plants. We had different planning systems in use and had no integration with SAP," said Booth.
Mark Booth reported that AkzoNobel now has a fully transparent supply chain in Western Europe. ”Full transparency was created through the combination of centralized planning and de-centralized scheduling in 7 plants. We have proven results in capacity balancing and improved schedules. There has been a 5% reduction in overtime and hiring of temporary workers, a 5% decrease in finished goods inventory, a 20% decrease in slow moving/obsolete stock, and improved service performance due to reducing out-of-stocks and MTO lead time measured by Key Performance Indicators”.
Quintiq COO Mr. Arjen Heeres stated, "We are pleased with the success of the implementations and the benefits achieved for AkzoNobel. I congratulate Mr. Booth on the feedback I received from Gartner advising that Mr. Booth’s presentation was voted by the delegates as being in the top 10 of all speakers for the 2012 event."
About AkzoNobel Powder Coatings
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings is the world's largest producer of powder coatings and is a world leader in the field of powder coating technology. Coatings from AkzoNobel are used to protect and decorate a wide range of products including buildings, furniture, automotive vehicles and components, domestic appliance and much more. For further information, please visit www.akzonobel.com
Quintiq’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) software enables companies to create business value by visualizing and optimizing their operational processes. Quintiq software is capable of generating the best possible planning solution to suit any business model and solve any planning puzzle, even in the most complex and dynamic of business environments.
Established in 1997 and growing rapidly, Quintiq has a global presence with dual headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, a global development center in Malaysia, and other offices around the world. Quintiq's APS software is in use at over 500 locations in 78 countries.
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