Premier Sponsor Quintiq and Ruukki to present at London Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2013

September 17, 2013 | Egham, UK
Companies to share optimization advantages with conference attendees

Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) is pleased to announce it is a Premier Sponsor at the upcoming Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. During the September 23-24 conference, Arjen Heeres, COO of Quintiq, will deliver a presentation titled "The Missing Piece of the Profit Economy" to supply chain experts on Day 1 at the Lancaster London. Quintiq customer Ruukki will host a session the same day titled, "Supply Chain Optimization - Solving Puzzles Globally With Quintiq."

"As Premier Sponsor at this year's Gartner conference, we are proud to present our insights with other thought leaders within the EMEA supply chain industry," said Mr. Heeres. "Our customers will benefit from the expertise of Gartner analysts as well as some of Quintiq's brightest in business areas such as manufacturing, logistics, metals and oil & gas. Access to the knowledge of so many supply chain specialists within a two-day timespan is an excellent opportunity for professionals across all industries."

Mr. Heeres' presentation, taking place at 3:45 p.m. BST on September 23, will focus on how optimizing supply chain planning processes can generate profit from untapped sources, as opposed to relying on ERP solutions that are best suited to manage day-to-day transactions. Following the presentation, Mr. Heeres will be available for media briefings to discuss the topic in greater depth and answer questions.

Ruukki specializes in providing customers with energy-efficient steel solutions. In his session, Ismo Platan, Corporate Senior VP & CIO of Ruukki will share how the partnership with Quintiq has optimized logistics and production processes on a global scale via a single platform. Availability, improved lead times, reduced inventory and faster, reliable response times are just some of the many benefits. Mr. Platan's session will occur on September 23 at 9:15 a.m. BST.

During the London conference, participants are invited to explore the Quintiq booth, PR1. Here, representatives will be on hand to discuss supply chain puzzles, Quintiq customer Ruukki will tell its real-life supply chain story, and a networking session will provide the chance to go head-to-head with peers to win a 10-task shipping challenge directly on the Quintiq 5.0 platform.

Gartner has long been recognized by supply chain leaders as the leading source for expert business advice and insights. Gartner supports businesses globally, leading to higher profits and lower costs. Quintiq enables businesses to achieve those same goals.

About Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2013

Supply networks have reached a critical inflection point that, while unnerving, provides an unprecedented opportunity to rethink the very way supply chains work. This year's conference will help delegates re-imagine the supply chain and drive their organisation to quickly identify and implement the tactics for more agile and efficient global networks, proactively move their supply chain ahead of the competitive curve, and focus on the critical few supply chain initiatives that will deliver the highest impact on and greatest business value for their organisation. For further information on the Summit, please visit You can also follow the event on Twitter at using #SCC.

About Quintiq

Every business has its supply chain planning puzzles. Some of those puzzles are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those puzzles using a single supply chain planning & optimization software platform. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Quintiq has headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, and offices around the world.

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