A debate about successful IT landscapes for logistics companies

November 20, 2018
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM CET
Why TMS doesn't offer the planning capabilities you need

Getting goods from A to B within budget and on time involves a staggering level of complexity. With all data and information available, your planners can create the best plan that considers numerous depots, vehicles and customers, each with unique constraints – and the dependencies between all those elements. All processes and responsibilities need to be captured and evaluated to ensure the right follow-ups, and correct consequences like updating your planning, invoicing and financial reporting.

Within these steps, experts distinguish two fundamentally different tooling concepts – advanced planning and scheduling (APS) like Quintiq, and transactional systems like enterprise resource planning (ERP) and transportation management system (TMS). Both concepts deliver value to an organization with their unique expertise in handling certain use cases. However, mixing those concepts up is a recipe for failure!

Join our experts Martin Thesling and Dr Tobias Schulz this November 20 for a debate about those two concepts, their respective value, important considerations of scoping, and prioritizing decisions under budget constraints.

Through this exclusive webinar, you will learn about:

  • The differences between Quintiq and transactional systems, and how to prioritize decisions
  • The main value drivers and respective responsibilities
  • The importance of flexibility in integrating with existing and future IT landscapes
  • The path from the status quo to the suggested system landscape
About the speakers
Martin Thesling, Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, Quintiq

Martin Thesling has extensive experience with planning challenges in various industries, and specifically in the retail and postal & express markets. He has worked on complex projects with customers such as DHL Express and Jumbo Supermarkten, and holds a master’s degree in operations research and mathematical economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Dr Tobias Schulz, Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, Quintiq

Dr Tobias Schulz has extensive experience implementing logistics solutions for clients around the world, including DHL Express. His specialties include operations research, supply chain optimization and inventory management. Tobias holds a PhD in operations management from Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.