Quintiq Part of the New DHL Innovation Center

April 12, 2007 | 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
The real-time advanced planning & scheduling solution will be shown as a permanent part of the exhibition area
Quintiq today announced its engagement in the DHL Innovation Center in Troisdorf near Bonn, Germany. This engagement is a major achievement for Quintiq as it highlights the company's success in its quest for innovation.

Last month Deutsche Post World Net officially opened the DHL Innovation Center - a joint platform for research and development initiatives that are being explored by the world's leading logistics group. The DHL Innovation Center is part of DPWN's Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) , which reflects DPWN's enhanced business strategy to explore innovative logistics solutions together with internal and external partners. Its goal is to bring research results to the market as quickly as possible by integrating diverse organizational units, technology partners, research institutes and customers.

The Quintiq solutions are part of the Innovation Center's showroom section entitled "the last mile," which comprises the steps between parcel pick-up at the hub and delivery to the customer. The solutions will support DHL in reducing the pick-up and delivery cost base by increasing the productivity of dispatchers and increasing the productivity of tours through real-time dispatch. Furthermore, the planning and scheduling solution will improve service quality by allowing the automated allocation of bookings to tours and workload exception handling.

"We are very proud to be part of the DHL Innovation Center and to support the Deutsche Post World Net initiatives," says Arjen Heeres, COO at Quintiq. "We would like to encourage professionals to visit the Center to understand supply chain processes specific to DHL and its customers and the role of Quintiq in it."

The Innovation Center will be used by Deutsche Post World Net's business units from around the world to exchange information about and work on technological innovations. In addition to international researchers and logistics specialists, the center will also welcome business customers, partners and guests. In guided tours through 1,200 m2 of exhibition space, visitors can interactively experience all elements of the logistic value added chain: from ordering and warehousing through to delivery and billing.

For more information about the DHL Innovation Center: www.dhl-innovation.de  

About DHL
DHL, wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Post World Net, is market leader in international express shipping, interurban transport, international air freight, ocean freight and contract logistics/supply chain management. The company offers a complete range of customer-tailored solutions. With the acquisition of Exel plc in December 2005 Deutsche Post World Net has further extended its strengths in logistics. DHL comprises the logistics brands DHL Express, DHL Freight, Exel Supply Chain and DHL Global Forwarding. With more than 6,000 branches worldwide DHL services more than four millions customers in 220 countries and territories.

About Quintiq
Quintiq provides advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain management solutions. The fast-growing Dutch company, established in 1997, offers software for planning, optimizing and automating complex business processes throughout the enterprise. Deloitte has recognized Quintiq as being one of the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, and Gartner has acknowledged Quintiq for its innovative products and market presence. The company's HQ is in
's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and it has subsidiaries in Germany, UK, Malaysia and the USA.