The Quintiq Journey of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings

November 21, 2012 | 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
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.

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    Mark Booth
  • "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."

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    Arjen Heeres

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

About Quintiq

Every business has its supply chain planning challenges. Some of those challenges are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those challenges with a supply chain planning & optimization software system. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Part of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), Quintiq has offices in the Netherlands, the USA and around the world.

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