Quintiq and Customer Ruukki to display strong initiatives at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2013

September 23, 2013 | Egham, UK
Presentations provide insight into global solutions for EMEA supply chain industry

Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), is a “Premier Sponsor” of the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2013. Ruukki, one of Quintiq’s customers from the metals industry, is presenting a case study showcasing the impact Quintiq’s platform has had on business practices. This will be followed by Arjen Heeres, COO of Quintiq, presenting “Quintiq: The Missing Piece of the Profit Economy”. Mr. Heeres will discuss how optimizing supply chain processes can generate profit from untapped sources.

Specializing in energy-efficient steel construction, Ruukki implemented Quintiq’s solution to optimize the use and distribution of materials. By decreasing lead times, it was able to reduce inventory levels, improve productivity and heighten delivery performance. Ismo Platan, corporate senior VP and CIO at Ruukki, is hosting the Gartner session, “Ruukki’s Supply Chain Optimization – Solving Puzzles Globally with Quintiq”, and will explain how the collaboration between the two companies led to optimized logistics and production processes via a single integrated solution.

“Ruukki has been a Quintiq customer since 2003 and has experienced our dedication to delivering solutions designed to evolve with a business as it grows,” said Mr. Heeres. “We are honored to have Ruukki discuss its success using Quintiq’s platform at this year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.”

Gartner has long been recognized by supply chain leaders as the No. 1 source for expert business advice and insight. During this year’s Supply Chain Executive Conference, participants are invited to visit booth #PR1 to meet with a Quintiq representative, speak with Ismo Platan of Ruukki, compete in the 10-task shipping challenge and view live demonstrations of Quintiq 5.0.

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 organization 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 www.europe.gartner.com/supplychain. You can also follow the event on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Gartner_inc using #SCC.

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.

For more information, visit quintiq.com or follow Quintiq on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.