Germany’s Industry Leaders join Quintiq for the "Smart Planning. Smart Business" World Tour in Düsseldorf

June 6, 2014 | Düsseldorf

Quintiq, a global leading provider of supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), is bringing together Germany’s leading experts to discuss and exchange ideas on planning practices and strategies at the Quintiq World Tour event taking place in Dusseldorf on the 12th of June 2014. Dusseldorf is one of nine stops on the tour and will focus on topics including logistics, workforce, airport and production planning.

Profitability and competitiveness are considered key business objectives, but an even more important issue for leaders is intelligent planning and control of work processes. The Quintiq World Tour will give attendees a fascinating insight into current and future supply chain and optimization trends and strategies, in addition to providing them with the latest best-practice approaches and the opportunity to network with colleagues facing similar challenges.

Attendees will be able to meet with Quintiq experts and hear from renowned industry speakers who will present on "smart planning" in logistics, workforce, airport and production planning in both English and German:

Session 1: Logistics planning

  • "Intelligent planning requires intelligent data", Dr. Bernhard van Bonn, Fraunhofer Society
  • "The supply chain dilemma", Marcel Wouterse, Van den Bosch Transports

Session 2: Workforce planning

  • "World class planning at Copenhagen airport", Kasper Hounsgaard and Anders Dohn, Copenhagen Airport
  • "The design of optimum customer satisfaction at Brussels airport", Geert Lambrechts, Brussels Airport
  • Session 3: Production planning

    • "Our way of improving delivery performance and increasing efficiency", Türkiye Yildiz und Frank Kaiser, KME
    • "Interactive planning challenge", Gijs Hofman, Business Consultant

    Additional speakers of note include Dr. Hans-Jörg Bullinger, an IT expert at the Fraunhofer Institute, and Mark Gallagher, a Formula 1 expert. Dr. Hans-Jörg Bullinger will be presenting on IT as an innovation driver of business excellence: "Turbulent times require creative minds" and Mr Gallagher will be discussing the unique blend of business, innovation and sports, highlighting the need for strong leadership, effective teamwork, fast decision-making and a clear focus on delivery as necessary to compete at the highest level.

    "The World Tour and especially the tour in Germany is very important to us. Our experts in the fields of supply chain, logistics, aerospace, production and resource planning will discuss the latest strategies, techniques and projects," says Arjen Heeres , COO at Quintiq. "At our event, the managers of today will plan the work processes of tomorrow."

    More information and the registration form can be found here:

    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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