Quintiq brings together industry leaders and experts in Australia and globally to address evolving supply chain and planning challenges

October 16, 2014 | Melbourne, Australia
‘ Smart Planning, Smart Business’ World Tour event takes place in Melbourne on October 22 and 23

Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that its ‘Smart Planning, Smart Business’ World Tour event series is coming to Australia.

The Quintiq World Tour brings together leading experts from various industries to discuss and exchange ideas on supply chain optimization, and planning best practices and strategies. The Australian segment of the tour will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of October, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Industry experts involved in the two-day executive summit include:

  • Federico Meda, Fleet Manager, Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, (Italy)
  • Dr. John Gattorna, author and supply chain thought leader
  • Owen Keates, founding member of the Supply Chain Council Australia
  • Paul Mulder, Director and board member at Siecap Logistics
  • Darren Smailes, Business Systems Solutions Manager, Airservices Australia
  • Charlie McDonald, General Manager, Manufacturing and Logistics division, Telstra

During the event, these speakers will highlight case studies in complex, dynamic value chain environments, such as rail, mining, oil & gas, retail, contract logistics etc. These sectors in Australia have seen significant market and competitive challenges which are causing significant pressure to improve performance.

Quintiq’s CEO, Dr. Victor Allis (USA), and Dr. Wim Nuijten (Netherlands), Quintiq’s Vice President for Optimization Technology, will present their vision and strategies for smarter planning and expound on what these strategies can do for Australian businesses.

Dr. Allis will present solutions on how to handle Big Data and explain how “Big Calculations” enables corporations to derive real value from all their data. He will also highlight key lessons learned from the company’s numerous implementations within a wide range of industry sectors.

Dr. Nuijten will explain when and how optimization can add value to a business’ operation and where it fits in the decision support landscape, to effectively to achieve significant performance gains.

Federico Meda from Italy will detail how Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, a high-speed rail provider, uses integrated planning and what opportunities there are for the Australian rail industry. He will shed light on how an industry newcomer became “the most modern train in Europe” with 94.4 percent on-time performance.

"As the Australian economy evolves, following the mining boom, companies are looking at new ways to be competitive and profitable. The Australian rail and manufacturing industries in particular have an opportunity to invest in solutions that will enable them to plan and optimize their businesses, in order to future proof against economic volatility,” said Dr. Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq. “The World Tour event in Melbourne will provide them with the tools and insight they need to do just that.”

The Australian leg of the Quintiq World Tour is the eighth in the series of ten, and follows successful events in Singapore, UK, Germany, Italy and Sweden. It will give attendees 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.

For more information and to register for the event, visit: https://www.quintiq.com/world-tour/melbourne-australia.html

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.

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