Quintiq brings together manufacturing and rail industry leaders in the UK to address evolving supply chain and planning challenges

October 1, 2014 | London, UK
'Smart Planning. Smart Business.' World Tour event takes place in Birmingham on October 9

Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O), announced today that, following the success of its 'Smart Planning. Smart Business.' World Tour, the company is now bringing the event to the UK.

The World Tour brings together the leading experts from the manufacturing and rail industries to debate and exchange ideas on supply chain and logistics optimisation, and planning best practices and strategies. It will take place on the 9th of October, at The Arden Hotel in Birmingham.

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

  • Jo Connaughton and Richard Lewis, Programme Managers of the Industry Access Programme, Network Rail
  • Sergio Antonelli, Supply Chain Process Improvement Manager and Global Process Owner Sales & Operation Planning, NSG Group
  • Jan Vos, General Director, VolkerRail

They will join Quintiq's Chief Operating Officer, Arjen Heeres and Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions, John Sookias in presenting their vision and strategies for smarter planning and expound on what these strategies can do for UK manufacturing and rail businesses.

During the event, Sergio Antonelli will explain how NSG Group went from juggling multiple disconnected S&OP plans to having an integrated demand and supply chain. Jo Connaughton and Richard Lewis will share insights into Network Rail's Industry Access Programme and explain how it is benefiting for the entire rail industry.

Arjen Heeres will present solutions on how to handle Big Data and explain how "Big Calculations" enables corporations to derive real value from all their data. S&OP best practices will be highlighted by John Sookias while Jan Vos will detail how VolkerRail, a leading rail contractor in The Netherlands, uses integrated planning to ensure the company's plans are profitable.

"The constant changes in the international economy are resulting in both new threats and opportunities for UK businesses. To remain profitable and competitive, British business leaders are going to have to invest in solutions that will deliver smarter planning strategies," said Arjen Heeres, Chief Operating Officer at Quintiq. "The World Tour event in Birmingham will provide them with the tools and insight they need to do just that."

The UK leg of the Quintiq World Tour is the seventh in the series of 10, and follows successful events in Singapore, 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/birmingham-england.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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