Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that leading Finnish transport and logistics company VR Group will be deploying its software platform across its cargo and locomotive planning operations, according to Railway Technology.
Quintiq, working in conjunction with its implementation partner Ab Ovo, will deploy its platform to optimize the scheduling and deployment of trains to increase freight traffic efficiency. In addition to optimizing cargo operations, VR Group will use Quintiq's software to overhaul the planning processes that govern its locomotive operations.
"We wanted a proven industry solution that would grow with our business to maximize transport system efficiency and quality. After a comprehensive selection process, we chose Quintiq as it best matched our requirements." said Rolf Jansson, senior vice president, logistics, VR Group Ltd.
"Quintiq is a preferred planning solution for the rail industry, helping companies cut costs on an operational level while improving punctuality. On a strategic level, Quintiq ensures organizational flexibility and the ability to easily adapt to organisational challenges. Every day we plan 150,000 rolling stock for large rail clients around the world," said Arthur Torsy, VP of EMEA.
"We are pleased to partner with VR Group to improve the efficiency and profitability of its business."