'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands, October 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that its customer Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A. (NTV), Italy's first private operator on the country's high-speed rail network, has been shortlisted for the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards in the Energy, Utilities & Transport category.
NTV earned its place on the shortlist by submitting documentation of the successful implementation of Quintiq's integrated fleet and workforce planning software, which went live in January 2012. Quintiq's software enhanced the utilization of all operational resources, including real-time rescheduling and disruption management data, and resulted in a 94.4% on-time rate, to the delight of more than 4 million passengers.
"Quintiq's system helped us utilize our resources more efficiently, leading to improved service for our customers," said Paolo Ripa, COO at NTV. "Quintiq offered us the best solution that combined a flexible approach, an excellent methodology, with the capacity to support a project in the start-up phase."
"The recognition for NTV by the ESCE Awards is validation of the Quintiq integrated platform," said Arjen Heeres, COO at Quintiq. "We have had considerable success in the passenger rail industry working with NTV and other leading companies to optimize planning and manage disruptions swiftly and effectively to elevate punctuality rates to new heights."
In the next step of the judging process, NTV presented the previously submitted case study in-person to two judges. This provided an opportunity to expand upon the initial entry and explain the supply chain project in greater depth. The judges will announce the winners at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 6 at the London Hilton.
About European Supply Chain Excellence Awards
The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards were launched in 1997 as an initiative to recognise and reward organisations in Europe that demonstrate excellence in their supply chain operations.
These Awards are renowned for the rigour of the judging process which also provides valuable feedback for entrants.
About Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori
NTV is the first private operator on the Italian high speed rail network and the first operator in the world to use the new Alstom AGV train, the train currently holds the high speed train record. With its fleet of 25 Italo trains, NTV provides travels with incomparable comfort and a rich entertainment experience. The mission of NTV is to offer passenger services on high-speed lines, presenting innovative feature and valorizing the travelling time.
Every business has its supply chain planning puzzles. Some of those puzzles are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those puzzles using a single supply chain planning & optimization software platform. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Quintiq has headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, and offices around the world.
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