PARIS, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that Lafarge has chosen Quintiq software to optimize sales & operations planning (S&OP) and transport management. The company will benefit from the Quintiq software platform across the entire organization for demand planning, supply chain planning and transport optimization. All Cement, Aggregates and Concrete business lines in all countries in which Lafarge operates will be able to implement this system. The solution will reduce production and transport costs while increasing customer satisfaction.
Real-time collaboration between Lafarge planners will also improve the quality and transparency of the planning process. The use of a single platform for all planning applications will simplify Lafarge's IT landscape. The flexibility of Quintiq's optimization technology enables the solution to be used to cover all country-specific business requirements.
As a top-ranking player in Cement, Aggregates and Concrete, Lafarge contributes to the construction of cities around the world. Through its innovative solutions, it provides them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected.
"We are extremely pleased that the world's largest Cement manufacturer decided to ask Quintiq France to provide sales & operations planning applications," said Arjen Heeres, Quintiq COO. "Lafarge will benefit from the Quintiq platform within the entire organization, not only for Cement and Aggregates, but also for Concrete. All of our global offices look forward to supporting Lafarge worldwide on its journey to build better cities while becoming the most efficient manufacturer of building materials in the world."
A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in 64 countries, and posted sales of €15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development actions.
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.