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SNCB LOGISTICS: SNCB Logistics improves profitability, efficiency and productivity with Quintiq

 SNCB Logistics
 Rail (freight)
Rail Freight Optimization Operational Planning & Scheduling Advanced Planning & Scheduling

SNCB Logistics is an independent freight rail operator within the Belgian rail group SNCB. Established in 2011, it is active in 12 countries with its headquarters in Brussels. Its services include rail, inland shipping, road transport, terminals, warehousing, and on-site operations. Before SNCB Logistics introduced Quintiq, it used separate systems to handle locomotive and train driver management as well as planning, local ground operators and rail paths.

SNCB Logistics wanted a single planning system to control its complete production chain. After tendering the project, SNCB Logistics selected Quintiq and Ab Ovo. Ab Ovo, a specialist in rail freight and in advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solutions, implemented the Quintiq software and modeled the solution to the customer’s requirements in a collaborative project named IRON.

IRON has already delivered impressive results, including improved employee satisfaction, flexibility, punctuality and safety levels, better operational performance and optimized decision making. This has led to reduced costs and increased profitability. Further improvements are planned.
"IRON is proving to increase our competitiveness and supports our mission to become the most reliable rail operator. This initiative is only one step in a line of measures that SNCB Logistics is undertaking to improve the safety, quality and productivity of its services".
Geert Pauwels,
SNCB Logistics


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