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PSA HNN selects Quintiq planning tool

PSA HNN selects Quintiq planning tool

Singapore: PSA's European-based subsidiary PSA HNN (PSA Hesse-Noord Natie) has selected the Quintiq planning solution to support its advanced planning and workforce optimization in the ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. PSA HNN operates an extensive global network of 26 port projects in 15 countries across Europe, India, China, The Americas and East Asia

The Quintiq system will replace the existing CADS system (Centralized Automated Dispatch System), which the company says 'is no longer able to support the complex planning puzzle at PSA HNN.' The planning includes all dock workers as well as container and cargo unloading and moving equipment. The port operator selected Quintiq after an extensive survey of possible solutions. This included a Proof of Concept as well as reference visits to two Quintiq clients.

PSA HNN selected Quintiq because of its flexibility to deliver all required functionality. The Quintiq solution will be used to plan dock workers as well as equipment. The system will be able to take into account a wide variety of variables, including Codex rules (which contain the consolidated Belgian/Flemish labour law) and union regulations.

In addition PSA HNN will use the system to improve communication with its employees and optimise their utilisation The port operator furthermore wants to manage its equipment professionally, using Quintiq as a tool for availability management, tools planning and real-time visualization of key performance indicators (e.g. utilization).

Quintiq partner Ordina will implement the solution at PSA HNN. The port operator expects to go live with the system in the second half of 2008.  [28/10/07]