“This has been a model IT project. Quick to implement, the Quintiq system provides real planning transparency and, most importantly, quick returns. Having seen the operational, the business and the financial benefits of phase one makes it so much easier for us to extend the system right across the enterprise into our Asset Division.”

Bas Belder
Managing Director, P&O Ferrymasters


P&O FERRYMASTERS: A LEADING PAN-EUROPEAN LSP

P&O Ferrymasters is a leading pan-European logistics service provider with presence in 13 countries. In P&O Ferrymasters’ intermodal division, Quintiq supports planners in overcoming the complexity of intermodal transport of trucks, trains, and ferries throughout Europe to determine the most cost-effective route.

For the Fleet Assets division, Quintiq is optimizing utilization of large numbers of road trailers and coil carriers to cut costs and improve efficiency. Planners are supported in combining trips, determining cost-effectiveness of contracts with sub-contractors, and expanding the breadth of service offerings. Centralized planning, with a single view of operations, is helping P&O Ferrymasters identify opportunities to achieve return loads between countries. This initiative alone fully recovered the project investment within the first six months of its implementation.

Additionally, the company can extend the concept to ‘triangulate’ the movement of freight across more than two countries, considering the compatibility of loads and routes with different haulers and different trailers or units. The combined capabilities of P&O Ferrymasters’ TMS system and Quintiq’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling capability gives P&O Ferrymasters a distinct advantage, enhancing their competitiveness and operational agility. 


P&O Ferrymasters for complex supply chains

P&O Ferrymasters is one of the leading European providers of tailor-made transportation and logistics services, specializing in design and delivery of innovative and flexible supply chain solutions that add value to customers’ businesses. With a fleet of over 2,500 pallet-wide containers and 2,000 multi-purpose road trailers, P&O Ferrymasters services the complex supply chains of large corporations.

 

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