“By giving us real-time insights into our operations, DELMIA Quintiq enables us to respond quicker and easier than before. We can now cut costs, better support our customers in their logistics goals and ultimately, elevate our core process of bulk transport to the next level.”

Marcel Wouterse
Member of the team of Directors at Van den Bosch Transporten


Van den Bosch Transporten is an international logistics service provider transporting liquid, dry bulk food, and non-food products.

The company’s planning is among the most complex in the intermodal bulk container business. Planners need to manage product contamination, meet equipment cleaning requirements, match requirements to equipment, balance resource stock, and decide on optimal modes of transport. In the past, the company relied on transport management and support systems to address requests and calculate routes; but the company needed an integrated solution that could take into account the complexities of its business to optimize operations, improve delivery performance, and increase customer satisfaction levels.

The DELMIA Quintiq planning and optimization software platform was implemented at Van den Bosch Transporten’s liquid chemical road unit and is set to expand to other business units worldwide. The single, integrated platform replaces multiple planning systems and offers end-to-end transparency in operations while visualizing the impact of decisions on business goals. It incorporates all company-specific rules so that the right equipment can be assigned to the correct customer orders. The solution defines optimal paths for load units in the intermodal networks and ensures optimal allocation of orders to containers, which are in turn allocated to trucks and trailers. Freed from manual planning, Van den Bosch Transporten planners can now focus on higher-value activities.

Van den Bosch Transporten

With seven branches in Europe and an office in Dubai, Van den Bosch Transporten serves the global market. With an annual volume of almost 3,1 billion kilos of transported product, Van den Bosch Transporten is in the top 10 of European bulk transporters.

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