Discover how rail industry leaders as Network Rail and VolkerRail use planning to optimize business at the Quintiq World Tour in Birmingham on October 9.    

During this one day event Network Rail will share how they create benefits for the whole rail industry with the Industry Access Programme. VolkerRail – a leading rail contractor in The Netherlands – will discuss how they use integrated planning to get from feasible to profitable plans. Join us during this free seminar on October 9 in Birmingham to learn how you can lower costs, improve performance & raise customer satisfaction. Visit our website to see the full agenda and to register (limited seats available): If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Rovers via [email protected]

Event overview

An opportunity to:

·         Gain a deeper understanding of the latest best practices in smart planning

·         Network and exchange ideas with peers on how to improve planning processes

·         Be challenged by compelling insights into current and future trends

·         Learn as fellow planning experts share their strategies on smart planning in other industries

·         Witness live demos and get a closer look at Quintiq’s implemented solutions and software


9:00 Registration
9:30 Welcome message
Maarten Hendriks, Business Unit Director (Rail & Public Transport), Quintiq
9:45 Big data, big calculations: Introduction to Quintiq
Arjen Heeres, COO, Quintiq
10:15 Tea break
10:30 Integrated planning in rail maintenance: the key to profitability
Jan Vos, General Director at VolkerRail
11:30 From sales & operations planning to integrated business planning: The NSG Group experience
Sergio Antonelli, Supply Chain Process Improvement Manager and Global Process Owner, Sales & Operations Planning, NSG Group
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Best practices in sales & operations planning 
John Sookias, Vice President Supply Chain Solutions, Quintiq
14:30 Tea break
15:00 The Industry Access Programme: Improving access planning for the benefit of all
Jo Connaughton and Richard Lewis, Programme Managers, Industry Access Programme, Network Rail
15:45 Closing remarks
Maarten Hendriks, Business Unit Director (Rail & Public Transport), Quintiq
16:00 Networking reception