DÜSSELDORF, Germany, November 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
DB Schenker Rail operates one of the largest freight wagon and locomotive fleets in Europe, with 5,300 freight trains running daily and covering 100 billion metric ton-kilometers annually. To manage the need for large-scale efficiency improvement, Ab Ovo and DB Systel joined forces to build up a planning competence center to optimize DB Schenker Rail's pan-European network operations and resource utilization
Various functional applications will be deployed throughout DB Schenker Rail to solve the rail cargo puzzles, from long-term planning to day of operations and from traction to loc drivers. The main platform will be based on Quintiq technology.
"We chose Ab Ovo as the leading expert on the Quintiq technology for the rail cargo industry", said Robert Arnhold, director of DB Systel. "They will insert the necessary knowledge into our organization enabling us to serve DB Schenker Rail jointly with Ab Ovo for the years to come. The first large projects have started and we already experience the strength of our cooperation".
"We are proud to continue our working relationship with DB Systel and DB Schenker Rail, the largest rail cargo operator in Europe" says Willem Jan Groenewoud, chairman of Ab Ovo. "The decision of DB Schenker Rail and DB Systels to partner with Ab Ovo confirms our company's expertise and ability to deliver integrated planning solutions".
About DB Systel
DB Systel is a Solution-oriented business partner for the complete ICT range
With about 3,100 employees the DB Systel GmbH based in Frankfurt am Main is one of Germany's leading ICT solution providers.
As a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn we cover the whole life cycle of IT and telecommunications solutions - from professional analysis and strategic planning and development to operation and optimization. In 2012, the total turnover of the company was about €765 million
Please visit www.dbsystel.de for more information about our activities and relevant references.
About Ab Ovo
Ab Ovo is an innovative and independent business & software solutions provider. We provide business consultancy and interim management as well as highly specialized software solutions. Ab Ovo is a key player in the field of European logistics with extensive experience and expertise in supply chain management, logistic processes and advanced planning, scheduling & optimization solutions. We deliver unique software solutions based on in-house software development and specialist third party software from a select number of highly innovative partners. Offices are located in the Netherlands (Rotterdam and Amsterdam), Germany (Düsseldorf) and Sweden (Stockholm). Please visit www.ab-ovo.com . for more information about our activities and relevant references.
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