KiwiRail deploys Quintiq solution to improve workforce planning


New Zealand rail transport operator KiwiRail has deployed Quintiq's new planning software after a nine-week implementation period.

The new solution from Dassault Systèmes' Quintiq brand is set to improve workforce planning and rostering at KiwiRail, as well as support its various workforce optimisation goals.

Quintiq CEO Rob van Egmond said: “It is exciting to be selected by KiwiRail as it cements our position as the leader in rail crew optimisation in the Australian and New Zealand market.

“Together with KiwiRail, we will create a highly efficient and employee-centric workforce planning and rostering system that will improve employee and customer satisfaction.”

The solution will enable KiwiRail’s planners to make informed decisions regarding workforce planning and scheduling.

It will also allow them to comply with occupational health and safety practices, in addition to help managers improve the efficiency of their respective teams when making customer-centric decisions to enhance punctuality.

"Together with KiwiRail, we will create a highly efficient and employee-centric workforce planning and rostering system that will improve employee and customer satisfaction."

Quintiq is primarily engaged in the delivery of rail crew planning and optimisation technology to freight and passenger rail companies.

The company’s customers include DB Cargo, Green Cargo, Queensland Rail, Transport for London and Italy’s NTV.

KiwiRail chief investment officer Ed Overy said: “Quintiq offers us an innovative technology that will support our planners in managing the unique constraints for our freight business.”

KiwiRail currently operates approximately 800 freight services per week across New Zealand and transports nearly 4.5 billion net tonne kilometres of freight annually.


Image: KiwiRail to drive high-performance culture with innovative technology from Quintiq. Photo: courtesy of KiwiRail / Business Wire.