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  • May 18, 2017 | Melbourne (AUS)

    ORTEC is sponsoring BaptistCare's Halo Ball

    BaptistCare's Halo Ball started out as Sydney’s first fundraising event for women and children affected by domestic and family violence. Now in its second year, the Halo Ball will continue to raise vital funds for this incredibly worthy cause.

  • April 20, 2017 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Rotterdam Zoo aims for higher employee engagement with ORTEC

    A day at the zoo is fun for all ages, whether watching the clumsy penguins waddle around, or ooo-ing and aah-ing at a newborn rhinoceros. As a visitor, you might not realize it, but organizing an unforgettable day at the zoo requires a lot of complex coordination. This includes staff planning: scheduling the right people in the right place at the right time.

  • January 20, 2017 | Melbourne (AUS)

    ORTEC Customer Day 2017, Melbourne

    On Thursday March 2, 2017 ORTEC Australia & New Zealand will hold its 3rd Customer Day from 12 pm to 7.30 pm at The Blackman Art Series Hotel, Melbourne. The day will bring together local and international experts across the fields of logistics, workforce, field service and community health care planning and scheduling. Customers and professionals interested in optimisation can meet and share best practices, as well as meet ORTEC Product Managers and discuss product direction.

  • October 24, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    CO2-footprint ORTEC 2015 published

    Since its foundation in 1981, ORTEC has not only maintained a strong commitment to its employees and customers, but also to the future of society and the world in which we live. In addition to optimizing the world of our customers, we also want to optimize ‘our’ world; from our own backyard, to the world at large.

  • September 15, 2016 | Bremen (DE)

    ORTEC for SAP® ERP 2016 achieves Certified Integration with SAP ERP Running on SAP HANA®

    ORTEC today announced that its ORTEC for SAP® ERP 2016 has achieved SAP-certified integration with SAP ERP running on the SAP HANA® platform. The solution is also certified as powered by SAP NetWeaver®.

  • August 23, 2016 | Bremen (DE)

    Warsteiner Distribution benefits from new ORTEC route planning solution

    ORTEC successfully implements the ORTEC solution for SAP ERP at Warsteiner Distribution KG “We were looking to automate our route planning processes – for which we did not previously use any separate application – and to design these processes in such a way as to both optimize our routes and be cost-effective,” said Karen Bayramyan, Finance, Administration and Logistics Manager at Warsteiner Distribution KG. As it turned out, ORTEC’s route planning software helped the company achieve just that. Bayramyan: “Our supply chain has become more efficient and our distribution processes have improved.” The company – one of Germany’s 20 largest beverage wholesalers, operating a total of four sites – has already noticed the positive results soon after implementing the solution: “Since the implementation we have been able to use fewer trucks and cut back on personnel costs and fuel costs,” Bayramyan explained. In addition, the ORTEC solution also provides information on customer delivery, which is used for reporting purposes (KPIs) and other initiatives.

  • August 09, 2016 | Boortmeerbeek (BE)

    Thomas More Hogeschool and ORTEC: partners to provide practical training to logistics managers

    Thomas More is a Belgian-based union of universities of applied sciences formed as part of the Association of Leuven University. Its institutions provide professional training to students by teaching them practical skills they can use as soon as they graduate. As part of its ongoing commitment to providing high-quality, innovative and practical education, the educational institution’s Logistics Management program recently began working closely with ORTEC. This program was recently overhauled, which saw the number of first-year students double. The alliance with ORTEC as a Partner in Education is expected to make the program even more appealing to students and even better equipped to accommodate future changes.

  • June 15, 2016 | Melbourne (AU)

    Large Australian Customer live with Change Management KPI Dashboard

    Together with a large customer ORTEC ANZ developed a Planning and Optimisation Performance Report in SQL Reporting which is directly linked to ORTEC Routing & Dispatch/ORTEC Inventory Routing. In this overview the SME gets an overview of the number of manual changes and the impact of those changes to the plan.

  • May 31, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Libéma opts for smart workforce scheduling with ORTEC

    Libéma makes sure guests have a memorable experience by exceeding their expectations. Excellent service starts with smooth business operations and smart workforce scheduling. This formed the basis for an in-depth study conducted by the leisure group into a new scheduling system for the more than twenty Libéma locations with different scheduling methods and collective labor agreements. Libéma decided to collaborate with ORTEC to make it possible to work with a single system for scheduling all staff, permanent and temporary, at all locations.

  • May 24, 2016 | Melbourne (AU)

    Maths, Statistics & Analytics Career Afternoon and 2016 Maths Prize Ceremony

    ORTEC attends RMIT University's careers afternoon. On Thursday May 5th ORTEC Australia & New Zealand will attend the Maths, Statistics & Analytics Careers Afternoon and the 2016 Maths Prize Ceremony.

  • May 18, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Cutting edge Release of ORTEC Routing and Dispatch Software Available Now

    High-performance Optimization Engines Key Differentiator in Dynamic Route Scheduling

  • May 18, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Cutting edge Release of ORTEC Routing and Dispatch Software Available Now

    High-performance Optimization Engines Key Differentiator in Dynamic Route Scheduling

  • May 12, 2016 | Boortmeerbeek (BE)

    Positive premium brand experience thanks to Servilux and ORTEC

    Servilux, an independent repair service, is the preferred service partner for the biggest brands in the TV, audio and home electronics distribution chain. Servilux has the challenging task to ensure a positive brand experience when something has gone wrong. In order to safeguard the brand experience for clients such as Bang & Olufsen, Samsung, LG, Philips and Panasonic, Servilux turned to ORTEC Service Planning for help with the professionalization of its planning processes in early 2014.

  • April 28, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    ORTEC Routing and Dispatch EP 3 available May 18

    ORTEC’s flagship routing product ORTEC Routing and Dispatch is a leading Control Tower solution, optimizing real-life logistics processes worldwide. Its state-of-the-art optimization techniques are pivotal for supporting the dynamics of transport and logistics, from planning and scheduling to dispatch and real-time execution.

  • April 19, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Breakthrough in research into urban distribution

    The city is the heart of today’s economy, and its role will only increase over the near future. Today’s demanding consumers live, work and relax in the city, and that means an increasing demand for goods and services. Good urban logistics are therefore vital for cities’ economic vitality and appeal. One element that is crucial in this aspect is the reduction of CO2 emissions. A five-year study of urban distribution by a consortium of knowledge institutions and businesses, known as 4C4D, has recently been completed.

  • April 19, 2016 | Amsterdam (NL)

    Extra government funding crucial for health of low-income elderly people during crisis

    Harvard University wins Econometrics World Championship in Amsterdam with care solution In times of economic crisis, the government can exert a major influence on public health, especially the health of older people with a low income. That is the result of four Econometrics students from Harvard University who won the annual Econometrics World Championship in Amsterdam last week.

  • March 31, 2016 | Amsterdam (NL)

    ORTEC and EY sponsor Econometric ‘world championships’

    Business analytics specialist ORTEC and professional services firm EY have signed up as sponsors of The Econometric Game, which runs from April 6-8 and will see some of the best econometrics students from 30 leading universities come to Amsterdam to take part in the competition.

  • March 08, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Workforce scheduling at airports

    Organizing the beehive with airtight scheduling and by thinking ‘out of the cell’ Airports are buzzing with activity 24/7. A variety of personnel with different tasks need to function as a single organism to perform well, just as in a beehive. From cleaning to security, emergency response, information desks, maintenance and trolley logistics, the right person has to be at the right spot to prevent dissatisfaction or even delay. The importance of seamless workforce scheduling at airports is obvious, as well as the specific challenges which have to be overcome. This article describes the specific challenges of workforce scheduling at airports and how to address them.

  • March 01, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Primary motives for flawless Field Service

    A recent survey conducted by ORTEC among field service organizations revealed seven important challenges with two primary motives underlying them: increasing customer satisfaction and saving on costs.

  • January 22, 2016 | Amsterdam

    ORTEC wins first place at the Mathematics Olympiad for Businesses

    After securing a third place last year, ORTEC wins the 2016 edition of the Mathematics Olympiad for Businesses