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  • July 24, 2017 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    The ORTEC VeRoLog Solver Challenge was a huge success!

    From June last year till July 2017 we were the proud organizers of the third edition of the VeRoLog Solver Challenge. This competition challenges the best experts from around the world to compete on the most complex routing problems. Last week, the winners were announced during the VeRoLog conference at the VU, Amsterdam.

  • July 19, 2017 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    ORTEC appoints Michael van Duijn as new CEO

    ORTEC, the world leader in mathematical optimization software and analytics, has appointed Michael van Duijn per July 1st as new CEO. He is taking over the role from co-founder Aart van Beuzekom, who will continue as chairman of the board. Next to that, ex-Unilever marketeer Edgar Benschop has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer.

  • July 10, 2017 | Bucharest (RO)

    7% savings in empty km are expected by the end of the year at Aquila

    “When running a route in Romania, our drivers typically don’t need navigation as they know the roads so well. However, optimized routing is incredibly important. Now, if a driver wants to take a certain road that adds kilometers onto a trip, we can direct them to another, more efficient route through the app, saving time and money.” Adrian Pantazi, Transport Development and Projects Implementation Manager at Aquila.

  • July 05, 2017 | Bucharest (RO)

    Herman Wierenga speaking with Business Review about the added value created by ORTEC’s specialists and R&D teams in Bucharest

    In an interview with Business Review Magazine, Herman Wierenga shares his insights on Romania’s future IT specialists and encourages companies to take the next step from outsourcing to R&D: "To continue the growth of the Romanian IT industry, even when the salaries will go up and some outsourcing companies might move on to other – cheaper – countries, the IT specialists of the future will need to master the skill of product development, research and innovation". He also talks about the growing demand for advanced mathematical and optimization solutions in the Romanian transport and retail industries.

  • June 09, 2017 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Challenge accepted: ORTEC inspires data scientists worldwide!

    In today’s rapidly changing world our clients are facing complex and ambiguous challenges. Sometimes they are so challenging that even scientific literature cannot tell us how to approach them. Therefor we challenged world’s best universities to join the Vehicle Routing in Logistics Solver Challenge, the VeRoLog.

  • May 15, 2017 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Mandersloot klaar voor toekomst met ORTEC’s planningsoftware

    Mandersloot, een bekend internationaal transportbedrijf gespecialiseerd in logistieke dienstverlening en koeltransport binnen Oost-Europa, is in de afgelopen jaren jaarlijks met 20% gegroeid. Naast het hoofdkantoor in Nederland heeft Mandersloot ook vestigingen in Polen, Tsjechië, Hongarije en Roemenië. In totaal werken er zo’n 500 mensen en bestaat de eigen vloot uit 130 voertuigen. Een efficiënt communicatie- en datasysteem is een must. Met de aanschaf van het nieuwe transport management systeem Navitrans en ORTEC’s automatische plansysteem zijn ze in een klap klaar voor de toekomst!

  • May 11, 2017 | Zagreb (HR)

    ORTEC will be at the Supply Chain Management Conference in Zagreb

    Do you know what the weakest link in your Supply Chain is? How do you cope with the seasonal nature of the Supply Chain business and balance capacity? What risks are being taken in the Supply Chain market and how should they be managed? What is the technology of tomorrow and what should we consider today?

  • May 10, 2017 | Poiana Brasov (RO)

    Let’s “meat” at the 2017 Meat & Milk Conference

    We are pleased to announce our participation at the 6th edition of Meat & Milk Conference and exhibition event in Poiana Brasov, on the 25th and 26th of May 2017.

  • 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.

  • March 24, 2017 | Bucharest (RO)

    ORTEC and Business Lease Romania - committed to driving electric

    ORTEC Central and Eastern Europe recently purchased one electric and one hybrid car from Business Lease Romania, one of the largest companies providing integrated solutions for Operational Leasing and Mobility.

  • March 16, 2017 | Bucharest (RO)

    Shaping tomorrow's tech generation: ORTEC CEE at the Innovation Labs 2017 Hackathon, Bucharest

    On the 4th & 5th of March, the Politehnica University of Bucharest (UPB) hosted the Innovation Labs 2017 Hackathon, a go-to event for young tech founders and startups where they join forces to create new products from scratch. Our experts (Serghei Radjabov, Szabolcs Balazs and Alex Popescu) participated in the event as mentors, sharing their expertise with tomorrow’s tech generation of Romania.

  • March 13, 2017 | Bucharest (RO)

    The story of Aquila, ORTEC’s customer in Romania, featured in the HERE 360 blog

    In 2016, Aquila, a Romania-based transport services company, with over 20 years’ experience in transport, distribution, and logistics, chose to implement the ORTEC Routing and Dispatch software solution and mobile application, embedded with the HERE SDK. Aquila’s main goals are to optimize daily routing operations, create cost savings, improve visibility over the planning process and to increase customer service level.

  • March 09, 2017 | Time | Amsterdam (NL)

    Let The Econometric Games begin!

    For the third year in a row ORTEC and EY joined forces to be the main sponsors of The Econometric Game. This event, also known as the ‘World Championships of Econometrics’, will take place from the 5th to 7th of April in Amsterdam. We are very proud to be part of one of the most prestigious events organized by the study association for Actuarial Science, Econometrics & Operational Research (VSAE) of the University of Amsterdam.

  • March 09, 2017 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Dutch Data Science Awards event to be held in Haarlem

    On Thursday June 8th 2017 the Dutch Data Science Awards event will be held in Haarlem. The Dutch Data Science Awards is an initiative of The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) and the Big Data Alliance (BDA). It is meant to give The Netherlands more exposure as the world’s leading country in data science, and to stimulate entrepeneurship and academic research.

  • March 07, 2017 | Bucharest (RO)

    ORTEC active in building a successful Dutch-Romanian tech cooperation

    On the 3rd of March, ORTEC was part of "Building a successful Dutch-Romanian tech cooperation", the Netherlands Romanian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) event which took place at the Politehnica University of Bucharest (UPB).

  • 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.

  • December 22, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    ORTEC steps up sustainability initiatives

  • December 11, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Peter Blangé leaves ORTEC Sports to take up new role at KNVB

    Peter Blangé, currently Data Analytics & Innovation Manager at ORTEC Sports, is leaving ORTEC to work as Performance and Innovation Manager at KNVB, the Royal Dutch Football Union. He will start working at KNVB as of February 1, 2017. “Football is a fantastic sport, I am taking up a challenging new assignment at KNVB.” - Peter Blangé.

  • November 28, 2016 | Romania (RO)

    Press interview with Herman Wierenga, Managing Director of ORTEC Central & Eastern Europe

    Herman Wierenga, ORTEC CEE Managing Director, has been interviewed by Agerpres, the Romanian National Press Agency. The interview has resulted in two articles, one is focused on topics such as innovation, transportation industry trends, the company's growth and its Dutch style work environment.

  • November 23, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    ORTEC sustainable research initiatives

    ORTEC was founded on April 1st, 1981 by five innovative thinkers. These Econometrics students at Erasmus University Rotterdam believed the mathematical theories and algorithms they worked on could be practically applied to significantly improve business performance.