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  • March 18, 2019 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    ORTEC launches Ad hoc Planning in the cloud: guaranteeing staffing continuity

    Planners often spend 70-80% of their time looking for ad hoc solutions to unexpected circumstances, such as employee absences or sudden changes in demand. To support organizations in their search for answers to this common problem, ORTEC developed Ad hoc Planning, a new solution that will be available worldwide starting this summer. ORTEC Ad hoc Planning supports organizations in responding quickly and efficiently to sudden changes in the work schedule. This web-based solution ensures that work schedules are always accessible on different devices (mobile, tablet as well as desktop), using relevant and current data to suggest the best possible replacement and facilitating continuity in terms of staffing and service quality.

  • February 12, 2019 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    ORTEC receives ISO 27001:2013 Certificate

    ORTEC is proud to announce that it received the ISO 27001 Information Security Management Certificate from QMS International on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The award was granted during an event at ORTEC’s Zoetermeer headquarters. ORTEC is pleased that the auditors approved the company's information security processes. The auditors recognized that continuous improvement is in ORTEC’s DNA. This attitude is key to ensure information security. With the ISO Certificate, ORTEC honors the request of many of their customers, and proves that their quality of service meets the highest standards.

  • February 05, 2019 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Online Marketing Maturity Scan 2.0 – How Mature Are You?

    In 2018 the expert group Online Marketing Maturity of ShoppingTomorrow - a group led by ORTEC and Oxyma - introduced the Online Marketing Maturity Scan. This scan provides retailers, commercial end-managers and online marketers guidance in defining vision and priorities and in allocating time and resources in online marketing. Recently, version 2.0 of the scan went live – an optimized version enabling organizations to benchmark their performance.

  • January 31, 2019 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    ORTEC Sustainability Report 2017

    ORTEC is pleased to present its sustainability report over the year 2017 to our stakeholders and the public.

  • December 17, 2018 | Zoetermeer

    ORTEC proudly sponsors the 2019 ITC – International Timetabling Competition

    ITC 2019 is one of a large series of challenges, organized under the supervision of the PATAT (Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling) International Series of Conferences. PATAT is holding biennial conferences which serve as a forum for the international community of researchers, practitioners, and vendors on all aspects of computer-aided timetable generation. ITC 2019 was announced in August 2018 and already has 45 registered participants from 23 countries who will compete on solving complex timetabling problems. The winners will be announced at the PATAT 2020 conference in Bruges.

  • November 09, 2018 | Bucharest (RO)

    Carrefour Expands its E-Commerce Business with Applied Mathematics from ORTEC

    Retailers have been shifting towards a consumer-driven market, which has brought dynamic growth to e-commerce and an ongoing effort to increase revenues while maintaining or even reducing logistics costs. Online shoppers expect their groceries to be delivered the same day or the next, without paying more and with real-time communication at every step of the process. Customers also demand a great experience in physical stores. An empty shelf is bad for sales and customer satisfaction, but having too much supply too early increases costs.

  • November 08, 2018 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    ORTEC receives EcoVadis Gold Rating

    After Silver in 2014 and 2016, this year EcoVadis rewarded ORTEC with a Gold Rating for our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts.

  • November 07, 2018 | Castle Donington (UK)

    Largest British logistics company Wincanton is a very satisfied ORTEC customer

    Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has recently announced how happy it is with our collaboration and the benefits it is getting by using the ORTEC cloud-based loading and routing solution.

  • October 12, 2018 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    ORTEC shares Communication on Progress regarding UN Global Compact

    ORTEC is proud to present its first annual Communication on Progress regarding the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption. By publishing the steps we have taken towards a more sustainable world, we reaffirm our support for the UN initiative.

  • October 08, 2018 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    ORTEC Releases Routing Suite Focusing on Supply Chain Collaboration

    ORTEC's latest release of the ORTEC Routing Suite has become available today. The Routing Suite optimizes the daily operations of logistics companies - retailers, shippers, fourth party logistics providers (3PLs and 4PLs), and logistics service providers (LSP) - by dynamically scheduling deliveries, resources and loads.

  • October 01, 2018 | Warsaw (PL)

    Panalpina Poland has optimized its organization with ORTEC Routing and Dispatch

    Panalpina is a customer-focused global provider of freight forwarding and logistics solutions, that has been continuously consolidating its presence and competency through a commitment to long-term sustainable development and financial success. As part of their expansion, their division in Poland has been collaborating with ORTEC since 2015.

  • September 05, 2018 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    ORTEC organizes exclusive Retail Summit for its customers

    ORTEC organizes an exclusive Retail Summit for its customers on 13 and 14 September in the Netherlands. The unique event enables customers to meet counterparts at other leading retail organizations and to learn from each other. During the event, industry experts share their views on the future of Retail and the challenges retail organizations encounter in their day-to-day business. Customers in return, share their experiences during a round table discussion and pay a visit to the port of Rotterdam, the smartest port of the world, to learn how they make the most out of their data challenges.

  • August 14, 2018 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Permanent decrease of operational costs crucial to keep supplying gas effectively

    The energy usage in the Netherlands still heavily relies on natural gas. The so called smaller fields are becoming increasingly important with the accelerated phase out of larger fields. However, the dependency of the offshore gas transport network on large fields becomes clearer now these fields have reached the end of their production phase. Elimination of inefficiencies and a continuous reduction of operational costs is crucial to keep supplying gas effectively. In a recent article - published in “Energie in Beweging” - Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (EBN) explains how far-reaching cooperation and clustering are key in this and how a by ORTEC and EBN developed optimization model contributes to achieve that.

  • July 12, 2018 | Bucharest (RO)

    ORTEC Co-Founder and CFO, Gerrit Timmer, speaks at the International Mathematical Olympiad, alongside Ciprian Manolescu and Victor Nistor

    ORTEC, one of the largest providers of advanced mathematical technology, proudly supported this year’s International Mathematical Olympiad as a Partner. On the 11th of July, as part of ORTEC’s conference, Prof. Dr. Gerrit Timmer, ORTEC Co-Founder and CFO, gave a powerful presentation on the importance of mathematics and the role it plays almost everywhere in the world. Key note speakers were two former Romanian Gold medalists: Prof. Dr. Ciprian Manolescu, the only person to achieve three perfect scores at IMO 1995-1997, and Prof. Dr. Victor Nistor of Universite de Lorraine (2-time Gold, 1978-1979).

  • June 28, 2018 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Conferences powered by AI: RAI implements ORTEC’s recommender system to add value to the event experience

    RAI Amsterdam, a conference and trade show organizer, has implemented an AI-controlled recommender system for its events. The self-learning technology is developed in association with ORTEC. The recommender system is presented today at the AI Expo Europe, taking place in Amsterdam.

  • June 25, 2018 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Apply intelligent scheduling within your company? Learn all about it during ICAPS 2018!

    The International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) takes place from June 24 until June 29 at the Technological University in Delft, the Netherlands. During the conference several key-note speakers will share their knowledge and expertise in the field of intelligent scheduling and workshops, and tutorials are held to inspire the participants and get them started.

  • June 15, 2018 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Innovative R&D Project on Routing Optimization Recognized by Dutch Award

    Sander Siemons, an Operations Research student from Tilburg University, has won the Dutch Logistics Master Thesis Award for a Routing Optimization with uncertainty project completed during his internship at ORTEC.

  • June 15, 2018 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Creating inspiring visitor encounters with Artificial Intelligence – A Presentation by Pieter Bons of ORTEC and Bret Baas of RAI Amsterdam at AI Expo Europe 27-28th June 2018

    Get inspired during the AI Expo in Amsterdam on 27-28th June 2018. On Thursday 28th June, Pieter Bons and Bret Baas will share how to create inspiring encounters along the visitor journey using personalized recommenders. Next to that, ORTEC will be inspiring visitors on the opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science at booth 423 on both 27-28th June.

  • June 08, 2018 | Amsterdam (NL)

    ORTEC | adscience named number one among Demand Side Platforms in Emerce 100 listing

    ORTEC | adscience is proud to be ranked number one among all Demand Side Platforms listed on the 13th edition of the Emerce100. The company was awarded a total five stars, an increase of one star compared to last year, illustrating the team’s commitment to meet the needs of its customers by improving the platform.

  • June 04, 2018 | Zoetermeer (NL)

    Rolf Lange exchanges financial sector for data science division of ORTEC

    ORTEC has appointed Rolf Lange (44) as Director Technology for its data science activities. Lange will – among other things – focus on strengthening ORTEC’s product and service portfolio.