About Us

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We are Ab Ovo

It is our mission to help supply chain and logistics companies work more efficiently, make better decisions and become resilient. We add value through AI driven transformation & solutions that digitize processes and extract insight from data.

As leaders in mathematical optimization, we have witnessed the ascent of Artificial Intelligence first-hand and see the value it adds in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty and change. But to successfully unlock the potential of AI, we believe it is important to combine analytical proficiency with in-depth domain expertise.

We love supply chain and logistics and have a deeply rooted connection with the industry. Which is why we recruit both top talent from operational research and mathematics faculties, as well as seasoned domain experts from the field’s leading brands. We typically work in small, autonomous teams empowering them to make decisions swiftly and think and act customer centric. We nurture creative and critical thinking and cherish the devotion and passion of our colleagues.


Despite our global footprint, the port of Rotterdam is our home. Our approach is no-nonsense, hands-on and results oriented. We (1) prove value with rapid prototyping, (2) design sharp algorithms, (3) craft software that does the job, (4) deliver platforms designed to scale and (5) coach organizations to enact change and realize value.

Thanks to the combination of talented colleagues, strong industry ties & down-to-earth approach. Ab Ovo is the right partner for any supply chain and logistics organization ready to harness the power of AI.

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Shared History

DELMIA Quintiq and Ab Ovo have an extensive shared history. We are both innovative leaders in rail, aviation, maritime, manufacturing, retail, and logistics. Ab Ovo is one of DELMIA Quintiq’s longest-standing and most experienced partners. 

Partner Ecosystem Strengthening the Supply Chain

We believe that the supply chain is a key enabler for business growth. We are open for collaboration with fellow organizations striving for the same ambition to strengthen the supply chain by creating business value with software solutions, industry expertise and advanced analytics.

Whether you are a consultancy or technology company, if you see benefits of joining forces, please contact us.

Industry Recognition

We support our customers in the digital transformation of their business operations. Data driven decision support is our company’s heartbeat and we deliver clarity by digitizing decision processes with extensive supply chain expertise, our smart technology and our skilled analytical team.


Join Ab Ovo


Netherlands - Software Developer Planning & Optimization (starter)

Your job is to develop the best possible solutions in the field of complex planning and optimization, and take part in the development process of applications.

Netherlands - Software Developer Planning & Optimization (starter)

Your job is to develop the best possible solutions in the field of complex planning and optimization, and take part in the development process of applications.

Netherlands - Lead DELMIA Quintiq Specialist / Software Expert

Do you want to solve complex puzzles? With your knowledge of the business and software development, you design the best possible solutions for an international set of clients.

US - Operations Research Analyst/Business Consultant

Provide expertise to customers in the rail, maritime, landside logistics, aviation, workforce planning and retail distribution industries in solving planning puzzles in the logistics/supply chain arena.

Netherlands - Technical Application Manager

Together with your colleagues you will be responsible for the maintenance of various applications and databases within our development environment. By delivering high quality work…

Germany - Lead DELMIA Quintiq Specialist / Software Expert

You are self-organizing and know how to get things done. With your innovative and entrepreneurial mindset, you always look at new opportunities to improve business processes.

Germany - Lead DELMIA Quintiq Industry Process Consultant

As a lead DELMIA Quintiq Industry Process Consultant you will collaborate in a project team with project managers, software experts, technical consultants and optimization specialists. 

Journey to an amazing career

 We deliver innovative, ambitious, exceptional, fascinating, and valuable projects to our global clients. Our company’s strong growth enables you to make the next step in your career. It enables you to find the new projects that tie in with your challenges and ambitions. Our people cherish their freedom and like to take responsibility for matters. We encourage you to use your talents and are open to your ideas. Our history proves this. We offer quality to our customers and this is demanded from you, but we also offer you the opportunity to become a top player in our industry for our clients. We want to help you on your journey to an amazing career.

“I really enjoy the opportunity to be creative and to face new exciting challenges. The cooperation within the international team is a plus as well.”

Anna Rixen

DELMIA Quintiq Software Expert

We are large and small.

We offer you the best of both worlds in many ways. We are large enough to offer you interesting work at the top end of the market, but yet we are a small family, flexible enough to listen to your work aspirations.


We are passionate.

We are passionate not only about our development projects, but also our training and support. The passionate people build Ab Ovo and delight the customers. Technological developments in our market are extremely fast, which is why we invest in people to be on top of this.


We get things done.

We deliver what we promise and we get things done. We like to bring good ideas to the table and cross-pollinating between industries. We have a down-to-earth vision and pragmatic flexible approach to work/life balance.


We love what we do.

We want you to love your work, too. Peer colleagues and senior experts inspire you to get that feeling we want to achieve in the day-to-day work. Besides this we offer flexibility, by supporting freedom and personal responsibility and we offer an excellent total package.

Management Team

Edwin Hageman

Edwin Hageman


André Haket

André Haket


Fred Trompert

Fred Trompert


Gerd Jens Schmidt

Gerd Jens Schmidt

Managing Director Germany

Håkan Franzén

Håkan Franzén

Managing Director Nordic

Barbara Roos

Barbara Roos

Managing Director USA

AI Driven Transformation & Solutions

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How can we help you?

We support numerous use cases and deliver clarity by digitizing decision processes with extensive industry expertise, smart technology solutions and our skilled analytical team.