Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands, May 10th 2016: Ab Ovo, a leading solution provider for advanced planning & scheduling, announces the go live of the integrated planning solution at Eurailscout.

This Spring, Eurailscout successfully replaced the growing number of Excel sheets used for workforce scheduling and resourcing by a Quintiq-software based integrated solution, developed and implemented by Ab Ovo. The solution supports the short-term and real-time execution of train resources, ground staff, trains staff and office planning. Furthermore, it includes long-term staff capacity planning as well.

Ab Ovo was chosen as the supplier of the tailor made solution, because of the combination of Ab Ovo’s in-depth knowledge of the rail industry and Quintiq planning software, to solve this complex planning puzzle. The combination realized a solution that allows open collaboration between the different planning departments and is a flexible platform for application enhancements to support
Eurailscout’s foreseen growth.

With the integrated solution Eurailscout’s planners are able to make the best decision for scheduling and re- scheduling resources and disruption management. Furthermore, it provides more transparency in the planning puzzle and legislation compliance. And it increases the efficiency of planning: more time for a good plan. Above resulted already in increased employee satisfaction.

“After a smooth implementation of our integrated planning solution, we are now capable of making more efficient, compliant plans for our resources”, said Michael van Milt, CFO Eurailscout. “With the increase in resource utilization we can support the growth of our business. Ab Ovo delivered the Quintiq based solution on time and within budget.”

“Eurailscout needed an integrated planning solution to replace the previous used Excel planning sheets, making efficient plans for resource use and keeping it compliant to work and safety rules”, said Ronald van Doorn, CCO Ab Ovo. “With the Quintiq software platform, we were able to implement a solution meeting all requirements and gain efficiencies in planning for Eurailscout.”

Eurailscout is one of the top rail infrastructure analysis and inspection companies of Europe. The company inspects inspect and analyses more than 8,000 switches and 100,000 kilometers of rail tracks, annually. The company is headquartered in Amersfoort, The Netherlands with branch offices in Germany, France and Italy.

Ab Ovo
Ab Ovo is an innovative and independent business & software solutions provider. We provide highly specialized logistics software solutions, supply chain analytics and rail cargo solutions. Ab Ovo is a key player in the field of logistics with extensive experience and expertise in supply chain management, logistic processes and advanced planning, scheduling & optimization solutions. Ab Ovo delivers unique software solutions based on our in-house software development and specialist third-party software from a selected number of highly innovative partners. Offices are located in the Netherlands (Rotterdam (HQ) and Amsterdam), Germany (Düsseldorf), Sweden (Stockholm) and China (Shanghai). For more information about our activities and relevant references, please visit

About Quintiq
Every business has its supply chain planning puzzles. Some of those puzzles are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those puzzles
using a single supply chain planning & optimization software platform. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Part of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), Quintiq has headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, with offices around the world. For more information, visit