Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Chooses Quintiq Strategic Planning Solution to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs

Melbourne, Australia, January 6, 2010 Quintiq, a leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions, today announced that the Queensland section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS), one of the largest and most comprehensive aero-medical organizations in the world, has selected Quintiq to supply it with a multi-resource planning solution.

The Quintiq solution will unify RFDS' planning processes so it will be able to optimally utilize its prime resources and reduce administrative expenses associated with planning. RFDS, a non-profit organization supported by the Commonwealth and State Governments, employs the latest in aviation, medical and communications technologies to deliver extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people throughout the remote areas of Australia.

In Queensland, RFDS has a fleet of 17 aircraft operating from 7 bases located across the state and conducts more than 80,000 patient consultations per year. The Quintiq solution will help RFDS improve efficiencies and reduce costs in multiple ways. Having a unified planning system throughout the organization will facilitate wider use of resources by enabling better cooperation and communication between the numerous bases.

The improved resource utilization will reduce RFDS' need for external resources, such as accommodation and chartered aircraft. And, by integrating the planning processes, the solution will give RFDS' managers access to more consistent information for improved decision making. Additionally, Quintiq will replace labor-intensive planning processes currently performed by RFDS' planners, thereby lowering labor expenses, reducing administrative inefficiencies and eliminating errors that traditionally occur with manual rostering processes.

We selected Quintiq as a strategic planning tool to help us unify our planning processes and reduce overall costs, said Nino Di Marco, CEO of RFDS (Queensland Section). We are seeing demand for our services grow through the provision of a broader range of services to a growing number of people. We are very confident that Quintiq will support our growing needs well into the future. Paul Shepherd, Business Unit Director at Quintiq, added, The Royal Flying Doctor Service is an Australian icon known throughout the world. We are very pleased to be supporting them in reducing costs and improving efficiencies as we know that the results will benefit so many people. We look forward to making this a successful project for them as we continue toward being the multi-resource planning solution of choice.

The Quintiq team is implementing the solution with completion expected in February, 2010. About Quintiq Quintiq provides advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain management solutions. The fast-growing Dutch company, established in 1997, offers software for planning and optimizing complex business processes throughout the enterprise.

The companys headquarters is located in the Netherlands and it has subsidiaries in Australia, China, Finland Germany, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the USA, with implementations in 68 countries. For more information: More information: Quintiq Australia & New Zealand Robin Sands Marketing Manager +61 3 9268 6900 Quintiq Martijn van Gils Global Marketing Director +31 (0)73 691 07 39 Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Qld Section) Russell Ousley General Manager Marketing and Fundraising +61 7 3860 1113
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