MONTREAL, Que. -- Canadian National Railway is now using Quintiq’s Mobility Server in its container pick-up and delivery operations, the company announced. CN, which currently uses Quintiq’s Logistics Planner solution, will use Quintiq’s Mobility app to obtain real-time visibility of container pick-up and delivery via smartphones.
Quintiq’s Mobility Server is designed to provide customers with a scalable, secure, fast and intuitive optimization platform that can be used to connect multiple mobile apps. Quintiq has specially configured a Mobility app for CN, allowing its drivers to directly interact with their schedules. Capable of supporting local or individual decision-making and synchronizing these decisions with the Logistics Planner solution, the Mobility app is designed to enable individual users to participate in the scheduling process, while the Logistics Planner solution ensures, at the same time, that the optimal schedule outcome is maintained.
CN says using the technology will reduce its operational costs by reducing the number of repositioning moves, while resource visibility will also improve as a result of implementing Quintiq's map-based dispatching solution.
“CN was looking for a modern, cost-effective means of leveraging new driver scheduling technology. The implementation of Quintiq’s Logistics Planner will be simplified by adding in Quintiq’s Mobility App, further enabling CN to increase the quality of the services it provides to its intermodal customers and value to shareholders,” said Pierre Arsenault, CN’s general manager of intermodal operations.
“Quintiq’s Mobility App will maximize CN’s intermodal delivery performance by fostering improved visibility and communication with the company’s truck delivery fleet, offering drivers, and therefore customers, a better experience,” said Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq.