Ab Ovo is an innovative and independent business & software solutions provider. From the start, its name has represented the vision on the job: a solid commitment to the delivery of IT projects from start to finish, or in Latin: ab ovo usque ad mala (from egg to apple, the start and finish of a Roman meal).
From the beginning of our existence we have had an emphasis on the transport & logistics industries. Over the years we found that our knowledge of logistic processes is also valuable to organizations in other markets. At the moment, Ab Ovo is a key player in the field of logistics and even a market leader in the European rail industry where we developed an even stronger specialization with our solutions.
Starting out as a provider of consultancy and interim & project management services, Ab Ovo is presently for a large part also a provider of advanced software solutions for a broad range of logistic processes. We offer our clients solutions and support for various parts of their businesses, with proprietary software, with standard solutions and also with solutions from our alliance partners.
All our consultants have a proven track record in the markets in which they operate. About half of our staff consists of Business Consultants and Project Managers, each with one or more specializations in Logistics, in Rail, in Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) or in another useful field of expertise. Our other colleagues are specialists in software development, testing and other technical IT-matters, with knowledge and experience with operations research, model driven architecture and various advanced software tools.
Aimms Service Partnership
In January 2005, Ab Ovo Nederland B.V. and AIMMS signed a Service Partner Agreement. Ab Ovo has been using the AIMMS technology since 2004, and is capable of providing its customers services and solutions that enable them to increase the efficiency and performance of their company. The extensive experience of Ab Ovo, in combination with the state-of-the art modeling and optimization technology of AIMMS, will lead to an improved and more complete service to clients.
Applications and solutions
One of the first successes of Ab Ovo’s use of AIMMS was a stock optimization project carried out for Etos, the largest retail pharmacy chain in The Netherlands. Within the project, an econometric stock optimization model was built using AIMMS. The project has led to a 15% decrease in costs of their stock plus a significant increase in delivery reliability.