October 26, 2011

AIMMS partner Outperform has been selected to provide a system for the planning of global seed production at Rijk Zwaan. Deciding factors were the quality of the Outperform software products, a demonstration of how these can be applied to the seed production challenge and commitment to meet the requirements in full. With this decision, Rijk Zwaan and Outperform extend their strategic collaboration.

Pieter Jan Epema – Manager Supply Chain Rijk Zwaan: “Selecting a vendor for the planning of global seed production was not a quick decision. We selected Outperform because they demonstrated total commitment to meet our requirements in full. After evaluating the software and the people behind it, I have no doubt they will.”

The implementation project will be kicked off on 14th September and is scheduled to go live in Spring 2012. The decisions made on planning seed production have long term impact and involve a multitude of trade-offs and constraints.

“It is another opportunity for Outperform to bring the power of optimization to business users at all levels.” according to Uneco de Meester, Managing Director Outperform.

About Rijk Zwaan

Rijk Zwaan specializes in breeding and supplying vegetable seed for commercial cultivation in glasshouses, tunnels and outdoors, anywhere in the world. In the world’s top 10 of globally-operating vegetable breeding companies, Rijk Zwaan holds a mid-position. Rijk Zwaan has a very broad base, with 900 varieties in approximately 25 different vegetable crops. Breeding and production facilities are located all over the world and seeds are sold in more than 100 different countries. Rijk Zwaan works with locally operating sales subsidiaries and with exclusive distributors. The head office is situated in De Lier, the Netherlands.


About Outperform

Outperform provides solutions for Sales and Operations Planning, covering the entire spectrum from forecasting the demand to planning the supply and production of products. Outperform supplies the software, business consulting, implementation services and long term support. Outperform clients enjoy simple and intuitive solutions that cover exactly their planning process.


About Paragon Decision Technology

Paragon Decision Technology is an innovative technology company with offices in The Netherlands, United States, and Singapore. For over 20 years, Paragon has been developing and selling AIMMS, a unique mathematical optimization platform. AIMMS customers can create optimization engines and solutions that enable optimal decision making on complex strategic, tactical or operational problems. We are passionate about our mission of bringing the benefits of OR to society. In addition to our platform AIMMS, our employees, partners, and academic network are vital to our success. The depth and breadth of their knowledge regarding OR and optimization modeling enables our customers to capture their business problems in well-defined AIMMS models.

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