Friday, February 10th, 2012
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 10 February – SolveIT Software Pty Ltd, a leading provider of enterprise software for supply & demand optimisation and predictive modelling, announced today that the 2012 Integrated Planning & Optimisation Summit (IPOS’12) will draw approximately 400 delegates on February 27th and 28th at the Adelaide Convention Centre:

The summit is hosted by SolveIT Software and Schneider Electric, and is the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind, covering a range of topics from integrated planning & scheduling, to optimisation & simulation technologies. Key sponsors include CSC, Innodev, InnovateSA, Manufacturing Focus, Rubicon Red, Saxton Speakers Bureau, and SMT Consulting.

Delegates will be representing a wide range of companies and industries, including many from the mining and bulk handling sector, such as Anglo Coal, Asciano, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, BHP Billiton Olympic Dam, BHP Billiton Coal, BMA Coal, CBH Group, Crossland Resources, Emerald Group, Fortescue Metals Group, GrainCorp, Hancock, Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator, Iluka Resources, Incitec Pivot, MMG, Oakajee Port & Rail, One Steel, Pacific National Coal, Patrick Terminals, Port Kembla Coal Terminal, Port Waratah Coal Services, Port of Melbourne, QR National, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Rio Tinto Coal, Rio Tinto Simandou, Vittera, Wellard Group, Xstrata Coal, Xstrata Copper, and Xstrata Zinc.

The 2012 Integrated Planning & Optimisation Summit (IPOS’12) will focus on the emerging topic of effective, enterprise-wide decision support and addresses critical topics surrounding integrated planning and optimisation. Presenters include Dr John Gattorna, author of Dynamic Supply Chains; futurist Mike Walsh, author of Futuretainment; John Ansley, CIO of Linfox; Peter Bates, CIO of Xstrata Copper; Aaron Dunton, Supply Chain Manager of Nufarm Australia; and Rohan Davidson, CIO of Rio Tinto Iron Ore.

“The world is becoming more dynamic and more interconnected each year. Managers and executives are finding that changes in supply and demand can be sudden and unexpected. The complexity of doing business is increasing at a rapid rate and it is becoming hard to anticipate events, interpret their potential impact and understand the implication of various decisions at both an operational and strategic level,” said Scott Wooldridge, Vice President Industry Business at Schneider Electric Australia.

“Against this backdrop, managers and executives across countless business sectors are realising that better decision support tools, processes, and paradigms are required to manage the increasing complexity and change occurring in the world. This has created intense market interest around terms such as ‘Integrated Planning’ and ‘Optimisation’, both of which hold the promise of increased visibility, transparency, and most importantly, decision making capability within a business. IPOS 2012 addresses these key topics and showcases the competitive advantage that leading businesses are already experiencing in this domain.”

For more information, please contact Jody Chiem from SolveIT Software at (08) 8221 5533 and visit the event website at:

Contact Profile

SolveIT Software

SolveIT Software Pty Ltd is an Australian company specialising in supply & demand optimisation and predictive modelling. With more than 150 employees across 5 offices, SolveIT offers enterprise advanced planning software for supply chain network optimisation and demand planning & forecasting. SolveIT’s mining software applications cover exploration management, mine planning and scheduling, and pit-to-port logistics optimisation. Customers of SolveIT Software include Rio Tinto Iron Ore, BHP Iron Ore, Viterra, Pacific National Coal, Incitec Pivot, Foster's Group, Nufarm, Liquor Marketing Group, PFD Food Services, Pernod Ricard, Fortescue Metals Group, Xstrata Copper/Zinc/Coal, BMA Coal, Hancock Prospecting, ElectraNet, Crossland Resources, and CBH Group.

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Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words such as "believes", "plans", "expects" or "intends" and other statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements.

SolveIT Software Pty Ltd
Level 1, 99 Frome Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
P.O. Box 3161, Adelaide, SA 5000
Phone: +61 8 8221-5533
Fax: +61 8 8221-5677
[email protected]
Jody Chiem
P: 0882215533
M: 0413296808


Planning & Optimisation Summit, Supply and Demand Optimisation, Bulk handling Sector, Mining Software, Exploration Management



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