We are ORTEC, a purpose-driven organization changing businesses and society at large through the power of data-driven mathematical optimization. We make businesses more efficient, more predictable and more effective. Turning complex challenges into easy-to-use solutions.


ORTEC’s products and services result in optimized fleet routing and dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery forecasting, logistics network planning and warehouse control. ORTEC offers stand-alone, custom-made and SAP® certified and embedded solutions, supported by strategic partnerships.


We serve clients in almost every industry. And with 17 offices strategically located across 4 continents, we can deliver solutions on a global scale. Always underpinned by local know-how and service.


Working at ORTEC

ORTEC is an ambitious organization. Since our founding in 1981, we have grown to employ over 1000 people at locations in Europe, the United States, Australia and Brazil. Most of our employees began working with us after completing their studies. The average ORTEC employee has a technical master's or bachelor's degree, a strongly developed capacity for analytical thinking and the drive to understand problems and then to solve them. The company’s organizational structure is flat, with short lines of communication. The atmosphere is open and informal, which forms an excellent basis for a productive working environment.


You are invited to attend social activities organized by our employees' association, and the Friday afternoon drinks in our own ORTap. Furthermore, an excursion for your department or ORTEC as a whole is organized annually, such as the Christmas breakfast or a barbecue at one of the founders’ homes. And in addition to the (Young) Professionals Development Program, each month Young ORTEC organizes activities to help develop your talent, increase your knowledge and expand your network.


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Students and starters

We are always looking for ambitious students/starters who have affinity with IT, optimization and logistics. As a student you can do a graduation internship and as an graduate you can do an traineeship.

If you are interested in working at ORTEC, you can send your resume, motivation and grades list to recruitment@ortec.com. Give a clear indication about the period and specialization you are looking for in the (graduation) internship. For more information you can contact Anouk de Winter or Larissa Ravenhorst (Recruiters).

jan 18, 2024
ORTEC Zoetermeer, Nederland
Job description We are looking for a graduate student that wants to optimize our world! We have an exciting graduation project that offers a unique opportunity to dive deep into the realm of transport planning within the manufacturing sector.    In this assignment, you will tackle the critical task of creating a comprehensive locomotive transport plan for one of our esteemed manufacturing clients. Key factors to consider include:  Resource availability  Optimal selection of wagon types  Travel times for individual routes    However, the true challenge lies in understanding how these factors interact and change when combined. To address this challenge, you will have the opportunity to explore a range of solution methods. You are free to determine your own solution method, but techniques that might be relevant are:  Supervised machine learning, as it will prove valuable in learning from...
Operations Research
jan 17, 2024
ORTEC Zoetermeer, Nederland
Job description ORTEC leverages data etand mathematics to create value for businesses and society at large. We are active in the transport industry, where we develop and implement optimization software, data analytics solutions and consultancy services. We see that this industry, instead of focusing only on costs as in the ‘80s, is now pushed by globalization, legislation and shortages to also consider other objectives in optimization   As driver shortage is a big challenge, ORTEC wants to address drivers’ wellbeing more. The aim of this work is to help ORTEC include driver satisfaction explicitly in the optimization engine of the route optimization software.  A first research question is how to incorporate the driver happiness into the routing problem model. A second research question is how to adapt the algorithm to explicitly optimize also on driver happiness.   As a thesis student, you will study the scientific literature...
Operations Research Data Science