Metals: Planning and Scheduling for Optimized Production and Supply Chain
The Metals Industry
As the supplier of essential materials for industries such as transportation, manufacturing and construction, the metals industry plays a critical role in today’s worldwide economy. Consolidation and specialization in the metals market has generated a few global leaders and numerous specialized niche players. Intense competitive pressure has driven smaller players to capitalize on their specific differentiators, while forcing global players to profit from economies of scale. Whether big or small, all metal companies need increased productivity and enhanced supply chain efficiency to survive in this dynamic environment. Quintiq understands these challenges and offers a variety of planning solutions.
The Quintiq Planning Software Solutions
Quintiq planning solutions are designed to support the complete supply chain planning process, including the following:
- Smelting and casting facilities
- Integrated/non-integrated mills
- Specialty and mini-mills
- Converters and processors
- Finishing facilities
- Service centers
The revolutionary planning solutions engineered by Quintiq improve results through increased productivity and supply chain efficiency. The result: enhanced agility within and across all of these areas.
Quintiq is global market leader in planning the production and processing of aluminum rolled products. Almost 30% market share in hot rolled and continuous casting within the worldwide aluminum business prove the Quintiq expertise.
4 of the Top 5 copper producers of the world use Quintiq to plan and optimize their supply chain operations.
Steel production and supply chain processes are complex to plan and schedule. A vast array of end products is produced from a few raw materials. Quintiq understands these complexities on plant and supply chain level and helps to control the flows.
Quintiq understands the needs of service centers and helps service centers by offering a full portfolio of planning and scheduling solutions specifically designed for the service centers industry.
The Quintiq application suite specified for the metals industry consists of software solutions for strategic production planning, tactical production planning, operational production planning, and logistics planning.