Ovako Wire Improves Performance

January 10, 2007 | 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

The after-treatment of steel wire consists of a number of different processes; depending on customer specific requirements, wire may need to undergo heating, cleaning and/ or drawing. To improve the control of this complex process Ovako Wire selected the Quintiq planning software. To measure the success of the implementation, Ovako defined targets based on its most important KPIs, namely:

  • Shorten production cycles;
  • Improve the usage of heating ovens (productivity);
  • Reduce stock;
  • Improve customer service.


Ovako Wire BV is part of the European steel producer Ovako, which has 18 production sites throughout Europe. The company produced approximately two million tons of steel in 2005 and recorded a turnover of ? 1,3 billion.


About Quintiq
Quintiq provides advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain management solutions. The fast-growing Dutch company, established in 1997, offers software for planning, optimizing and automating complex business processes throughout the enterprise. Deloitte has recognized Quintiq as being one of the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, and Gartner has acknowledged Quintiq for its innovative products and market presence. The company has its head office in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, and has subsidiaries in Germany, UK, Malaysia and the USA. Quintiq is certified for "SAP Powered by NetWeaver". For more information: www.quintiq.com