KME Group is the world's largest manufacturer of semi-finished copper and copper alloy products (excluding copper wire), with a 30 percent share of the European market and seven percent worldwide.

KME has been working with Quintiq's scheduling solution for several years now and the company recently decided to manage S&OP and other long-term functions with Quintiq too.

KME has implemented these scheduling solutions at plants in Fornaci di Barga, Italy, and Osnabrü, Germany, where it is primarily used by the planning and production departments to streamline short-term operational planning and execution.

The sales and marketing departments at both sites are working with Quintiq to align production with demand, automated tactical planning and interactive decision support. The solution is fully integrated with KME's existing SAP ERP system.
With the Quintiq scheduler, we are able to handle all short term planning challenges and respond quickly to our customer. With implementing the company planner, we expect a quick reduction of inventory costs, better delivery performance and a company-wide visibility. Partnering with Quintiq therefore was our natural choice.
Francesco De Nola,
Manufacturing Director for copper tubes and rolled products,