Bringing order to chaos: Characteristic-based material planning for the metals industry

December 6, 2017
2:00PM - 2:30PM CEST
Within the metals industry, the pressure is on for companies to be flexible and responsive in production. At the same time, you need to master the complexity that the metals supply chain embodies.

In the second part of our webinar series, we will highlight the benefits and value of characteristic-based planning. Quintiq's Marcel Haarman and Dr. Pascal Lutter will showcase how you can take your metals supply chain to the next level, by reserving the materials while matching relevant metal characteristics to your needs.

They will also demonstrate Quintiq's capability to boost your supply chain excellence — by supporting both product planning and detailed characteristic bases material planning at the same time.

Join us this December 6 to:

  • Increase delivery performance and customer service levels
  • Decrease inventories by evaluating all relevant material characteristics while doing integrated material and capacity planning
  • Reduce costs and production lead times

This is an in-depth webinar focused on characteristic-based planning using Quintiq Company Planner. It is a continuation of the contents showcased in our first webinar.
About the presenters
Marcel Haarman, Senior Business Consultant (BUMET), Quintiq

Marcel Haarman has been involved in the execution of various Quintiq projects in the metals industry, including Tata Steel Europe, ThyssenKrupp Steel, Severstal, Constellium and Aurubis. His core competencies include business consultancy, and the functional design and quality assurance of Quintiq solutions. His main focus lies on sales and operations planning, master production scheduling, and scheduling for companies operating in the steel, aluminum and copper industries. Marcel holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Twente, and is APICS CPIM certified.

Dr. Pascal Lutter, Business Consultant (BUMET), Quintiq

Dr. Pascal Lutter has been involved in the execution of several projects for ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, Aurubis, AMAG and NLMK. His main focus lies in optimization, master production scheduling, and scheduling for companies in the steel and aluminum industries. Pascal holds a Ph.D. in operations research from Ruhr-University Bochum. He has also published several articles on optimization and its applications to real-world planning problems in several scientific journals.