Quintiq Metals Community Conference

Optimized planning: The route to reaching your financial goals

November 9, 2017
Where : Çirağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Ciragan Caddesi 32
34349 Istanbul

At the Quintiq World Tour in Istanbul last year, we committed on supporting the creating of a true community of leaders in the metals industry in Turkey. This year, we are making good on that promise.

On November 9, we will bring together a great line-up of speakers from the European metals community to share their insights, experience and best practices in taking their supply chain challenges head-on. We invite you to join our experts, Quintiq customers and your peers from the steel, aluminum, copper, metals and mining industries for a day of in-depth discussions and networking.

Our supply chain experts will be happy to help you find new ways to take advantage of the opportunities through an in-depth analysis of your planning challenges, as well as tailored solutions to help you meet your business objectives. You can also put your planning skills to the test with our scheduling demo challenge, as you’re tasking with scheduling a real metals operation.

Following the conference, you are invited to join us at the Laledan restaurant for a post-event gourmet dinner.

Register now and be part the community by completing the form on your right.


9:30 Registration
10:00 Planning & optimization in the digital age
Francois Eijgelshoven, Quintiq
10:15 Turning supply chain complexity into a financial asset
Mattia Testi, Quintiq
11:00 Customer story - Process optimization by integrating transportation and production planning
Mikko Pajukoski, Ruukki
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Steel planning challenge
Umut Çorbacioğlu, Quintiq
14:30 Realizing business benefits from planning software investments: Lessons learned
Jo Wevers, JW & Co.
15:15 Coffee Break
15:45 Customer story — Making it happen in Turkey: The big-bang approach in aluminum planning
Alpay Ekşi, ASAŞ Alüminyum Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
16:45 Networking drink
19:00 Dinner


Francois Eijgelshoven
General Manager for EMEA-Russia, Quintiq
Francois Eijgelshoven is Quintiq's general manager for the EMEA-Russia region. He is responsible for Quintiq in the metals manufacturing, logistics and oil & gas sectors, as well as the Nordic region across all industries. Francois joined Quintiq in 2001 and rose through the ranks to become director of the metals & manufacturing business unit in 2005. He strengthened the business unit’s presence, particularly in the semi-process and discrete industries, across various geographical locations. He holds a master's degree in industrial engineering and management service, with a major in international logistics, from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Mattia Testi
Account Executive, Quintiq
Mattia Testi is responsible for the development of Quintiq in the Turkish and Eastern European regions. He helps metals companies evaluate value generation opportunities throughout the supply chain. Prior to joining Quintiq, Mattia gained extensive consulting experience developing and delivering logistics and transport optimization solutions across Europe, the US and Brazil, first as a management consultant in Italy and later as a consultant in the area of supply chain software,. Mattia holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, both in aerospace engineering, from the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Jo Wevers
Founder & Chief Consultant, JW & Co.
Jo Wevers is the founder and chief consultant at JW & Co, a consultancy that assists companies in getting the most out of their supply chains. He is also the firm’s chief consultant. Jo’s career has seen him take on a wide variety of roles in supply chain management and information technology. Prior to JW &Co, he worked for leading aluminum producer Aleris for 25 years, where he served as the vice president of supply chain. He also worked for several years in consultancy and software development for the metals industry. Jo studied mechanical engineering and business at the University of Leuven and the Vlerick Management School.

Umut Çorbacioğlu
Deputy Director Delivery, Quintiq
Umut Çorbacioğlu has over 10 years of experience in supply chain optimization, with multiple roles within the metals market. He has been involved in an extensive list of projects which include Ruuki in Finland Elval in Greece, Severstal in Russia and ABS in Italy. Umut holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, both in industrial engineering from the Middle East Technical University.

Alpay Ekşi
Supply Chain Manager, ASAŞ Alüminyum Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Alpay Ekşi has nearly 20 years of experience in the aluminum industry. He is currently responsible for resource planning, production planning, business process development and management of the warehouses that produce Asaş Aluminium’s flat rolled products. He is also managing the implementation of the manufacturing execution system (MES) implementation and Quintiq’s advanced planning system (APS) projects, as well as the SAP-ERP implementation in the company’s flat rolled product division.

Mikko Pajukoski
Business IT Manager, Ruukki
Mikko Pajukoski is responsible for the global development of order-to-delivery business processes, ensuring that the company’s IT solutions meet established business requirements. Mikko has overseen several Quintiq roll-outs and continuous improvement projects in the areas of transportation and production. He was also the application owner of the Quintiq solution at the company.

For more information please contact:
Kelly Klingenberg
Marketing Executive
+31 652892646
[email protected]

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