Largest aluminum plant in the world increases production by 24% using Quintiq

April 29, 2003 | 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Today Alunorf, largest aluminum rolling and casting facility in the world, announces that they have achieved impressive results using Quintiq, supplier of advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain software solutions. They have also decided to implement Quintiq as an end-to-end supply chain solution, from scheduling of the logistics and hot line to the company planning.

Mr. Peter Kneijnsberg, Managing Director Alunorf: "All our processes will be scheduled with the same standard software. Quintiq has proved to be able to deliver state-of-the-art solutions for the metal industry, this is shown by the fact that our production level has increased by 24% for a large part attributed to Quintiq."

Alunorf, a joint venture between Alcan and Norsk Hydro, has implemented several Quintiq applications in the last five years. These include hot line scheduling, a company planner and logistics optimization, the latter being all the train movements. Now Quintiq and Alunorf have made an agreement which will lead to an integrated implementation of all planning & scheduling processes. Scheduling for logistics, Melting & Casting, Hot line, Cold Bay/Finishing and company planning as well as collaborative planning & scheduling with their suppliers and customers.

Mr. Wilfried Schnitzler, Logistics Manager Alunorf: "We have been using Quintiq for five years now. We are very pleased with the results we have been able to show using Quintiq. Our delivery performance has increased significantly, from 40% to 91% and our inventory level has been reduced by 26%."

Alunorf is the world's largest aluminum rolling and casting facility in the world. The company has 2100 employees. It is a joint venture between Alcan and Norsk Hydro, where both companies have 50% of the shares.

Quintiq offers a standard software solution to virtually any planning, scheduling and supply chain optimization problem. Its breakthrough technology empowers companies with flexible solutions, enabling them to exactly model their business and optimize it fully, delivering bottom line value.