Hydro Aluminium optimizes planning with scheduling solutions from Quintiq

May 05, 2004 | 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
All machinery at the Hamburg aluminum rolling mill now runs on Quintiq software - inventory reduced by 10 percent
Quintiq, a leading supplier of enterprise-wide solutions in advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain management, has completed the implementation of its planning solution for Hydro Aluminium, one of the world's largest integrated aluminium companies. The contract included the development of a scheduling system to further optimize processes at Hydro's aluminum rolling mill in Hamburg. Already during the implementation phase, the system led to a significant drop in inventory costs: just-in-time deliveries made it possible to reduce stock of finished and unfinished aluminum rolls by ten percent.

Hydro Aluminium's objective was to further reduce its inventory levels, while maintaining its excellent delivery performance and increasing productivity. In addition, the KPI-supported scheduling environment is the ideal response to the demand for greater transparency along the entire production chain.

The scheduling solution from Quintiq now provides Hydro Aluminium with comprehensive support in fulfilling its objectives for its Hamburg facilities: Quintiq offers automated order management and grouping, as well as optimized sequencing of machine groups at work in the rolling mill's complex manufacturing processes.

Now that implementation is complete, Quintiq and Hydro Aluminium will continue working together to optimize planning in aluminum rolling processes.

Hydro Aluminium
Operating in more than 40 countries, Hydro Aluminium is a leading international energy and aluminum company. With its workforce of 27,000, Hydro sells 3 million metric tons of aluminum annually. The company continues to expand its capacity for further processing, especially in rolled products, and as a supplier of extruded products for the automobile and construction industries. In addition, Hydro is the world's leading magnesium manufacturer. For further information, please visit www.hydroaluminium.com.

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 solve their daily planning puzzle and optimize it fully, delivering bottom line value. Please visit www.quintiq.com for more information.