Ruukki in Finland selects Quintiq for Advanced Planning and Scheduling

April 12, 2005 | Vantaa, Finland
Metal solution provider and Steel manufacturer Ruukki in Finland has selected Quintiq to deliver a state-of-the-art planning and scheduling solution to support its production planning environment. Quintiq was selected after it had developed a proof of concept, clearly demonstrating the flexibility of its system.

Using the Quintiq solution, Ruukki intends to optimize planning and scheduling in its steel plant in Raahe, Finland. This will facilitate the company in balancing and optimizing the tensile demands of productivity, costs, delivery performance and stock levels against the technical constraints of steel manufacturing.

The new planning solution will improve delivery performance, at the same time not compromise productivity, if not increase the latter. Ruukki furthermore expects better utilization of available storage slabs and aims to significantly reduce the need for short term revisions, resulting in a better and more predictable production flow.

About Ruukki
Ruukki supplies components, systems and total solutions to the construction and mechanical engineering industries. The company has a wide selection of metal products and services. Ruukki has operations in 24 countries and employs 12,000 people. Net sales in 2004 totalled EUR 3.6 billion. The company's share is quoted on the Helsinki Exchanges (Rautaruukki Corporation: RTRKS). For more information:  

About Quintiq
Quintiq offers a standard software solution to virtually any planning, scheduling and supply chain optimisation problem. Its breakthrough technology empowers companies with flexible solutions, enabling them to exactly model their business and optimise it fully, delivering bottom line value. Please visit for more information.