Innovative production planning and scheduling: "live" at Alunorf

January 28, 2010 | Neuss, Germany
Alunorf, a joint project from Novelis and Hydro, has now been running its successful planning and scheduling seminars for over five years. Alunorf is the largest aluminium smelting and rolling mill in the world. Up to four times a year, participants at the one-day seminar at their plant in Neuss, Germany, receive training about Quintiq's planning solutions and strategies and how they have been successfully implemented at Alunorf. The participants themselves are planners, managers and IT professionals from the metal or manufacturing industries.

Alunorf has been a customer of the planning and scheduling software specialist Quintiq for more than ten years and during this period has posted some more than impressive results:

- 33% reduction in inventory
- 44% increase in productivity
- 90% delivery reliability (previously 40%)

Hubert Bürgel, Head of Planning and Logistics at Alunorf, explains: "In cooperation with our suppliers and customers, we have implemented Quintiq scheduling applications along the entire supply chain - from operational scheduling right up to integrated company planning. At our seminars we provide our participants with real-time demonstrations of our planning environment and discuss the direct consequences that planning changes can have on the supply chain. Quintiq is a pioneer of innovative solutions for our company."

Big-name companies such as ThyssenKrupp Steel, Bayer, Salzgitter, SIG Combibloc and RWE, to name just a few, have already taken part in the scheduling seminars and often subsequently opted for Quintiq planning solutions.

The next seminar takes place on February 24, 2010, at Alunorf in Neuss, near Düsseldorf.

About Quintiq
Quintiq provides advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain management solutions. The fast-growing software company, established in 1997, offers solutions for planning and optimizing complex business processes throughout the enterprise. The company's headquarters is located in the Netherlands and it has subsidiaries in Australia, China, Finland, Germany, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the USA, with implementations in 68 countries. For more information: