Quintiq brings fully integrated supply chain planning to Outokumpu

February 24, 2016
‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company, global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that it will provide Outokumpu with a fully integrated supply chain planning system following a successful corporate license deal with the company.

Outokumpu is the leading producer of stainless steel worldwide. The company's long-standing relationship with Quintiq began with the implementation of the Quintiq Scheduler in 2008.

Over the years, Outokumpu expanded its use of the Quintiq planning software to optimize various areas of its operations, from logistics to forecasting and demand planning. The software integrated well with the company's existing SAP system to deliver substantial improvements on various projects. One particularly successful implementation was the Quintiq Metal Scheduler in Avesta.

Further improvements are targeted with a new implementation from Quintiq which will fully integrate and provide visibility of workflows in Outokumpu production facilities in over 40 locations. The software is designed to optimize planning for inbound and outbound logistics, steelmaking, and rolling. The latest implementation will help Outokumpu to accelerate improvements in productivity, efficiency and fulfillment of customer demand.

"With this most recent cooperation of Outokumpu and Quintiq, we further solidify a partnership that is almost a decade strong," said Patrik Ekström the CIO of Outokumpu. "We continue to expand our business process optimization projects with Quintiq as a preferred solution provider due to the easy access to project members as well as the software's ability to optimize complex and global puzzles such as ours."

"Such a deal is a testament to the customer care we take great pride in, and the long-term relationships we build with our customers," said Markus Malinen, Business Unit Director, Nordics, at Quintiq. "This corporate agreement is important to the future of Quintiq in terms of us providing leading-edge solutions to the industry. We incorporate the learnings from projects such as this into the further development of our solutions together with year-long partners like Outokumpu."

About Outokumpu Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel. We create advanced materials that are efficient, long lasting and recyclable - thus building a world that lasts forever. Stainless steel, invented a century ago, is an ideal material to create lasting solutions in demanding applications from cutlery to bridges, energy and medical equipment: it is 100% recyclable, corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free, durable and hygienic. Outokumpu employs more than 12 000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with headquarters in Espoo, Finland and shares listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.


About Quintiq
Every business has its supply chain planning challenges. Some of those challenges are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those challenges with a supply chain planning & optimization software system. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Part of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), Quintiq has offices in the Netherlands, the USA and around the world.

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