RADNOR, PA, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Quintiq, announced today that Charter
Steel, a leading supplier of special, bar-quality steel products to
customers around the world, has selected the company's Metal Scheduler
to optimize production scheduling. A leader in Advanced Planning and
Scheduling (APS) software, Quintiq has specifically-designed production
and supply chain planning solutions that streamline and optimize the
complex manufacturing processes within the steel industry.
Charter Steel is a member of Charter Manufacturing, a privately-owned
family of companies that has adhered to a simple, successful formula
for three generations: "Do something different and do it right to
achieve the highest quality product." The Saukville, Wisconsin-based
company was looking for a metal production planning and scheduling
solution to reduce production costs while protecting and increasing
Quintiq's Metal Scheduler offers the perfect fit, streamlining
operations in metal processing by generating detailed, optimized
schedules and order sequencing. With its rich feature set and
flexibility, the Metal Scheduler will empower Charter Steel to optimize
its operations even when planning just days or hours ahead.
"Quintiq's ability to configure optimization rules specific to Charter
Steel's business, coupled with the power of the company's optimization
technology will enable us to achieve our continuous improvement goals
in both customer service and manufacturing efficiencies," said Robert
Dietz, Supply Chain Director at Charter Steel.
Drawing upon its extensive experience in the metals industry, Quintiq
will roll out the Metal Scheduler for melting and casting, hot rolling
and finishing across Charter Manufacturing's operations, including
facilities in Saukville, Wisconsin, and Cleveland and Fostoria, Ohio.
The tailored Quintiq solution will enable Charter to reduce
manufacturing costs and lead times and improve on-time manufacturing
and scheduling productivity.
"We are excited to add Charter Steel to our extensive portfolio of steel
manufacturing customers and to assist them in achieving their supply
chain optimization goals," commented Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq.
About Charter Steel
Charter Steel, Inc., a division of Charter Manufacturing Co., Inc.,
produces carbon and alloy steel bar, rod and wire products. For more
information on Charter Steel, visit the company's website at http://www.chartersteel.com.
Quintiq's revolutionary Supply Chain Planning and Optimization (SCP&O)
platform enables enterprises to improve efficiency at every stage of
the supply chain journey. It powers end-to-end planning and
optimization of personnel, resources and processes in a single planning
environment, across all planning horizons. Many of the world's largest
and most successful enterprises rely on Quintiq to achieve their
business goals, strengthen their competitive advantage, and create new
Established in 1997 and growing rapidly, Quintiq has a global presence
with dual headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, a global
development center in Malaysia, and offices around the world. Quintiq's
software is in use at over 500 locations in 78 countries around the
SOURCE: Quintiq B.V.
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