Successful implementation of the Quintiq Scheduler at second AMAG
processing facility leads to increased productivity and efficiency
across cold mill facility
S'-HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O),
announced today that Austria Metall AG (AMAG) has successfully
implemented Quintiq Scheduler in its cold mill facility in Ranshofen,
Austria. Contracted for implementation across the facility over three
stages, Quintiq Scheduler has enabled AMAG to exceed its goal of
increasing productivity at the cold mill by four percent.
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AMAG is Austria's leading producer of aluminum semi-finished and cast
products for the manufacturing industries, and nearly 70 percent of
AMAG's total yearly output is produced at the facility. In October
2011, Quintiq consultants started the first phase of optimization in
the cold mill's annealing furnaces, and completed the process within
seven months. Phase two, optimizing the cut-to-length slitting lines in
the Brightning Mill, began in July 2012 and was finalized just five
months later. The final phase, which focused on optimizing the plate
production line, began in December 2012 and goes live this month.
In addition to surpassing the goal of increasing productivity by over
four percent, Quintiq's solution has improved efficiency by supporting
AMAG's internal logistic processes, such as the flow of information
regarding other planning process in the plant, transportation and the
flow of materials.
"Implementing Quintiq was the logical choice following our success with
it at our hot mill," said Christian Grubmueller, head of production
planning at AMAG. "Quintiq enables us to optimize our planning process,
and most importantly, exceeded the targeted increase in productivity
levels. Through Quintiq Scheduler we are continuing to create value and
strengthen our competitiveness."
"We are pleased about the extended collaboration with AMAG," said Arthur
Torsy, vice president EMEA at Quintiq. "Quintiq has established itself
globally as the supplier of choice for SCP&O for companies in the
metals industry. We welcome this new project with AMAG as it continues
to demonstrate how Quintiq adds value to the efficiency and planning
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 revenue streams.
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development center in Malaysia, and offices around the world. Quintiq's
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