“Thanks to Quintiq, our way of working has been developed considerably. Now it is possible to respond to the continuously changing requirements of process and customers.”

Jaakko Koistinen
IT System Designer, SSAB Ruukki


SSAB RUUKKI: GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN VALUE-ADDED HIGH-STRENGTH STEELS

SSAB, a steel processing firm has a demanding logistics matrix. The company owns production plants in Europe and the US and processing services in many countries including China and Brazil. The planning solution developed at Ruukki, Finland, is an implementation of the Quintiq metal scheduler, which takes customer-specific constraints, logic and algorithms into account. Material reservation is supported by an integrated interactive form and supplemented with Ruukki specific rules to efficiently locate slabs.

The Logic Factory provides daily Application Management Services to support implementation and ensure future readiness. Ruukki Raahe has reported the following improvements with Quintiq:

  • Planned stock slabs decreased by 15 – 20 percent, freeing up capacity for last-minute orders
  • Casting efficiency improved by over 10 percent

SSAB: specialized global steel company driven by close customer relationships.

SSAB is the leading producer on the global market for Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS) and Quenched & Tempered Steels (Q&T) and provides services for better performance and sustainability. The company works with a flexible, cost-efficient production system across production plants in Sweden, Finland and the US and has an annual steel production capacity of 8.8 million tons.

 

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