Metal solution provider and steel manufacturer Ruukki expands the deployment of Quintiq throughout Europe

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Corporate agreement to use Quintiq in Ruukki

The Finnish metal solution provider and steel manufacturer Ruukki signed a corporate agreement with Quintiq for deploying the Quintiq planning and scheduling solutions enterprise-wide. Ruukki has operations in 23 European countries and is already successfully using the Quintiq scheduling solution for its steel production plant in Raahe, Finland. Additionally, Ruukki selected the Quintiq Company Planner and Scheduler for its service centers all over Europe.

Ruukki's objective is to specialize by changing from being a reliable steel supplier to become the most desired supplier of metal-based solutions for selected customer segments. By expanding the use of Quintiq's state-of-art technology to other business units Ruukki sees high optimization potential
for its supply chain. The goal is to optimize in conjunction with SAP the use and allocation of material based on customer demand as well as to decrease lead times, leading to reduced inventory and a faster and more reliable response to their customers and therefore an improved financial performance. As one of the key capabilities Quintiq is enabling Ruukki to plan and optimize both the production and logistics processes with one single solution.

The corporate agreement between Ruukki and Quintiq is a strategic intent to optimize Ruukki's supply chain. In most subsidiaries the Quintiq solutions will be fully integrated with the Ruukkis SAP Solution and SAP Netweaver platform.

"We are expecting great benefits by leveraging Quintiq's advanced solutions all over Europe," says Ismo Platan, CIO with Ruukki. "Before deploying Quintiq Ruukki is planning and scheduling its supply chain partly with global commercial applications, partly with specific local tools, partly with in-house solutions and partly manually."

"Since we started working with Quintiq in 2003 in our steel plant the performance has improved significantly. Quintiq was selected out of several supply chain specialists after it had developed a proof of concept, clearly demonstrating the flexibility of its systems, its excellent user acceptance as well as its enterprise-wide applicability."

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