Steel producer Ascometal Lucchini optimises heat treatment department

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OM Partners, experts in supply chain planning software solutions, have announced that Ascometal-Lucchini has gone live with OMP Metals Solution for its heat treatment department at the Les Dunes- plant in Dunkerque (France).

Ascometal-Lucchini is a major player in special steel long products with a wide range of products, grades and specialties and with global presence in automotive, bearings, springs, oil/gas/mining and mechanics markets. 

Ascometal-Lucchini uses the OMP Metals Solution to schedule the operations on all furnaces at the heat treatment department. The solution optimises the loads on the different furnaces by means of an integrated material allocation and scheduling application. In order to increase the capacity usage of the furnaces, this material allocator groups bars together taking into account all material constraints. The OMP Metals Solution is also used on the shop floor for generating and processing feedback events which are sent to the plants SAP-ERP system. 

Pierre Leroy, IT Manager at Les Dunes: Weve selected OM Partners after a thorough selection procedure, because it was the only company delivering a solution that was not a black box. Both the configuration of standard solvers and the solution itself can easily be modified. Their solution, together with their experience in the metals industry was the decisive argument to choose for OM Partners. 

Bart Stynen, Director Customer Solutions at OM Partners: OM Partners has used its long-term experience in the metals industry to produce a standard solution that at the same time - remains flexible. We are delighted that Ascometal-Lucchini mentions it as a decisive argument, which proves once more that our OMP Metals Solution fits the needs of the metals industry. Apart from scheduling, material allocation and feedback management, the OMP Metals Solution also includes other planning functionalities such as forecasting, S&OP planning, master planning and order promising.

 

About Ascometal

Ascometal Les Dunes plant produces annually between 300 000 and 360 000 tons of SBQ steels bars with a diameter higher than 80 mm, mainly for providing the markets of Mechanics and Energy. To reach the customers' requirements, the major part of the rolled bars are produced through a heat treatment process: quenching, tempering, annealing and stabilization.

 

About OM Partners

OM Partners is a software and consulting company that offers Supply Chain Planning Solutions to chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, consumer goods, metals, plastics, flooring, glass, paper & packaging and other industries. Since its foundation in 1985 it has enjoyed steady growth, developing into one of the most important players in the Supply Chain Planning market. The OMP Supply Chain Suite/OMP Plus offers solutions for all planning problems, from strategic to tactical and operational. OM Partners has headquarters in Belgium and offices in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the USA.

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