ArcelorMittal Tubaro upgrades BetaPlanner Hot Strip Mill scheduling system in Vitria, Brazil

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ArcelorMittal Tubaro, member of the ArcelorMittal Group, has upgraded BetaPlanner solution for the optimisation of the detailed scheduling of its Hot Strip Mill.

BetaPlanner, AIS leading solution for the short term detailed scheduling optimisation of all rolling mills, was implemented in 2002, in Tubaro. The solution was even ready before the mill was built, first kind of implementation in A.I. Systems experience in collaboration with ArcelorMittal experts. Since then, the plant has gone through several expansions.

The range of products has increased, as well as the market requirements for always better quality. The rolling practices become more exigent on scheduling rules and service is a priority. A.I. Systems has assisted ArcelorMittal Tubaro in the revision of the scheduling rules formulation and the parameterisation of the BetaPlanner to satisfy these requirements. 

Mr. Ivo Abraho, Project Coordinator: The strong standards of AMTs Quality System for scheduling rules, combined with a long term relationship with AIS experts have lead to a successful project achievement. Thanks to the high configurability of BetaPlanner, we were able to manage the challenges of making good schedules, respect due dates and keep inventories low with the same software by simply adapting and configuring new production rules. Mr. Robson Ribeiro Moyzes, Production Planning and Scheduling Manager comments: Our policy is to be at the edge of the technology to ensure the maximal quality and service to our clients 

The AIS Group, headquartered in Linz, Austria, is a leading supplier of planning and scheduling systems for the metals industry. Solutions from AIS increase the efficiency of expensive heavy equipment through the optimization of capacity planning and production schedules. Numerous references worldwide of the SteelPlanner family of planning, scheduling and control solutions underline the effectiveness and reliability of SteelPlanner for the metals industry.

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