Broner Metals Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain planning, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems, specifically for Steel and Aluminium industries, has announced a new contract to extend the scope of the existing Melt Shop Scheduling and Control solutions for Taiyuan Iron and Steel Ltd (TISCO) to span additional new equipment at the plant in TaiYuan city, ShanXi province, China.
TISCO is currently using Broner Caster Scheduler and Melt Shop Control Centre for scheduling and management of the Melt Shop, and for improved visibility of the production process. These modules are helping the company to increase adherence to plans and achieve greater production visibility, reduce delivery times and improve the reliability of delivery dates.
The new project was initiated in order to extend the capacity of the current Broner modules to manage the increased complexity of production process caused by the new equipment. The existing solution will be extended to take into account the new BOF converter, the ladle furnace and double-strand caster machine, which are expected to be in full production by 2010.
We are pleased with the initial results produced by Caster Scheduler and Melt Shop Control Centre and have the experience of their implementation so we are 100 percent confident in a successful outcome of this project, said Nie Jingfeng, TISCO Project Manager
Taiyuan Iron and Steel Ltd is a leading Chinese manufacturer of stainless and carbon steel with annual production capacity of 10 million tons with steel output of 6.26 million tons in 2006. It produces sheets, coils, plates, rods, bars, tubes and pipes.
About Broner Metals Solutions
Broner Metals Solutions specialises entirely in delivering value to the Steel and Aluminium industries and provides Supply Chain Planning, Scheduling and Manufacturing Execution Systems and Consultancy, which improve shareholder value, through: reduced inventory; shorter manufacturing lead times; increased throughput; improved delivery performance and better customer service.
All Broner Metals Solutions products have been developed specifically for Steel and Aluminium industries. Our solutions comprise a wide range of products including: business optimisation; order negotiation (ATP/CTP); production and material planning; production scheduling; despatch scheduling; production management (dispatching, tracking, execution, data management); Quality Management; Inventory Management, and Equipment Management, and have a standard SAP interface. Our MES solutions are designed to the ISA95 standards.
The Broner Metals Solutions team has 30 years experience in improving the performance of steel and aluminium supply chains worldwide. We are the global corporate standard supplier of production scheduling and MES solutions to the worlds largest steel company, ArcelorMittal, as well as supplying metals companies such as Baosteel, Dofasco, Corus, Cosipa, CSN, Gerdau, Nippon Steel, Norandal, OMK, Taiyuan Steel (TISCO), ThyssenKrupp, TMK and Usiminas.
Broner Metals Solutions is part of Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd.