Broner Metals Solutions, provider of integrated MES, supply chain and scheduling solutions for metals, has completed a project that provides Tracking and Order Scheduling solutions for the Heavy Plate Mill of ArcelorMittal Galati in Romania.
Broner has provided, a comprehensive management information and decision support system for the plate mills and their associated slab yards. This includes: real-time abilities to track and trace material as it moves through production; quality management; and state-of-the-art planning, scheduling and optimisation tools.
ArcelorMittal Galati are using Broner's Material Planner, Production Planner, Hot Mill Scheduler, Plate Combination, Schedule Editor, and MES execution products, which are fully integrated with Level 2 production control systems and SAP.
Some of the benefits that were noticed as outcome of the implementation of Broner solution are:
Improvement of the Order Scheduling
Improvement of Planning to meet delivery date
Improvement of Capacity Loading for the production Centres
Providing a tight integration of order tracking and scheduling
Improvement of Shipment grouping and planning.
Ability to react better to changes in customer demands and changes in production
By automated scheduling and re-scheduling capability
By improved visibility of impact of changes
Reduction of inventories (both finished goods and Work-in-Progress)
By better management of physical stock in the slab yards
By better allocation of excess slabs
By better physical tracing and identification of plates
By improved visibility of plate production and stock
By improved Order Scheduling
By improved Lot Completion (ie. ensuring that complete lots are produced on time, and thus reducing the quantity of incomplete lots at the ports).