i2 GLOBAL Metals Day

As i2 celebrates the 20th anniversary of its founding, it has organised its 10th Metals Day, which will take place on October 7-8, 2008, in Prague. This will be the first Global Metals Day.

Reflecting back, Timken Steel was i2s first metals customer and since then the company has added a large number of steel customers. With the subject of getting results faster, the Global Metals Day is an excellent opportunity to learn about supply chain best practices and how companies can change their businesses for the better. 

As a tradition, on October 7, i2 has a programme that will allow for networking and informal discussion. Unfortunately due to limited capacity at Kampa Park restaurant, the option will be booked out on first come first serve basis. If required, there will be an alternative available for the remaining delegates. 

On October 8 we will facilitate a full day conference. At the event delegates will have an opportunity to hear presentations from leading metals companies, representing all three regions Europe, Asia and the US. POSCO, Corus, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke and Trineck elezrny are confirmed to speak at this years event. These companies will share their supply chain case studies and learnings. In addition, delegates will be able to attend breakout sessions that address various supply chain challenges.

Preliminary Agenda

October 7 Networking programme

          13:30 Registration at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Prague

          14:00  Transportation leaves the hotel

14:30  Guided Tour in Prague including a tour of Prague Castle which is one of the largest castles in the world, Gold Street and Lesser Town.

16:00  Refreshments in the traditional and well known Saint Thomas Brewery

16:30  Bus transfer to old town square where we will enjoy Pragues Astronomical Clock followed by a walk on the Charles Bridge over the Vltava River

18:30  Dinner at the famous restaurant Kampa Park Na Kampe

          22:00  Transportation back to the hotel

October 8 Full day conference programme

8:30    Registration and coffee

9:00    i2 Solution Overview and Roadmap Presentation, Michael J. Hilbrich, VP Metals, i2 and Mike Pottinger, Consulting Director, i2

10:00 Customer presentation - Deutsche Edelstahlwerke

10:45  Coffee break
11:00  Customer case study presentation POSCO

11:45  Customer case study presentation Corus

12:30  Lunch

13:30  Breakout sessions

            Track A is primarily targeted at non i2 customers

Breakout A i2 metals solutions overview

This session will provide you with an overview of the commonly used supply chain solutions in the metals industry. The session will cover solutions from Sales and Operations Planning to Order Promising and Factory Planning, to Material Allocation and Mill Scheduling.

Breakout B Logis Caster Scheduler presentation

This specific solution presentation will go through the features of Logis Caster Scheduler and provide a solution demonstration. The solution can manage continuous casting and ingot teeming and material flow from iron supply to continuous casting.
14:15  Breakout sessions

Breakout A Metals supply chain management transformation projects  and key success factors

                        Breakout B i2 Mill Scheduling Product Enhancements

This session will go through the product enhancements both for hot and cold mill scheduling solutions which are tailored for the steel industry.

15:00  Coffee break

15:30  Breakout sessions

            Breakout A - Trineck elezrny case study

Trineck elezrny, an integrated steel company and the top producer of long steel products in Czech Republic, will talk about their advanced production planning implementation and their learnings. The implementation covers an integrated system including planning of metal production in the whole internal chain: steel plant rolling mills finishing lines dispatch, allocation of disponsible inventory in the production flow and the detail production scheduling of the steel plant.

          Breakout B -  i2 Forging Solution

          Specialty Steelsincluding Titanium, Vandium and Stainlessoften require

           recursive forging operations to meet customer requirements, so the forging

           process is often a severe bottleneck.  i2 Forging Solution helps optimize

           throughput at this critical resource. 


          18:00 End and delegates can leave for the airport

Venue and room block for the Global Metals Day

Crowne Plaza Prague
Koulova 15
160 45 Prague
Phone: +420 296 537111
Fax:    +420 296 537847


Price:  160 standard single or double including breakfast

To register for this event, please send your full contact details and job title to mette_krogh@i2.com. Please ensure to mention whether you will attend the networking day including the networking dinner in the evening of October 7.

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