Turkish steel producer, Erdemir, and AIS, a leader in Manufacturing Execution Systems and Advanced Planning and Scheduling Solutions for the steel industry, have begun a collaboration to implement SteelPlanner in Erdemirs sales and production environment. The scope of this ambitious project includes the sales and operation planning, master and detailed scheduling of Erdemirs production sites.
After a comparative selection process, Erdemir chose SteelPlanner to optimise its entire supply chain. AIS, in collaboration with its local partner, Siemens Turkey, will implement the complete SteelPlanner APS solution on Erdemirs production sites in Eregli and Iskenderun. Sales Forecasting and Sales Planning functions will be implemented across both sites while Capacity Planning, Master and Unit Scheduling will optimise each of the two sites.
Facing several challenges at once, such as the booming Turkish steel market, looming competition, as well as the combination of the two sites activities, this project will help Erdemir to keep its leading position in the Turkish steel market. This project started in May 2008 and will go on until 2010 on the two sites with a distance of more than 1.000 km from each other. The implementation will be managed by AIS with the help of Siemens Turkey for local support.
AIS is the leading logistics company that partners with the worldwide steel industry to provide high quality solution. Since many years, the customers place trust in AIS to deliver added value user friendly solutions that can be integrated easily and customized to specific requirements. Entrepreneurial spirit and on-going education are key to maintaining AIS extensive know-how.