TISCO chooses Broner for scheduling extension

Broner Metals Solutions, worldwide specialist provider of integrated MES, supply chain and scheduling solutions for metals announces that Taiyuan Iron and Steel Ltd (TISCO) have selected Broner to roll out their real-time caster and steel plant scheduling solutions to cover new equipment in their SteelMaking plants #1 and #2 located in TaiYuan city, ShanXi province, China.

Broner has a long standing customer relationship with TISCO, and their Caster Scheduler, Melt Shop Control Centre, and Schedule Editor modules have been in production in TISCO's SteelMaking #2 North Area plant since 2006.

This initial project has assisted TISCO to improve the scheduling and management of it's Melt Shop operations and has increased productivity, reduced costs, achieved greater production visibility, and improved the reliability of delivery dates to the rolling mills.  It is expected that these benefits will also be achieved in the additional plant areas, following the completion of the Extension project.

Broner will upgrade all existing solutions at the TISCO's SteelMaking Plant #2 North Area with the latest versions of the Broner modules as part of Broner's Sustainable Software Technology.  It will then mirror the implementation principle to cover new equipment in both the SteelMaking Plant #2 North and South Areas before rolling out to the SteelMaking Plant #1 plant.  All Broner modules are to be integrated with existing SAP and MES Systems.  The target Go Live is scheduled for Autumn/Winter 2013.

Broner will provide System Training to enable TISCO personnel to install, configure and commission the new systems, and assist with meeting System KPI's.

David Mushin, Chief Executive of Broner Metals Solutions, said, "This project highlights our growing business in China, and I look forward to continuing our strong partnership with TISCO to ensure success with this initiative".

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