One of the most demanding challenges of steel production is getting the heat scheduling just right. The biggest challenge planners face is juggling many order assignments, each with their individual chemical compositions and heat requirements. Consider what it takes to answer these fundamental questions:
- Which orders should you cast and at what temperatures to avoid reassignment and unwanted inventory?
- How do you sequence the optimal transition between different heat grades to prevent contamination?
It all boils down to four critical components – composition, position, transition, and adjustment. In this solution brief we take a closer look at each component and how you can master each of them.