Overcoming Complexity and Gaining Flexibility in Niche Manufacturing

Slovenian specialty steel producer overcomes planning complexity in manufacturing niche products to respond swiftly to market changes
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SIJ Acroni is one of Europe’s largest producers of stainless and specialty steels. A diverse product portfolio and a high volume of small, customized orders make its production planning highly complex. The company wanted to achieve high delivery performance and maintain inventories at an optimized level, while maintaining profitability and maximizing usage of its production assets. 

The DELMIA Quintiq solution, Company Planner, was used to integrate all planning activities in SIJ Acroni’s steelmaking plant as well as its rolling and finishing facilities. It gained end-to-end visibility of its operations, from steelmaking to packaging. This unlocked the steelmaker’s full potential that enabled it to: 

  • Improve medium and short-term planning
  • Respond swiftly to market changes
  • Set planning KPIs to meet its business goals
  • Enhance customer service 
  • Sustain high-volume growth in specialty steels

Download the case study to learn how optimizing production planning helped SIJ Acroni to increase its on-time, in-full (OTIF) delivery rate by 12.8 percent. 

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