Business Wire

SIJ Acroni Optimizes Production with Quintiq in Bid to Remain Top Steel Producer in Europe

Del

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that SIJ Acroni has selected Quintiq to deliver an integrated planning solution to optimize its production processes. SIJ Acroni is part of the SIJ Group, the largest Slovenian vertically integrated metallurgical group and one of the largest producers of stainless and special steels in Europe.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180830005412/en/

Copyright: SIJ Acroni, photographer: Tomo Jeseničnik.

Copyright: SIJ Acroni, photographer: Tomo Jeseničnik.

The SIJ Group has made strides toward its mission to become the most successful niche manufacturer of steel products in Europe. One particularly significant move in recent years was increasing its share of steel products with higher added value from 55% to 70%. The group then embarked on a search for a technology partner that would enable it to sustain this high-volume growth while maintaining excellent customer service. The search ended with Quintiq’s appointment as the production planning partner for SIJ Acroni.

Quintiq was the clear choice for SIJ Acroni. The vast experience and expertise of the Quintiq team in steel production planning was evident in its track record of successful projects for some of the world’s largest steel manufacturers. The Quintiq solution will equip SIJ Acroni with end-to-end visibility of its supply chain – from steelmaking to slitting and packaging. Full visibility will enable the company to better plan and optimize its resources and inventory, quickly identify and eliminate production bottlenecks, and improve overall process flows.

“Competition is growing in the steelmaking market and the winners will be the companies that can consistently offer their customers the highest-quality products and the highest-delivery performance while at the same time, optimizing the use of their internal production assets,” says Vladimir Arshinov, CIO of SIJ Group. “In our project with Quintiq, our goal isn’t merely to balance our day-to-day execution to deliver on those three areas, but to achieve significant improvements in each one of them. To maintain our leadership position in the market, we selected one of the most advanced planning systems from Quintiq. It was the only system robust enough to fulfil our most stringent requirements and flexible enough to adapt to our unique production configuration and complicated technological routes.”

The Quintiq solution will integrate all planning activities in SIJ Acroni’s steelmaking plant and rolling facilities: “The solution will enable our planners to better balance the metal flow through the factory and fulfill orders faster while working with lower inventories. It will maximize utilization of available capacity by optimizing bottleneck resources and in doing so, expand SIJ Acroni’s production capacity of steel products even further,” says Branko Žerdoner, general manager, SIJ Acroni. “The solution will also reduce the impact of disruptions and unexpected downtimes, and schedule maintenance according to commercial priorities.”

“Customers look to Quintiq for a powerful planning solution that will meet their business needs and fit their unique operating environment. Quintiq delivers every single time,” said Markus Malinen, vice president EMEAR, Quintiq. “We know the steel industry very well and we’re confident that we will not only enable, but accelerate, SIJ Acroni’s efforts toward maintaining its leading position in the European and global niche steel markets.”

About SIJ Acroni

SIJ Acroni is part of the SIJ Group, the largest vertically integrated metallurgical group in Slovenia and a leading player in the European and global niche steel markets. SIJ Group ranks among the top ten Slovenian business groups and top five Slovenian exporters. SIJ Acroni is a part of the SIJ Group steel division and the biggest company in the group. It is the leading producer of stainless steel quarto plates in Europe and third in the world. SIJ Group also ranks as one of the largest European producers of tool steels.

For more information, visit sij.acroni.si , sij.si or follow SIJ Group on LinkedIn and Instagram .

About Quintiq

Every business has its supply chain planning challenges. Some of those challenges are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of these challenges with a supply chain planning & optimization software system. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Part of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), Quintiq has headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, and offices around the world.

For more information, visit quintiq.com or follow Quintiq on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Contact information

North America Enquiries
Caitlin Noah
Quintiq
Tel: +1 484 586 3232
caitlin.noah@3ds.com
or
EMEA Enquiries
Richard Ratcliffe
Weber Shandwick
Tel: +44 207 067 0846
quintiq@webershandwick.com

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe Partner to Demonstrate Feasibility of AI-enabled Corrosion Detection24.4.2019 15:57:00 CESTPressemelding

ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe completed a pilot project applying artificial intelligence (AI) models to detect levels of corrosion and coating breakdown on ships and offshore structures. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190424005822/en/ ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe Partner to Demonstrate Feasibility of AI-enabled Corrosion Detection (Photo: Business Wire) The project successfully demonstrated the accuracy of AI in detecting and assessing structural anomalies commonly found during visual inspection. AI techniques could be further used to analyze images over time to understand corrosion and coating breakdown trends. “Digital innovation in AI will change how surveys and maintenance strategies are executed, driving more condition-based approaches to class and maintenance,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki. “We are building a future in which digital tools can remotely assess the co

The 2019 .eu Web Awards Launch Today24.4.2019 14:13:00 CESTPressemelding

The .eu Web Awards is an online competition designed to acknowledge the best websites using the .eu or .ею extensions in five diverse categories. Anyone who is eligible according to the .eu Web Awards rules can nominate their favourite .eu or .ею. website. This includes .eu and .ею domain name holders themselves, who can nominate their very own website for participation in the .eu Web Awards. “After the successful edition of 2018 with 130 nominations and nearly 10 000 votes for excellent sites, we look forward to awarding the best websites in the five categories”- Giovanni Seppia, EURid External Relations Manager. The 15 finalists will be invited to the .eu Web Awards gala in Brussels on 20 November 2019 where the five winners – one per category – will be announced. The winners will receive a prestigious award package, including a two-month billboard advertising campaign in Brussels Airport, a custom video produced by EURid for their promotional purposes, and a custom trophy and person

The Valence Group Advises INEOS on Its Sale of INEOS Melamines and Paraform to Prefere Resins Holding GmbH24.4.2019 13:54:00 CESTPressemelding

The Valence Group Advises INEOS Enterprises, a division of INEOS (“INEOS”), on its sale of INEOS Melamines and Paraform to Prefere Resins Holding GmbH. The Valence Group acted as financial advisor to INEOS Enterprises on its announced sale of INEOS Melamines & Paraform to Prefere Resins Holding GmbH. The agreement covers sites in USA, Germany and Indonesia. INEOS Paraform is Europe’s second largest producer of Paraformaldehyde. INEOS Melamines is a world leader in the supply of melamine resins into coatings, paper, textile, tyre, rubber, and decorative laminates industries. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. About The Valence Group The Valence Group is a specialist investment bank offering M&A advisory services exclusively to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors. The Valence Group team includes a unique combination of professionals with backgrounds in investment banking and strategy consulting within the chemicals and materials ind

Centreon EMS Removes IT Monitoring Blind Spots between Hybrid, Multi-Cloud and Physical Networks24.4.2019 13:19:00 CESTPressemelding

Centreon, a trusted provider of enterprise monitoring solutions for converging and hybrid IT infrastructures, today rolled out a new release of Centreon EMS, its flagship, end-to-end IT monitoring platform. The new release provides ITOps with holistic and contextual insights, through the integrations needed for today’s distributed, on-premise and multi-cloud - public, private and container - environments. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190424005610/en/ Credits: GIF file of Centreon GeoViews. Centreon’s EMS 19.04 release offers ITOps managing a host of legacy assets but now contending with increased cloud workloads and growing networks of connected objects, the integrated visibility needed to ensure end-to-end performance across diverse IT environments. This expanded functionality reduces costs and complexity, aggregating data from across the entire IT infrastructure into a single, holistic view of the various

Neustar Research Shows Large Attacks Growing as Multi-Vector Exploits Increasingly Become the Norm24.4.2019 13:00:00 CESTPressemelding

Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today released its Q1, 2019 Cyber Threats and Trends report which highlights new areas of growth in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks over the past year. The report affirms that DDoS attacks continue to be an effective means to distract and confuse security teams while inflicting serious damage to brands. The report reveals that while volumetric attacks over 50Gbps remain a relatively small segment of the overall threat picture at only 12% of attacks, their frequency has grown enormously when compared to the same period in 2018. The latest attacks morph over the course of the attack using a variety of ports and protocols to locate and exploit vulnerabilities. In Q1, 2019, over 77% of attacks used two or more vectors. In particular, the trend of targeting subnets and classless inter-domain routing (CIDR) blocks to slow or stop network traffic across the internet is a disruptive DDoS threat, identifi

Seoul Semiconductor Continues Enforcement against Infringement of Its LED Driver Patents24.4.2019 13:00:00 CESTPressemelding

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890) (“Seoul”), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that it has filed another patent infringement lawsuit for infringement of its LED driver patents, this time against SATCO Products, Inc. (“SATCO”). In its complaint, Seoul asserts that SATCO is selling various LED lighting products that infringe “eleven” (11) of Seoul’s patents covering LED driver technology, including U.S. Patent 7,081,722, U.S. Patent 9,807,828; U.S. Patent 8,513,899; and U.S. Patent 8,716,946. The asserted LED driver patents are widely used in replacement bulbs in the form of incandescent or fluorescent lamps, wall-mount lights, and ceiling lights. The patented technology covers products with a linear driver for directly operating LEDs under household voltage, a step operation driver for generating flicker-free lights, as well as a dimmable driver for realizing smart lighting. Seoul has successfully enforced its LED driver patents in several