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Watford, Hertforshire, United Kingdom, 2008/06/17 - Broner Metals Solutions, the world’s leading provider of supply chain planning, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems for the Metals Industry, has been awarded a further participation in the Scheduling Project by ArcelorMittal South Africa.
The Phase 2 of the project has started after the implementation and launch of the Phase 1, which spanned steel making facilities, slab casters, hot strip and plate mill and included four Broner modules: Caster Scheduler, Hot Mill Scheduler, Online Slab Allocator and Melt Shop Control Centre.
The new Phase covers planning and finishing facilities and comprises the following Broner applications:
· Production Planner performs fixed capacity, end-to-end material flow planning for all stages, from steel-making to packing;
· Material Planner is responsible for automatic allocation and re-allocation of physical inventory to sales orders, to replace currently manual process;
· Plate Combination is responsible for automatic allocation and reallocation of physical inventory to plate sales orders;
· Production Scheduler is an automated scheduling tool that uses physical and virtual coils to improve visibility of impact of a schedule on downstream equipment.
Graham Hocknell, Project Manager for Phase 1 and 2 at ArcelorMittal South Africa Vanderbijlpark, said, “ We were pleased with the results delivered by Broner in the first phase and are now implementing Phase 2 together.”
About ArcelorMittal Vanderbijlpark
ArcelorMittal is the world's number one steel company, with 330,000 employees in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal pro-forma revenue in 2005 showed combined revenues of 62.2bn euro (77.5bn$) and approximate production capacity of 113 million tonnes, which represents about 10% of the world's crude steel output. With an industrial presence in 27 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa, ArcelorMittal has a balanced geographic diversity within all the key steel markets, both developing and developed.
ArcelorMittal South Africa is the largest steel producer on the African continent, producing 7,1 million tonnes of liquid steel per annum, with Vanderbijlpark being just one of its facilities. ArcelorMittal Vanderbijlpark Works is one of the world's largest inland steel mills and the largest supplier of flat steel products in sub-Saharan Africa. It produces hot rolled sheet, hot rolled steel plate, hot rolled steel strip, cold rolled steel sheet, hot dip galvanized steel sheet, electrolytically galvanised steel sheet, colour coated steel sheet and electrolytic tin plate.
About Broner Metals Solutions
Broner Metals Solutions specialises entirely in delivering value to the Steel and Aluminium industries. We provide Supply Chain Planning, Scheduling and Manufacturing Execution Systems and Consultancy, which improve shareholder value, through: reduced inventory; shorter manufacturing lead times; increased throughput; improved delivery performance and better customer service.
All Broner Metals Solutions products have been developed specifically for the Metals industry. Our Product range includes Demand Management, Sales and Operation Planning, Availability To Promise, Capability To Promise, Advanced Planning and Scheduling and Manufacturing Execution solutions.
The Broner Metals Solutions team has 30 years experience in improving the performance of metals supply chains worldwide. We are the global corporate standard supplier of production scheduling and MES solutions to the world’s largest steel company, Mittal Steel, as well as supplying metals companies such as Baosteel, Dofasco, Corus, Cosipa, CSN, Gerdau Group, Nippon Steel, Norandal, OMK, Taiyuan Steel (TISCO), TMK, and Usiminas.
Broner Metals Solutions is part of Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd.