Quintiq Brings Supply Chain Planning to Outokumpu
Quintiq, a provider of supply chain planning and optimization systems, will be providing Outokumpu with a fully-integrated supply-chain planning system through a corporate license deal with the company.
Outokumpu is a leading producer of stainless steel worldwide. The company’s long-standing relationship with Quintiq began with the implementation of the Quintiq Scheduler in 2008.
Over the years, Outokumpu expanded its use of the Quintiq planning software to optimize various areas of its operations, from logistics to forecasting and demand planning. The software integrated well with the company’s existing SAP ERP system to deliver substantial improvements on various projects. One particularly successful implementation was the Quintiq Metal Scheduler in Avesta.
Further improvements are targeted with a new implementation from Quintiq which will fully integrate and provide visibility of workflows in Outokumpu production facilities in over 40 locations. The software is designed to optimize planning for inbound and outbound logistics, steelmaking, and rolling. The latest implementation will help Outokumpu to accelerate improvements in productivity, efficiency and fulfillment of customer demand.
“We continue to expand our business process optimization projects with Quintiq,” said Patrik Ekström, CIO of Outokumpu, “due to the easy access to project members as well as the software’s ability to optimize complex and global puzzles such as ours.”
“This corporate agreement is important to the future of Quintiq in terms of us providing leading-edge solutions to the industry,” said Markus Malinen, a business unit director at Quintiq. “We incorporate the learnings from projects such as this into the further development of our solutions.”
Quintiq has been solving business problems using a single supply chain planning and optimization software platform since 1997. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics, and production.