News: American Metal Market names Quintiq as Information Technology Provider of the Year

August 2, 2017 - Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand and global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), has been chosen as Information Technology Provider of the Year by American Metal Market’s Awards for Steel Excellence.

Entering the eighth year for the awards, the 2017 program recognizes world-class innovation and excellence in steel and related industries. “Winners embody the creativity needed to achieve and maintain global competitiveness in today's and tomorrow's steel industry," said Raju Daswani, Chief Executive Officer of AMM. "With achievements like these, the industry's future looks bright."

100%-fit for the industry
Quintiq has been delivering value to the metals industry for over 20 years.  Whether the planning puzzle is maintenance team scheduling at ArcelorMittal or global S&OP processes at Novelis, many of the world’s leading steel, aluminum, copper, and gold producers choose Quintiq to optimize their operations. The Quintiq software is capable of handling any constraint or business rule while providing customers with a 100%‐fit application. It is able to generate the optimal planning solution to suit any business model, even in the most complex and dynamic of planning environments. This is because of Quintiq’s creative approach to planning challenges and the flexibility of its software that it was selected for this award and continues to grow as an industry leader.

Luca Visentini, Project Manager of Italian steel producer ABS shared, “We chose Quintiq because they showed professionalism, knowledge of processes in the metallurgical industry and had the right skills for planning and optimization. We were quite impressed by how Quintiq’s software could fit ABS’ planning processes and stringent requirements. We found it especially valuable that Quintiq’s software allowed us to compare scenarios and make what‐if analyses.”

Proven results
Quintiq has helped its metals customers improve production and workforce efficiency, lead times and throughput, while also maintaining optimal inventory levels, better managing unplanned events, and providing maximum production flexibility, visibility, and control.  Some of the improvements it has brought to its metals customers include a 10% reduction in production cycles for FNsteel. Ruukki decreased planned stock slabs by 15-20% making more room for casting on order and casting efficiency was increased by over 10%. Quintiq aluminum customer Alunorf saw a 33% reduction in inventory levels and a 44% increase in output, and Elval reduced their backlog by 50% and their manufacturing cycles by almost 30%.

Hans-Juergen Kabuss, Quintiq’s Business Unit Director Metals said, “We are very proud of this award from AMM. Our expertise in supplying solutions to the steel industry and in-depth understanding of its business processes drive successful relationships with our steel customers. With their trust in us, we continue to improve our solutions to solve the planning puzzles of the metals industry. Quintiq is committed to helping all customers increase their competitive edge in the market and expand their business.”   

About the American Metal Market Awards
The American Metal Market’s Awards for Steel Excellence is one of the most prestigious and recognizable awards program for the global steel industry. Entering the eighth year for the awards, the 2017 program features 17 distinct categories. The awards recognize world-class innovation and excellence in steel and related industries for companies throughout the steel supply chain and by key partners to the industry. Winners have demonstrated best practices to achieve outstanding results. They embody best-in-class practices as measured by global standards. See the full list of winners here.

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 those 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 offices in the Netherlands, the USA and around the world.