News: ArcelorMittal Dofasco selects Quintiq to optimize maintenance scheduling

July 31, 2014 - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc has selected Quintiq’s software platform to optimize maintenance planning and scheduling at its Hamilton, Ontario flat rolled steelmaking facility.

ArcelorMittal Dofasco is a leading North American steel producer and supplier of high quality flat rolled steels, producing and shipping 4.5 million tons of steel annually. ArcelorMittal Dofasco employs a maintenance workforce of more than 1400 employees, supplemented with contractors, to maintain more than 50 operating units across the Hamilton site. Several thousand work orders are processed every week supporting both operating unit planned outages and day-to-day work.

“Maintenance scheduling can be complex, time consuming and labor intensive without the help of a software tool,” said Gino Palarchio, General Manager, Maintenance. “Implementing the Quintiq Solution is intended to provide full visibility of all work and resources directed at maintaining our facilities, to assist in maximizing utilization and achieving high levels of resource efficiency and effectiveness.”

In order to optimize maintenance, ArcelorMittal Dofasco required an integrated scheduling solution to make decisions in real time, while anticipating demand and being able to react to schedule disruptions. The system is designed to allow maintenance teams to be proactive in their workforce planning, manage work order backlogs and minimize the amount of time a machine is out of service. The Quintiq Solution is designed to streamline the maintenance scheduling process and decrease the time it takes to schedule work.

“One of the key innovative benefits of the Quintiq software platform is its ability to provide visibility of the planned utilization of maintenance resources and identify where there is open capacity to accommodate newly identified work across the total site,” said David Kenneson, Quintiq’s Vice President, Sales, North America. “Our solution is designed to support over 50 departments at ArcelorMittal Dofasco to increase the efficiency of scheduling maintenance work.”

About ArcelorMittal Dofasco

ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Canada’s largest producer of flat carbon steel and is part of the world’s largest steel and mining company. Headquartered in Hamilton, ON, our more than 5,000 employees are dedicated to being world class as we strive to transform tomorrow with lighter, stronger and more sustainable steel. For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, and world-class research and development we are a leading supplier of quality steel in the automotive, construction, energy, packaging, and distribution sectors.

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.