News: Aurubis Stolberg upgrades to Quintiq 5.0 for enhanced ordering and production scheduling

December 5, 2013 - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that its long-time customer Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG is going to update its scheduling platform to Quintiq 5.0 across the company’s operations.

Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG with its 400 staff members provides a reliable and flexible partnership that guarantees the best performance, producing high precision copper and copper alloy strips and wire for the international market. Aurubis Stolberg GmbH & Co. KG is a division of Aurubis AG, Hamburg.

The upgrade to Quintiq 5.0 will bring real-time visibility to Aurubis Stolberg's operations and provide further insight into the impact of business decisions while enhancing key performance indicator-based planning.

Features of Quintiq 5.0 include:

  • Increased flexibility that allows Aurubis Stolberg to trace each single coil from input to delivery
  • Improved ability to forecast various scenarios, assisting planners in making decisions based on the different possible outcomes, and
  • A powerful, easy-to-use interface.

“We knew Quintiq offered a supply chain optimization platform that would grow with the company,” said Detlev Marek, director of supply chain management at Aurubis Stolberg. ”While Quintiq 3.2 served our needs very well, it was time to upgrade in order for our operations to benefit from Quintiq 5.0’s advanced functionalities that would offer enhanced visibility and flexibility.”

“No puzzle is too complex for us, and we especially love solving those that evolve over time with a long-time customer, like Aurubis,” remarked François Eijgelshoven, VP EMEA, Quintiq. “Following the implementation of the Quintiq scheduler, we look forward to exploring planning capabilities with Aurubis to further streamline operations.”

About the Aurubis Group

Aurubis is the leading integrated copper group and the world’s largest copper recycler. We produce some 1 million t of copper cathodes each year and from them a variety of copper products.

Aurubis has about 6,400 employees, production sites in Europe and the USA and an extensive service and sales system for copper products in Europe, Asia and North America.

Thanks to our wide range of services, we rank among the global leaders in our industry. Our core business is the production of marketable copper cathodes from copper concentrates, copper scrap and recycling raw materials. These are processed within the Group into continuous cast wire rod, shapes, rolled products and strips as well as specialty wire made of copper and copper alloys. Precious metals and a number of other products, such as sulfuric acid and iron silicate, round off our product portfolio.

Customers of Aurubis include companies in the copper semis industry, the electrical engineering, electronics and chemical industries as well as suppliers of the renewable energies, construction and automotive sectors.

Aurubis is oriented to growth and to increasing corporate value. The main focus of our strategy is on strengthening our business, utilizing growth opportunities and practicing a responsible attitude when dealing with people and handling resources and the environment.

Aurubis shares are part of the Prime Standard Segment of the Deutsche Börse and are listed in the MDAX, the European Stoxx 600 and the Global Challenges Index (GCX).

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.