News: Constellium to optimize its entire rolling operations
Constellium signs corporate deal with Quintiq
October 1, 2012 - Constellium, a world leader in the manufacturing of high-quality aluminum products and solutions, has chosen Quintiq's Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software solution to optimize its entire rolling operations.
Constellium will utilize Quintiq's end-to-end supply chain planning solution to support its scheduling, strategic, and tactical planning at its operation plants in Ravenswood, Issoire, Sierre, and Singen. The implementation of Quintiq's software solution consists of one upgrade of an existing operation and nine new implementations, which will be carried out from 2012 to 2014.
Constellium and Quintiq's long-term business relationship began in 2003 and 2004 when Quintiq closed two limited corporate agreements with Constellium, which was then known as Alcan Engineered Products. These first two implementations yielded significant business benefits for Constellium including improved delivery performance, increased productivity, and inventory reduction in multiple production locations.
Carlos Cruz, Constellium's Manager of Strategic Purchasing -- IT, commented: "We selected Quintiq for their state-of-the-art software technology and in-depth understanding of our business processes. We have already recorded great business results thanks to the implementation of Quintiq's APS solution in Constellium rolling mills over the years. Quintiq is clearly a reliable partner in supply chain planning and production optimization solutions."
Francois Eijgelshoven, Quintiq's Metals & Manufacturing Business Unit Director, said: "Over the years, Quintiq helped to significantly increase Constellium's business value, which led to Quintiq becoming the ideal strategic partner for Constellium. The ever-increasing confidence in Quintiq's software capabilities has contributed to this new corporate deal, which will optimize Constellium's entire rolling operations in the future."
Constellium, formerly Alcan Engineered Products, is a global sector leader that develops innovative, value-added aluminum products and solutions for a broad scope of markets and applications, including aerospace, mass transportation, automotive, packaging, energy, and building and construction. With over 9,000 employees, Constellium is structured in three divisions: Global Aerospace, Transportation and Industry (Global ATI); Specialty Sheet; and Extrusions & Automotive Structures. Constellium, with headquarters in Paris, is owned by affiliates of Apollo Global Management (51%), Rio Tinto (39%), and the Fonds Stratégique d'Investissement (FSI) (10%). Constellium generated ?3.6 billion in revenue in 2011. Visit www.constellium.com for more information.
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.