News: Republic Steel selects Quintiq supply chain planning & optimization solution to optimize manufacturing operations

February 19, 2013 - Quintiq, a global leader in Supply Chain Planning and Optimization (SCP&O) software, announced today that Republic Steel, North America's leading supplier of Special Bar Quality (SBQ) steel bars, has selected Quintiq's SCP&O software solution to optimize its steel production planning and scheduling. Republic Steel will implement Quintiq's industry solutions for metals manufacturing, including Quintiq's company planner for campaign planning, order promising, finite capacity planning, and inventory optimization; and Quintiq's scheduler solutions for detailed scheduling and sequencing optimization for melt/cast, hot rolling and finishing operations. 
"The flexibility of Quintiq's Supply Chain Planning & Optimization software to model our supply chain exactly, combined with the power of Quintiq's optimization technology, will empower Republic Steel to achieve our goals of improved customer service, increased manufacturing efficiencies, and reduced production costs," said Nathaniel Leonard, Vice President of Strategy and Information Technology at Republic Steel.

Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq, commented: "We hope and expect that this Supply Chain Planning and Optimization project will be the beginning of a fruitful and lasting partnership between Republic Steel and Quintiq. Quintiq has established itself globally as the supplier of choice for SCP&O software for companies in the metals industry, and we welcome the opportunity to work with Republic Steel to provide a 100 percent-fit solution for all planning and scheduling requirements across their operations."

About Republic Steel

Republic Steel (formerly Republic Engineered Products, Inc.) is North America's leading supplier of special bar quality (SBQ) steel, a highly engineered product used in axles, drive trains, suspensions, and other critical components of automobiles, off-highway vehicles, and industrial equipment. Republic's products include hot-rolled steel bars, cold-finished steel bars, and bottom-poured ingots. With headquarters in Canton, Ohio, and steelmaking capabilities in Canton and Lorain, Ohio, the company operates value-added rolling and finishing facilities in Canton, Lorain, and Massillon, Ohio; Lackawanna, N.Y.; Gary, Ind.; and Hamilton, Ontario. Republic employs approximately 2,200 people.

For more information on Republic Steel, visit the company's website at

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.