News: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG deploys Quintiq software platform

October 9, 2013 - Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG (TKSE) is using its software to optimize customer orders for increased delivery performance.

TKSE is one of the world’s technology leaders in carbon steel flat products and processes 50,000 orders using 200 machines across 10 plants. To optimize the specific areas of capacity planning, order acceptance, stock levels and lead times, the company required a planning system that could adapt to changing market conditions and customer orders.

The Quintiq platform factors in finite resource capacity, business rules and additional constraints in its planning to improve delivery performance for ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG. In addition, the active stock planning support function will anticipate targets to keep stock at a optimum level.

“We have a complex way of planning our campaigns and we required a single system that could accommodate all of our niche constraints,” said Andreas Gonschorek, Corporate Planning and Process Optimisation, at ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG. “In an intensive and trustful dialog the experts of Quintiq and TKSE formed the software to fit the TKSE-requirements.”

“Leading steel companies use Quintiq’s 100%-fit SCP&O solutions that are specifically designed for the industry,” said Francois Eijgelshoven, VP EMEA at Quintiq. “Being selected by a world leader in carbon steel flat products further reinforces our position as the leading solution provider for the metals sector. We're pleased to partner with ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG to help optimizing its company planning process.”

About ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG

The Steel segment of the ThyssenKrupp Group is focused on the growing market for premium carbon steel flat products. Its capabilities range from intelligent material solutions, product-specific processing and comprehensive service to finished parts. Together with its affiliate companies ThyssenKrupp Steel supplies a wide range of steel processing industries including automotive, construction and appliance as well as the energy sector and the packaging industry.

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.