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ArcelorMittal Tubarão upgrades BetaPlanner Hot Strip Mill scheduling system in Vitória, Brazil

07-28-2008 02:21 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Advanced Information Systems sa

ArcelorMittal Tubarão, member of the ArcelorMittal Group, has upgraded BetaPlanner solution for the optimization of the detailed scheduling of its Hot Strip Mill.

BetaPlanner, AIS’ leading solution for the short term detailed scheduling optimisation of all rolling mills, was implemented in 2002, in Tubarão. The solution was even ready before the mill was built, first kind of implementation in A.I. Systems experience in collaboration with ArcelorMittal experts.

Since then, the plant has gone through several expansions. The range of products has increased, as well as the market requirements for always better quality. The rolling practices become more exigent on scheduling rules and service is a priority.

A.I. Systems has assisted ArcelorMittal Tubarão in the revision of the scheduling rules formulation and the parameterisation of the BetaPlanner to satisfy these requirements.

Mr. Ivo Abrahão, Project Coordinator: “The strong standards of AMT´s Quality System for scheduling rules, combined with a long term relationship with AIS experts have lead to a successful project achievement. Thanks to the high configurability of BetaPlanner, we were able to manage the challenges of making good schedules, respect due dates and keep inventories low with the same software by simply adapting and configuring new production rules”.

Mr. Robson Ribeiro Moyzes, Production Planning and Scheduling Manager comments: “Our policy is to be at the edge of the technology to ensure the maximal quality and service to our clients”.

Vitória, 2008-06-03

Thomas Quinet
AIS – Advanced Information Systems
Researchdreef, 65
1070 Brussels - Belgium
Tel.: (+32/2) 558 52 60
Fax: (+32/2) 521 80 51

The AIS Group, headquartered in Linz, Austria, is a leading supplier of planning and scheduling systems for the metals industry. Solutions from AIS increase the efficiency of expensive heavy equipment through the optimization of capacity planning and production schedules. Numerous references worldwide of the SteelPlanner® family of planning, scheduling and control solutions underline the effectiveness and reliability of SteelPlanner® for the metals industry.

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