Hulamin Partners with Quintic as part of Supply Chain Optimisation Strategy

- Lean - Jul 03, 2014

Hulamin, one of South Africa’s leading manufacturers, has selected leading supply chain planning and optimisation company, Quintiq, as its scheduling software platform.

Headquartered in Holland and the US, Quintiq’s offering will help Hulamin synchronise production and planning for the entire supply chain across its entire operations, which comprise hot-rolling, cold-rolling and finishing facilities.

Higher delivery performance, work-in-progress control, enhanced visibility and KPI scheduling will be just some of the benefits gained from the synergy, while Hulamin will also implement the Quintiq mobility server which allows management to review KPSs on mobile devices and make decisions and changes in real-time.

Quintiq’s reputation as a market leader in aluminum, where Hulamin is a niche market player, coupled with the seamless integration of additional software platform capabilities at Hulamin in 2011 and 2006, made the company’s scheduling technology the perfect choice for a fully cohesive supply chain planning solution.

Lydia Gertenbach, Production Planning Manager at Hulamin, said: “We hosted a one-week demo challenge to evaluate our scheduling options.

 “Quintiq was able to configure its software platform to our unique constraints within the week, and it made a noticeable improvement to our schedules.

“The challenges addressed in the one-week demo challenge were recognisable to the team, which demonstrated the potential value that integrated scheduling can add.

“We’ll now have the supply chain visibility we need to meet the needs of our customers in South Africa and internationally.”

Koen Jacobs, Business Unit Director at Quintiq, added: “Our expertise in the metals market combined with our existing work with Hulamin equipped us to identify where the company could optimise operations in the hot and cold mills.

 “The decision to extend work with us validates the Quintiq offering and we look forward to continued success with Hulamin.”

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