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Large Steel Producer

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Set up in 2010 by the merger of two leading South American companies in steel manufacturing and distribution sectors, adding services (such as cutting and welding), logistics and volume adaptation to customers’ needs of any size.

  • Location: 11 sites in South America
  • Industry: Steel Conversion
  • Annual production: 1 m tpa
  • ERP System: SAP
  • Platform: Windows server 2008
  • Database: Oracle
  • Improve operational efficiency (scrap and setups minimisation)
  • Improve planning productivity
  • Reduce stock levels and improve stock utilisation
  • Reduce order lead time
  • X-Trim for waste minimisation
  • opt-Studio for scheduling
  • APS Connector for SAP integration


  • Scrap reduction: 0.5 % (US$ 1,683K p/a)
  • Semi-finished stock reduction: US$ 3,866K
  • Trim waste reduction: 0.80% of total production
  • Workforce automation and reduction of the headcount: US$ 312K p/a
  • Better choice of stock reels

Adding up the impact of all the benefits above, they increased 0.5% of their annual sales

Greycon is a long term partner. It was very committed to the project and to us succeeding with it.

IT Manager

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