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Usiminas

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01
Who?

Set up in 2010 by the merger of leading Brasilian companies in steel manufacturing and distribution sectors, Soluções Usiminas operates with steel produced by Usiminas Pants, adding services (such as cutting and welding), logistics and volume adaptation to customers’ needs of any size.

  • Location: 11 sites in Brazil
  • Industry: Steel Conversion
  • Annual production: 1 m tpa
  • ERP System: SAP
  • Platform: Windows server 2008
  • Database: Oracle
02
Why?
  • Improve operational efficiency (scrap and setups minimisation)
  • Improve planning productivity
  • Reduce stock levels and improve stock utilisation
  • Reduce order lead time
03
Solution
  • X-Trim for waste minimisation
  • opt-Studio for scheduling
  • APS Connector for SAP integration

Benefits

  • 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 simply 0.5% of Soluções Usiminas’ annual sales

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

Eduardo de Carvalho
IT Manage

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