Steel Planning & Scheduling

Employed an early version of V8-APS to manage the casting and rolling operations within the hot end of their Inland Steel plant in Gary Indiana. This planning and scheduling system synchronized iron and steel making across three continuous casters feeding an 80” hot mill with slabs. Taking i2’s Factory Planner orders the system was capable of building hot mill line-ups and simultaneously scheduling the casters. The system minimized slab yard inventory, saved energy by maximizing “warm” charging of the hot mill, and increased throughput on the mill by 15%.