Case Studies

Timken – Boosted Throughput

Our V8-APS Sequencer and Order Management module helped provide developing lineups balance objectives of throughput, energy usage and due date conformance the capability to track order progress and release orders for production across four thermal...

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Novelis – Improved On-Time Performance

Using an order allocation module, Visual8 determined the optimal set of coils to run at each plant in order to satisfy all customer orders while considering a number of criteria including maximum metal recovery, maximum coil width and minimum freight...

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Arcelor Mittal – Reduced WIP

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...

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Aleris – Increased Yields

Common planning and scheduling solution implemented across three (3) major North American Aluminum plants One plant (using Oracle ERP) was experiencing operational issues as a result of combing multiple plants and production lines into one facility Another...

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Union Pacific

Union Pacific operates the largest railroad in North America. The level of traffic congestion in the LA Basin was becoming a major concern. Traffic flow was adversely affected by the volume of inbound and outbound trains across a rail network that was...

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TimkenSteel

TimkenSteel awarded Visual8 a contract to develop a sequencing optimization tool to improve the flow of steel billets through their conditioning process. The solution integrated with existing plant data systems and optimize the loading sequence of billets...

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TAML

TATA Advanced Materials Limited (TAML), a subsidiary of TATA Industries Limited, is a pioneer and leader in composites manufacturing solutions in India. TAML caters to the aerospace manufacturing industry and various other sectors across the globe. Housing...

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Octapharma

Octapharma is one of the largest human protein products manufacturers in the world. Its core business is the development and production of human proteins from human plasma and human cell-lines. Octapharma owns six state-of-the-art, highly regulated,...

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Novelis One

Novelis is a global leader in aluminum rolled products and aluminum can recycling with 36 operating facilities in 11 countries. In order to meet increasing demand at one of their main casting plants, the company planned to ramp-up production rates at their...

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Novelis

The Continuous Improvement team at a major aluminum producer in North America investigated the potential for reducing work-in-progress inventory levels across the supply chain through the introduction of Lean manufacturing techniques. They determined that...

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