Aleris selects Visual8’s V8-APS for their Lewisport, KY Rolling Mill
LEWISPORT, KY – Feb 27, 2017
Aleris, a global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, has selected Visual8’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling solution, V8-APS, to optimize production and improve efficiency at their Lewisport, Kentucky plant, in anticipation of significant growth in North American automotive demand.
Aleris has invested $350 million to equip the Lewisport facility with the capabilities to produce wide aluminum sheet for the automotive industry. The Lewisport facility is equipped to produce 480 million pounds of aluminum auto body sheet annually to meet the rising demand for lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Visual8’s V8-APS for Aluminum is a modular, fully-integrated Advanced Planning and Scheduling system developed specifically for aluminum producers. Designed to optimize all aspects of the supply chain – from scrap receipts, casting and hot rolling through to annealing, slitting and finished goods shipments – V8-APS provides an end-to-end suite of modules to better manage aluminum production operations.
Visual8’s APS applications have been successfully implemented across other Aleris plants, as well as Novelis, Timken and ArcelorMittal facilities, leveraging years of metals and automotive industry experience and manufacturing best practices.
Aleris is a privately held, global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. The company serves a number of diverse industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building & construction, industrial and commercial transportation. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Aleris currently operates approximately 14 production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.
Call us at 800-878-3373 to discover how V8-APS can streamline your operations!