04. January 2018 | Industry, Technology

Alro optimizes production with Quintiq solutions

Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization, announced its partnership with Alro, the largest aluminium smelter in the Central and non-CIS Eastern European region. Quintiq’s solution will provide capacity planning, inventory management and production scheduling support capabilities. Alro of Slatina, Romania, aims to increase its delivery performance and production volume while keeping costs low and minimizing scrap. The company also plans to increase its momentum in highly demanding sectors such as aerospace and automotive metals.

Quintiq’s supply chain planning and optimization solution will help Alro reach these goals by providing full visibility over its entire supply chain to enhance delivery performance and maintain high customer satisfaction levels. “Visibility creates value,” said Dobra Gheorghe, Alro’s general director. “Quintiq’s streamlined approach to scheduling gives us full visibility of our present situation, enabling us to better anticipate demand, lead time and potential bottlenecks. This allows us to be more resilient against unforeseen disruptions. Increased assurance of on-time in-full deliveries also enables us to maintain the trust and satisfaction of our customers.”

Alro’s first project with Quintiq is expected to go live soon. Alro has set specific goals that it aims to achieve for the duration of the project. These include a reduction in work-in-progress inventory, an increase in throughput, a reduction of power consumption to achieve sustainability goals and improved delivery performance.

Alro has a production capacity of 265,000 tonne a year. The main markets for Alro products are within the EU (Germany, Hungary, Poland, Greece and Romania). The company also exports to the USA and Asia. Alro is ISO 9001 certified for quality management and has Nadcap and EN 9100 certificates for aerospace production organizations.