NEWS: Leading Aluminum Producer Novelis Extends Use of Dassault Systèmes’ Production Planning and Scheduling Solution to Plants in US and Brazil
Novelis, the leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum, has extended its use of Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Quintiqapplications to improve production planning and scheduling at two aluminum plants in the U.S. and in Brazil. The company has worked with Dassault Systèmes since 2003.
In the U.S., Novelis will deploy DELMIA Quintiq applications to plan and schedule metal production in its new plant in Guthrie, Kentucky, which will begin producing aluminum for automotive applications in 2020. In Brazil, it will use DELMIA Quintiq applications to optimize scheduling at its Pinda plant, which is its largest facility in South America and produces aluminum sheet for beverage can, consumer, industrial and packaging markets.
As the energy and materials industry faces increasing demand and greater environmental sustainability requirements, a fully integrated digital approach can help metals manufacturers to mitigate these challenges by improving lead times, delivery performance and administrative efficiencies, as well as reducing inventory levels and maximizing the use of resources.
Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Quintiq applications powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform are tailored to address the complexity in aluminum rolling processes. In a single digital environment, aluminum manufacturers can model, plan and optimize their business operations from end to end, and shift their focus from reducing costs to strengthening competitive advantage and creating opportunities for future production growth.