Charter Steel strives for excellence with Quintiq's metal production planning and scheduling solution
Friday, Feb 08, 2013

RADNOR, Pennsylvania, February 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Quintiq, announced today that Charter Steel, a leading supplier of special, bar-quality steel products to customers around the world, has selected the company's Metal Scheduler to optimize production scheduling. A leader in Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software, Quintiq has specifically-designed production and supply chain planning solutions that streamline and optimize the complex manufacturing processes within the steel industry.

Charter Steel is a member of Charter Manufacturing, a privately-owned family of companies that has adhered to a simple, successful formula for three generations: "Do something different and do it right to achieve the highest quality product."  The Saukville, Wisconsin-based company was looking for a metal production planning and scheduling solution to reduce production costs while protecting and increasing market share.

Quintiq's Metal Scheduler offers the perfect fit, streamlining operations in metal processing by generating detailed, optimized schedules and order sequencing. With its rich feature set and flexibility, the Metal Scheduler will empower Charter Steel to optimize its operations even when planning just days or hours ahead.

"Quintiq's ability to configure optimization rules specific to Charter Steel's business, coupled with the power of the company's optimization technology will enable us to achieve our continuous improvement goals in both customer service and manufacturing efficiencies," said Robert Dietz, Supply Chain Director at Charter Steel.

Drawing upon its extensive experience in the metals industry, Quintiq will roll out the Metal Scheduler for melting and casting, hot rolling and finishing across Charter Manufacturing's operations, including facilities in Saukville, Wisconsin, and Cleveland and Fostoria, Ohio.  The tailored Quintiq solution will enable Charter to reduce manufacturing costs and lead times and improve on-time manufacturing and scheduling productivity.

"We are excited to add Charter Steel to our extensive portfolio of steel manufacturing customers and to assist them in achieving their supply chain optimization goals," commented Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq.

About Charter Steel

Charter Steel, Inc., a division of Charter Manufacturing Co., Inc., produces carbon and alloy steel bar, rod and wire products. For more information on Charter Steel, visit the company's website at

About Quintiq

Quintiq's revolutionary Supply Chain Planning and Optimization (SCP&O) platform enables enterprises to improve efficiency at every stage of the supply chain journey. It powers end-to-end planning and optimization of personnel, resources and processes in a single planning environment, across all planning horizons. Many of the world's largest and most successful enterprises rely on Quintiq to achieve their business goals, strengthen their competitive advantage, and create new revenue streams.

Source: Quintiq

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