OMK project for planning and scheduling of mettalurgical and piping production launched

OMK project for planning and scheduling of mettalurgical and piping production launched

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06.06.2019 ENTERCHAIN

Enterchain, together with their partner, international company OM Partners, headquartered in Belgium, have launched a landmark project on implementing end-to-end planning and scheduling process for metallurgical and piping production based on OMP Plus special planning system for the United Metallurgical Company (OMK).

As a result of the project, OMK should start a unique process of job order planning and scheduling in the oil and gas pipe division, integrated into the complete supply chain management cycle: from managing client call-offs and orders to issuing job orders and receiving feedback upon execution. 

The project outline is the production of oil and gas pipes, including a casting and rolling complex, which provides pipe shops with rolls and strips. 

Achieving the desired economic effect of project is expected due to the implementation of the following steps:

  • Expanding the schedule horizon and, as a result, the possibility of planning orders in advance with minimizing downtime from production bottlenecks
  • End-to-end balancing of all key production areas of the division both at the planning and scheduling levels
  • Combining job order planning and scheduling processes in one information system
  • Providing automated calculation of plans, stock assessment and graphing via special mathematical models
  • Providing scenario modeling and options of plan calculation.

The project started in January 2019 and is scheduled for completion in mid-2020. It is implemented according to the method for rapid development of a basic prototype and its subsequent refinement to the final full-featured solution. This approach provides for engaging key users in testing a working system in early phases and facilitates better management of expected results. 

“At the moment, this is a key project in the field of supply chain management in the Company,” comments Oleg Osminkin, Head of Methodology Department of the OMK Supply Chain Planning Directorate. “Developing a process for end-to-end scheduling and job order planning is not only an important step in improving the efficiency of planning and execution of orders itself, but also providing the opportunity to create additional value for our Company's customers.” 

Anton Shmatalyuk, Managing Director of Enterchain and project sponsor from the contractor side, noted: “Our company was able to prove the quality of our solution and the professional excellence of our team to OMK management. The implemented OMP Plus planning platform from OM Partners is already effectively used by leading manufacturing companies in Europe and worldwide, and the joint Russian–Belgian project team ensures the effective adaptation of international planning practices to the Russian market context and the needs of our esteemed client. Our company gave the highest priority to this project, and we aim to create a solution for integrated job order planning that is indicative in terms of content and results for such complex and high-level production.”