Newly designed information systems at Georgsmarienhutte GmbH

Citation
Kg. Heymann et al., Newly designed information systems at Georgsmarienhutte GmbH, STAHL EISEN, 121(4), 2001, pp. 47-52
Language
TEDESCO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Metallurgy
Journal title
STAHL UND EISEN
ISSN journal
0340-4803 → ACNP
Volume
121
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
47 - 52
Database
ISI
SICI code
0340-4803(20010417)121:4<47:NDISAG>2.0.ZU;2-L
Abstract
After the new formation of Georgsmarienhutte GmbH out the Klockner-Werke tr ust one of the tasks was to install an information and communication techno logy appropriate for this new medium-sized enterprise. As far as feasible s tandard systems had to be used. Besides the integration of all information and communication systems also the business processes had to be reshaped, d ata collection had to take place only once at source of data and actual inf ormation as near to real time as necessary had to be presented to all perso ns involved. By all these measures the effiency and flexibility of Georgsma rienhutte had to be improved. According to these goals all business processes were reworked. Where standa rdized solutions were not available systems were individually developped. T he result of an evaluation phase was a design with following characteristic s: use of SAP R/3 for all enterprise resource planning functions (ERP) exce pt for capacity planning and time scheduling for which the oPPS system of P SI-BT was implemented. The manufacturing execution systems for steel making , the billet mill and the finishing lines were newly developped. The system s for the melt and casting programme planning and for the medium section mi ll were adapted. And finally all systems are integrated with the basic auto mation. As a result of all these measures Georgsmarienhutte uses now powerful and t ransparent information, planning and control systems. The extension of thes e systems is going on with new functions and projects.