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The Synthesis of Autonomous and Adaptive Scheduling - Smart Agents for Smart Production Planning

06 Oct 2021, Research, Industry 4.0, Production, Sustainability, Technology, Artificial Intelligence

Production planning is one of the most complex industrial challenges of the steel industry. To address this complexity, metals manufacturers have developed several IT solutions and business processes. However, in addition to complexity, the production process is systematically affected by unpredictable events. In most plants today, responding to production disruptions is a human decision made by operators - often leading to response time issues that can cause production downtime and additional costs. The smart agent technology provides a remedy.

The Evolution Towards a Service-Oriented Ecosystem - Planning 4.0 for the User 4.0

22 Sep 2021, Industry 4.0, Sustainability, Technology

Today's companies need a lean, responsive, digitalized supply chain planning 4.0 to meet the needs of users 4.0. This puts planning before challenges as it needs a collaborative ecosystem where systems can automatically communicate to each other and collaborate when required. PSImetals is ready to support and coordinate such an ecosystem. Read here how! 

The Metamorphosis Towards Smart Replenishment - How to Make Material Supply Intelligent

01 Sep 2021, Logistics, Production, Sustainability, Technology, Industry 4.0

The world is changing. Over the past decade, several factors have contributed to increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) in metals supply chain ecosystems. Not even to mention disruptions brought by global crises. Last but not least, climate change and the need for all supply chains to become sustainable also applies to metals manufacturers. The focus here is on material supply, which must become more intelligent. But how can we initiate such a metamorphosis? And most importantly, how do we achieve it in a sustainable way? 

The Root of Sustainable Metals Production - 7 Ways to Go Green and Improve Operational Efficiency

19 Aug 2021, Energy, Industry 4.0, Production, Sustainability, Technology

When it comes to sustainable metal production, the question often arises as to whether manufacturers should invest on becoming more "green" or on improving their operational efficiency which are both the root of sustainable metals production. Sounds like a dilemma, but it is not! Discover 7 ways in which even small, but forward-thinking investments in planning and scheduling solutions can result in significant environmental improvements that go hand-in-hand with greater plant efficiency.