Tata Steel decides for PSI software

The German PSI AG has received PSI an order from Tata Steel India, one of the global leading steel producers, to provide a scheduling solution to optimize the production programs at the new steel plant in Kalinganagar. The target is to optimize the utilization of the new capacities together with a maximum degree of customer service.

The growth strategy of Tata Steel in India with its plant in Jamshedpur foresees an increase of production capacity from 9.7 to 23 million tons per year. As part of this initiative, the newly built integrated steel plant in Kalinganagar will produce 6 million tons per year of high quality flat steel. The standard software PSImetals with its components Online Heat Scheduler, Caster Scheduler und Line Scheduler will support Tata Steel to schedule the steel melt shop, continuous casting and hot rolling. The extension of the PSI solution to an envisaged cold rolling mill and other plant extensions are already part of the initial concept.

During the installation of PSImetals the special requirements of a green field implementation like the learning curve of the planning staff or the continuous development of the product mix will be considered. PSI experts on-site will be supported by the integration partner Tata Consulting & Services (TCS). To reach a climate of mutual understanding and team spirit all partners (Tata Steel IT and Planning, TCS and PSI) will have a joint workshop for several weeks. The workshop objective is a first working version of the final solution.

(Source: PSI AG)

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