o9 Digital Brain for Metals

A leading producer of rolled aluminium and the global leader in beverage can recycling, further serving customers in automotive, consumer electronics, construction, foil and packaging.

This industrial manufacturer has a complex, multi-stage production process, including internal and external production operations that must align to enable the best possible performance. By using o9 to match supply and demand across operational steps, the company can plan the optimal sequencing for these steps, maximizing asset availability and streamlining production to improve throughput.

Sustainability Impact

Reduction in CO2 emissions.

Business Scope Challenges

Production Planning

The company’s multi-stage process with internal and external operations needed to be sequenced in a way to minimize production downtime. Planning processes have previously only been carried out via Excel.

Opportunity

With o9’s Supply Planning, they can visualize the plan and enable reporting to ensure orders are fulfilled on-time and in-full (OTIF) as well as proactively identifying resolutions to disruptions that may impact performance.

Intercompany Flows

The flow of information between the company and its operational partners is vital to driving performance improvements

Opportunity

The ability to integrate with o9’s open, cloud-native platform helps establish better and more consistent data exchanges between internal and external operations.

Carbon Emissions

The company hopes to monitor better and manage carbon emissions, reducing the volume of CO2 produced throughout production.

Opportunity

o9 will allow them to proactively identify resolutions to disruptions that may impact performance, ensuring increased performance throughout the production process, evident in improved OEE. This will support the company in achieving its goal of reducing CO2 emissions throughout production

Value Delivery

Key Functionalities Implemented

1. O9 Supply Chain Master Planning will be used to match supply and demand across operational steps, visualize the plan and enable reporting.
2. o9 is implementing a third party LP solver to create optimal production plans that sequence internal and external production operations in a way that will minimize downtime.

Systems Replaced

Excel.

Customer Benefits

Success Factors — 3 reasons why o9 was selected 

  1. The ability to integrate with o9’s open, cloud-native platform helps establish better and more consistent data exchanges between internal and external operations.
  2. o9’s alliance partner play a critical factor in helping the company drive its digital transformation.
  3. o9’s role as a strategic advisor was essential to helping shape the company’s cloud migration journey.

KPI Impacted

  1. Increased on-time and in-full orders
  2. Increased OEE
  3. CO2 emissions reduction

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