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digital supply chains
The hot rolling mill Precision Steel in Hohenlimburg is an example of the additional advantages of a connected supply chain. Here, the individual production processes are already harmonized in such a way that the mill can offer its customers an unprecedented range of products: “Rolling as a service“. To this end, the customers of steel products input their short-term requirements directly into the system thus triggering the production process. “High supply flexibility, even when small batch sizes are concerned, are of major importance to our customers. We are able to provide this added value through our fully digitized ordering and manufacturing processes“, says Ulrich Schneppe, Head of IT at Precision Steel. On the other side of the supply chain, the employees in the hot rolling mill check the capacity utilization of the continuous casting line in the steel mill of their upstream supplier, in order to ensure that the materials are provided on time. Another advantage is that on both sides, the highly flexible production process allows to reduce inventories and thus the amount of tied-up capital.
Testing out ideas quickly, digitally and easily - that's what thyssenkrupp Steel makes possible in its many different labs. In Digital Labs, employees from various departments work intensively and in short sprints together on the digital transformation of the company. The only requirement: the ideas must add value for our business and customers. A current example is the push barge app. In the digital lab for this app the team is preparing our logistics for the future by equipping all push barges, which supply the thyssenkrupp plant with raw materials via the Rhine, with solar-powered GPS sensors. This will allow suppliers and steel companies to keep an eye on it and better coordinate the ship transport on a digital map.
Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
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Business Segment Steel Europe
Marcus van Marwick
Head of Communication
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