NLMK Group, the largest steelmaker in Russia, has started commercial operation of a digital solutions package for production planning at its Lipetsk site. It will improve the accuracy of customer order fulfillment, ensure tracking transparency, and increase production productivity.

The all-in-one digital platform integrates order acceptance, setting order fulfillment deadlines, calendar planning and production scheduling. Upon receiving a new order, the system automatically calculates the execution time taking into account capacity utilization and optimal equipment operation schedules, among other factors. The system will be integrated with the personal account: NLMK customers will be able to track order status and location in real time.

NLMK Group’s steel products are used in various industries, from construction and machine building to the manufacturing of power-generation equipment and offshore wind turbines. The company operates production facilities in Russia, Europe and the United States and its steel production capacity exceeds 17Mt/yr.

Vyacheslav Vorotnikov, NLMK Lipetsk managing director, commented: “The new digital platform called for a large-scale transformation of our sales, planning, production, logistics, and R&M business processes. The implemented solutions are based on the best industry practices, including end-to-end order planning with guaranteed delivery dates accurate to a week and daily plan optimization. As a result, we will be able to ensure higher accuracy of deliveries, to boost the competitive advantages of our customers, and to grow production volumes by debottlenecking our process chain.”