PSI implements production management system at Chinese MaGang

Shipping of sheet metal products at Maanshan Iron and Steel. Photo: MaGang

PSImetals as an integrated supply chain planning and full process quality management system

Berlin, 4 September 2017 – PSI Metals has been awarded by its long-term Chinese customer MaGang with the implementation of PSImetals Planning which will cover all plants from hot iron to service centers and PSImetals Quality as a full process quality management system.

Since 2015, MaGang was looking for a new IT solution for their supply chain planning and integrated quality management for all flat production lines. In the end, MaGang decided in favour of PSI for both projects. PSI’s solution, based on one factory model, is capable of harmonising MaGangs production processes. MaGang and PSI have already been working together for more than ten years.

Vertically, the goal of the supply chain planning system is to build a solution from strategic planning, sales and order planning with online due date quoting, flow planning to order and line scheduling. Horizontally, from hot iron demand, steelmaking, hot rolling, and cold rolling to MaGang’s distributed service centres all over China.

As an integrated solution, the quality management system includes centralised order dressing and quality standard management as well as a quality know-how database. Based on process data acquisition a comprehensive process analysis, online quality decision making, cross-line defect position analysis as well as centralised Statistical Process Control (SPC) is provided.

“We have worked with PSI for 12 years. With the award of both projects via a bidding process, PSI and MaGang will continue their trustful cooperation. We are convinced that with its experiences and its proven solution for planning and quality, PSI will harmonise our IT landscape optimally”, says Zhang Wenyang, Vice General Manager at MaGang.

MaGang (Group) Holding Co., Ltd. is the seventh-largest state-owned Chinese steel-making enterprise which was founded in 1958. Presently, MaGang’s steel production capacity amounts to 18 million tons per year. Worldwide, MaGang owns the top production lines for thin strip cold-rolling and thin strip hot-rolling, strip hot-galvanizing, strip colour coating, silicon steel, H-beam, high-quality wire and rod, train wheel, etc.

On the basis of its own software products, PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for energy management (energy networks, energy trading), production management (mining, metals, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs more than 1,600 persons worldwide.