Representatives of the following companies promised to share their insights and experiences with Advanced Planning & Scheduling projects:

Shuichi ShirasunaSenior Manager, Head of Department System Planning Dept., Production & Technical Control Div.
Nippon Steel Nagoya Works

Kyosuke Hayakawa, Senior Manager System Planning Dept., Production & Technical Control Div., Nippon Steel Nagoya Works

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, predecessor of Nippon Steel, one of the largest steel producers worldwide, was established in 2012 by business integration of Nippon Steel Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. With the aim of realizing the world top-class competitiveness, we have made steady progress, reducing costs by raising efficiency, consolidating facilities and organizations, developing overseas businesses, and reorganizing group companies. In April 2019, we have changed our trade name to Nippon Steel Corporation as the first steel producer in Japan, to continue to grow in global markets looking forward the future.

Strict internal regulations at Nippon Steel seriously limit the possibility to provide internal information to third parties, even when implementations of software systems are concerned. This means that software systems in Nippon Steel cannot be implemented using the approaches usual in IT. Nippon Steel and LOGIS leveraged some of the exceptional features of the LOGIS planning software and found a way to successfully implement the demanding planning system in Nagoya works while respecting all formal regulations effective in Nippon Steel.

Koichiro KishimotoGeneral Manager,
Business Process Innovation Team
JFE Steel

Takahiro Okawara, Deputy Manager, Business Process Innovation Team, JFE Steel

Established in 2003, Japan’s JFE Steel is the eighth largest steel maker in the world. The company is part of the JFE Group, with which it shares a philosophy ‘to contribute to society with the world’s most innovative technologies.’ In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as 4 continuous years, JFE Steel was designated as a competitive IT strategy company by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange based on its aggressive investment in and usage of IT to expand profitability, transform business and deliver products that meet customer needs.

JFE Steel manufacturing plants are located in different locations. The current systems do not allow a consolidated view of these plants. The Company-Wide Planning project will make it possible to view JFE Steel as one virtual steel work which will bring along an increase of operation efficiency of the company as a whole.

William P. BryanEVP Manufacturing & Supply Chain,

William J. Kerr, Project Manager, Supply Chain Systems, TimkenSteel

TimkenSteel creates tailored steel products and services for demanding applications, helping customers push the bounds of what’s possible within their industries. The company reaches around the world in its customers’ products and leads North America in large alloy steel bars and seamless mechanical tubing made of its special bar quality (SBQ) steel, as well as supply chain and steel services. TimkenSteel has made its steel in America for more than 100 years. In 2018, the company posted sales of $1.6 billion and also achieved its safest year on record.

TimkenSteel was the pioneer of the APS world when it became the very first customer of now legendary i2 Factory Planner. In the past years, TimkenSteel has built a new planning system from scratch together with LOGIS in the course of what it calls the New Generation Planning Project and is now enjoying the improved flexibility and reliability of its Order Fulfillment process.

JFE Systems, Inc. is a systems integrator established in 1983 as a spin-off from the Information Systems Department of Kawasaki Steel (now JFE Steel Corporation). Over the past 35 years, we have been providing comprehensive services ‒ including planning, design, development, maintenance and operations of corporate information systems ‒ to support our customers in achieving business innovations. In that timeframe, JFE Systems has listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and acquired the business of development and maintenance services for JFE Steel and JFE Steel Group companies from EXA Corporation. We currently have 1,500 employees and generate sales exceeding 40 billion JPY.

A group of highly experienced solution architects, consultants and developers of LOGIS will be available throughout the conference, to answer any questions you may have.

Attendance free of charge.