What is metrhythm

metrhythm is advanced Planning, Scheduling and MES Product built for Steel companies to efficiently deliver best quality Products on-time at lower cost. It helps in Planning, Scheduling and Tracking of the Orders on the Shop-floor and in providing full visibility to the Top Management.

key Features

Order Promise

Generates Promise dates against the requested delivery date based on the current Order booking and based on the Plant Capacity. Evaluates technical feasibility of an Order and suggests the Impact of booking an rder on the other Orders.

Production Planning

Generates End-to-end Production plan from Steel Making to Plate or Hot Strips to Cold Rolled Products in one step. Synchronizes capacities across processes and maximizes Asset utilization while considering the Campaign Requirements.

Production Scheduling

Generates the Loading sequence for all Equipment based on process specific Scheduling rules and ensures minimization of Free Stocks. Key schedulers include Steel Melt Shop Scheduler with Heat Sequencing capability, Plate and Hot Strip Mill Schedulers with Round Building capability and CRM Scheduler.

Material Allocator

Clubs child items optimally to create optimal parent dimensions and minimizes yield losses. Creates Optimal HR width and thickness from CR specifications, Optimal Mother plate length and width from Child plate specifications and Optimal Slab dimensions from HR Coil and Mother Plate dimensions.

MES Production Tracking

Computes & Downloads PDI to Level 2 and Validates PDO results. Enables Manual Production Capturing for each process. Tracks Inventory, Order Progress Status, End-to-end Material Genealogy, Production defects, delays, production losses etc. Enables optimal shop floor decisions in real time & reduction of free inventory.

MES Quality Tracking

Test management system for tracking chemical, mechanical, physical and surface Properties with ability to capture and validate Test result, track Defects, Sample status etc. Auto suggestion and diversion in case of problems.

Benefits at a glance

  • Higher Profitability through improved Order Mix
  • Improved Asset Utilization through Production Planning
  • Improved Product Quality through minimized diversions
  • All Round Yield Improvements through Material Optimization
  • Complete Automation and Optimization from Planning to Execution
  • On-time Delivery of Orders through realistic Delivery Date Commitment
  • Lower Inventory & Lead-time through Planning, Scheduling and Shop-floor tracking

Case Studies

  • End-to-end Implementation of Planning, Scheduling and MES for a 5 million ton capacity Integrated Steel Plant with Steel Melt-shop, plate mill and finishing lines.
  • Implementation of full Planning, Scheduling & Slitting Optimization Solution for a Special Steel Plant.