MMK Goes for Business Digitization

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, August 6, 2019. Deloitte CIS completed its audit of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works' (MMK) digital maturity and transformation potential; the audit is meant to help shape MMK's digitization strategy, the company's Information, PR & Advertising Department reports.

MMK's Industry 4.0 Program currently comprises over twenty projects in progress and dozens of completed projects, with resulting outcomes already part of the plant's work process. Digital solutions are now being used at every stage of production.

The company relies on a custom-designed optimization model (assessment of product quality and supplied amounts based on economic, logistics, and other criteria) to buy its coal concentrate, for example.

Also, Optimal Cast Iron Information System is used in production to set the standards for the quality of coke or sinter and for the structure of iron ore and to set the parameters of hot-air blasting sessions.

Next, a shipment optimization model is used at ports that is synchronized with the plant's calendar-planning process; the plant is also working on a prediction model to determine the prospective demand for ready goods.

The plant's power engineers rely on their turbine's digital twin to select the best operation settings and keep improving their energy management platform which reveals the workers' personal energy-saving input.

To make the maintenance and repairs even more efficient, a Project Life Cycle System has been launched at MMK to model and schedule monitoring and management of the equipment's life cycle.

According to the plant's press service, all of MMK's departments contribute proactively to the company's overall digitization. As a result, more than 250 initiatives in 20 different production segments are expected to boost MMK's digitization strategy.

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