Nucor Steel Texas chooses Quad Infotech to deliver a complete MES solution for its Jewett plant


Quad Infotech has been awarded an order by Nucor Steel Texas to provide a comprehensive manufacturing execution system (MES) in its steel plant in Jewett, Texas.

The Jewett plant consists of one Melt Shop and two Rolling Mills. It produces carbon steel angles, channels, flats, rebars, rounds, special sections, squares and U.M. plates. QMOS will help improve the process visibility and coordination between the operations of the melt shop and the rolling mills.

Through its tightly integrated spec management functions, QMOS provides continuous and real-time quality control throughout the entire production process. Furthermore, QMOS will manage planning and detailed scheduling of the production lines allowing for better visibility and coordination between all units.

Advanced billet inventory management tools in QMOS will provide Nucor Texas the ability to optimize management of billets in the billet yards of its two rolling mills. At the same time audit trail of all billet transactions is kept for detailed and accurate month end accounting reports.

QMOS’ complete suite of shop functions such as the Roll Shop Manager, Guide Shop Manager, Stand Building Manager and Ladle and Mold Manager, will allow Nucor Texas complete control over planning and scheduling of all its shops as well as improved coordination of these shops with the production units.

QMOS will fully interface with Nucor’s Ross ERP system.

Nucor Corporation is the largest manufacturer of steel products in North America. In 2009 more that 14 million tons of steel were produced at Nucor’s approximately 200 operating facilities. Nucor has operating facilities in 22 states. Products produced are: carbon and alloy steel in bars, beams, sheet, and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; and light gauge steel framing.

Quad Infotech is a software engineering and design company that specializes in the development of manufacturing execution systems (MES) as well as energy management systems. Quad’s unique knowledge of industrial process, combined with computer software design expertise, renders its Level-2 and Level-3 software products unique in the global metals market. Quad’s flagship MES product, QMOS has been operating in numerous steel plants throughout North America and Europe since 1994.