Quad Infotech successfully completes the first phase of its implementation of the QMOS-SAP interface for four North American plants.
This interface provides seamless connectivity between the QMOS MES systems at each plant and the Gerdau global SAP ERP system.
This phase included four North American steel plants. The remaining plants will be included in the next phase scheduled for 2013.
Gerdau is a leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special steel in the world. With over 45,000 employees, it has industrial operations in 14 countries – in the Americas, Europe and Asia – which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America and around the world it transforms, each year, millions of metric tons of scrap into steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. With more than 140,000 shareholders, the Company is listed on the stock exchanges of SÃ£o Paulo, New York and Madrid.
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 combination of steelmaking and rolling process knowledge, combined with computer software design expertise, renders Quad’s Level-2 and Level-3 software products unique in the global steel market. Quad’s flagship MES product, QMOS has been operating in numerous steel plants throughout North America and Europe since 1994.