Istanbul, 20 August 2019– ICRON, a leading provider of Optimized Decision Making and Supply Chain Optimization software solutions, today announced that the implementation of its Detailed Scheduling solution in Şişecam Group’s glass packaging business in Russia has been given an award by Şişecam. Ruscam, Şişecam’s glass packaging company in Russia, won the “Stars of the Year” award in the “Corporate Development and Operational Excellence Projects” category at Şişecam Group’s annual corporate awards ceremony in Istanbul. The winning project involved the deployment and adaptation of ICRON’s Detailed Scheduling solution for the requirements of the company.
A total of 159 projects within the Şişecam Group – a major, global manufacturing conglomerate with businesses in flat glass, glass packaging, glassware, glass fiber, and chemicals – competed for this year’s “Project of the Year” awards, which is an internal award platform.
The “Project of the Year” award in the “Corporate Development and Operational Excellence Projects” category was given to Ruscam, Şişecam’s glass packaging company in Russia, for its “Production Planning and Scheduling Project”. The award winning project aimed to improve the company’s capability to integrate and optimize the planning, scheduling, and decision making processes across the operations of its five production plants in Russia.
Thanks to ICRON’s Detailed Scheduling solution, the project that yielded successful business results received the honors at the award ceremony.
Mine Kaçan, Product Development Director at ICRON, remarked: “ We are thrilled that the implementation of our Detailed Scheduling solution was recognized by Şişecam Group as the ‘Project of the Year’. One of ICRON’s key strengths as a company – besides the power of our technology – is our proven ability to work with our customers to deliver software solutions that transform their operations and produce immense business value. We are very proud of our track record with our customers – and some of our customer relationships have actually lasted more than 20 years. This Detailed Scheduling solution implementation is another great customer success story for us.”
The Detailed Scheduling Solution supports Ruscam’s management and other key stakeholders to:
-Instantly, automatically generate integrated, optimized plans and schedules for a three-month time horizon for the production lines, furnaces, and equipment (such as molds, holders, and cooling equipment) across their multi-site operations.
-Attain visibility and control over their production operations, raw materials, inventory levels, and end-to-end supply chain.
-Realize numerous business benefits including increased planning efficiency and accuracy, improved supply chain agility, enhanced cross-functional collaboration, decreased inventory costs and changeover times and costs, and better capacity utilization, OTIF performance, and customer satisfaction.
About Şişecam Group
One of the most established enterprises in Turkey, Şişecam Group is a global actor in business fields including all main areas of glass industry, i.e. flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and glass fiber, as well as soda and chromium chemicals. Today Şişecam, the world’s leading supplier of chromium compounds and the 7th largest synthetic soda ash producer in the world, is the 3rd largest glassware, the 5th largest glass packaging and flat glass manufacturer globally.
The Group, which has 43 production facilities in total, has manufacturing activities in Turkey, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Egypt, and India. With its more than 80 years of experience, 22,000 employees, production in 13 countries, and sales in 150 countries, Şişecam is a group at international scale and continues on its journey to become one of top three global producers in its all-main business fields.
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About Ruscam, Şişecam Glass Packaging Group in Russia
Producing specially designed glass packaging of various volumes and colors for the food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics sectors, Şişecam Glass Packaging Group has a history that dates back to 1935, when the first plant was founded in Paşabahçe-Beykoz. All companies and plants operating as part of the glass packaging were incorporated under Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ in 2000. The Group’s domestic production plants further grew with the addition of Bursa Yenişehir and Eskişehir plants in 2006 and 2013 respectively, further cementing the leadership of the Group in the industry.
Şişecam Glass Packaging Group aims to become an international glass packaging supplier that is a regional leader thanks to investments and cooperation initiatives in surrounding countries, and owes half of its turnover to foreign operations. As such, its first investment outside Turkey was the acquisition of the Mina Plant in Georgia in 1997. This investment was followed by the establishment of Ruscam Glass Packaging company which was founded to follow the opportunities offered by the dynamic structure of the Russian market and to carry out the operations in Russia in 2002. Ruscam started to operate the Gorokhovets Plant as of 2002, the Pokrovsky Plant as of 2004, the Ufa Plant as of 2005, the Kirishi Plant as of 2008, and the Kuban Plant as of 2009. Şişecam Glass Packaging has most recently acquired an existing glass packaging plant in Merefa, Ukraine in 2011, thus increasing its production capacity abroad to 1.3 million tons.
The Şişecam Glass Packaging Group currently has a total production capacity of 2.3 million tons per year, which makes it the biggest glass packaging producer in Turkey, and the fifth biggest in the world. The business continues its production in a total of ten plants, three of which are in Turkey, five in Russia, one in Ukraine and one in Georgia.
ICRON is a leading provider of Optimized Decision Making and Supply Chain Optimization software solutions.
Founded in 1992, ICRON has a single mission: to help our customers visualize, synchronize, and optimize their end-to-end supply chain operations and enable them to make optimized decisions that improve their productivity and profitability.
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With ICRON, each company’s planners and other key stakeholders can not only generate and execute integrated, optimized plans, but also can make optimized strategic, tactical, and operational decisions that drive improved efficiency, delivery performance, and bottom-line results.
ICRON’s algorithm-based, data-driven, decision-centric software platform supports multiple users, multiple decision processes, multiple scenarios, and multiple problem-solving techniques including optimization, heuristics, routing, scheduling, pegging, machine learning, and artificial intelligence algorithms and others.
ICRON possesses the power and flexibility to provide a complete, customized supply chain planning and decision-making optimization solution for any company. No matter how complex and challenging your company’s supply chain problems are, ICRON will serve as the single solution – delivering total decision-centric optimization across your end-to-end supply chain operations.
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