QMASTOR have announced the signing of a contract with OneSteel Whyalla for the provision of QMASTOR’s Horizon Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) system for their iron ore supply chain at Whyalla, South Australia.
The agreement covers software design, installation and commissioning of QMASTOR’s Horizon APS with the majority of revenue to be received in the 08/09 financial year.
Both parties are expected to sign a support and maintenance contract for a period of five years.
QMASTOR will supply OneSteel with a scheduling system for export of iron ore shipments, port inventory management, rail transportation, mine stockpile management and process plant production. Horizon APS is a new addition to QMASTOR’s product portfolio that has the following features:
- Single, integrated multi-user scheduling workbench
- Interactive, visual representation of schedule(s)
- Rapid, contextual access to relevant information
- Manual and automated (optimised) schedule generation and partial (re)generation
- Configurable, multi-criteria, KPI based schedule scenario generation
- Maintainable representation of constraints, preferences and business rules
- Multi-user, scalable, secure, auditing, service oriented
- Integration with Pit to Port.net
- Integration with dependant external systems
According to QMASTOR, they would go beyond the recent Pit to Port and iFuse deployment and will assist OneSteel Whyalla’s ongoing supply chain improvement.
The successful implementation of this project will provide QMASTOR with opportunities to increase their customer base in the mining supply chain advanced planning and scheduling market.