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Improving cross-branch collaboration with S&OP at Eramet

May 28, 2019


Among supply chain practitioners, it is generally accepted that intensifying the cooperation between production sites and their sales and distribution organizations is key to improving service and reducing costs. Yet, in the metal manufacturing sector, realizing this vision has not always been that easy. At Eramet Alloys, Sales & Operations Planning software has been deployed as the linchpin to dramatically improve collaboration across their extended production and sales network. “Over time, confidence in the system has grown steadily and today, all of us find it unthinkable to run the business without an integrated S&OP process.”


S&OP implemented to improve service and reduce costs

Eramet Alloys was formed in the late 20th century with the merger of several companies, including specialty steel maker Aubert & Duval and tooling manufacturer Erasteel. The group is now a world leader in alloying metals and high-quality metallurgy as well as recycling. Pooled resources and the exploitation of operational synergies are key elements in group strategy to keep pace with, and anticipate, the high demands made by their multiple markets, which include power production, aerospace, automotive (electric vehicles), and construction.

About Eramet

Eramet Group is a major industrial player, operating in more than twenty countries across five continents, with its main markets in Europe, Asia and North America. The Group employs around 12,705 people. Global turnover in 2018 was 3,825 million euros.

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