Steel firm Corus annually produced over 7 million tons of
steel in the form of semi manufactures and end products for
the world market. Semi manufactures include hot rolled
strips and hot and cold rolled rolls of steel. The processing
in the hydrogen glow discharge system of the cold rolled
rolls occurs by means of hydrogen in order to upgrade the
crystalline structure of the material to an acceptable level for
further processing. Coated sheet metal is an example of the
end products. The coated metal sheets with a thickness of
over 0.5 mm are among others supplied to the sheet metal
processing industries, such as the automobile industry, the
construction and the installation industries. The thinner
sheets are shipped to the can market for the production of
tin coated, chrome coated and plastic coated materials. The
material is commonly used in the food industry as well as in
spray can manufacturing.
Once these activities had been completed, PDM became involved by filling the Plant Maintenance-module for 60% in the rest phase of the project. Among other things, we created the job positions as well as the critical articles and the pertaining technical drawings, maintenance regulations and work instructions introduced and linked to the objects in SAP. The eventual completion of the database with the remaining data and the other finishing activities are planned for phase 2. This will be handled by Corus themselves.
Obtaining the proper information posed the greatest challenge to all parties involved in this project, since much of it
had not been recorded on paper anywhere within the
company. Instead, it was an integral element of the experience
and available know-how of our employees. After many
years, this information has now been stored in a system
making it is easily accessible to others within the organisation.