Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) was recognized in the Ferrous Metallurgy category of the XVI national annual IT Leader awards. The expert jury gave high praise to MMK’s large-scale project aimed at updating the software infrastructure of MMK Group, comprising more than 60 companies.
The IT Leader awards have been held since 2002 and aim to bring the professional community’s attention to changes in the new digital age and the most successful IT projects. This year’s concept was “Digital Future Management”, marking the industry’s transition to the transformation and digitalization of IT processes.
The national awards recognized MMK’s achievements in adopting relevant and efficient information technologies. MMK Group implemented a project focused on the further development of the IT systems of the more than 60 companies that form the Group. As part of the project, MMK launched a specialized data center and created a software and hardware suite enabling centralized access to information system. The key element of MMK Group’s updated software infrastructure is the transition to a new-generation software package, 1C:Corporation, including the flagship solution 1С:ERP Enterprise Management 2. The companies’ migration is actively underway and is expected to automate more than 3,000 workplaces.
ММК has historically held the leading positions in Russia’s ferrous metals sector in the introduction of modern information technologies to production processes. Since 2004 MMK has been operating a unified corporate information system. This has led to a strategic focus on introducing state-of-the-art information technologies into the production and management processes in order to cut costs, improve transparency, strengthen intra-corporate relationships, and launch new services for clients and employees. The use of the new technologies and cooperation with major IT companies continues to help MMK optimize costs and improve production efficiency.
MMK’s information strategy is composed of the following aspects – an integrated corporate information system, mobile access to key business processes, modeling and forecasting, end-to-end planning of customized production, and real-time control of order fulfillment. In order to access the best available technologies, MMK opened a Research Center at Skolkovo in October 2017. (MMK/Ukrainian metal)
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