Mukand Sumi Special Steel Limited (MSSSL) is one of India’s leading manufacturers of specialty steel products. With over 400 grades and specifications, the company offers a vast range of steel products in various sizes and supply conditions.
With a steel-making and rolling capacity of 500,000 metric tonnes per year set to grow and production planning and strategy inputs contributed from across the group, it became imperative for MSSSL to transform its production processes to remain competitive.
MSSSL chose DXC Technology to implement SAP S/4 HANA, which helped to eliminate manual processes and improve planning efficiency, dispatch efficiency, and productivity. The implementation covered several S4/HANA modules, including production planning, quality management, plant maintenance, cost controlling and CO-PA, and sales and distribution.
Results and Benefits: The implementation resulted in a 20% increase in order fulfilment, 99% physical inventory accuracy, and a 30% increase in planning and execution productivity. MSSSL now has a single source of truth across the entire steel production process with optimised demand management and improved inventory accuracy, order tracking and fulfilment.
“With MSSSL’s remote plant located 350km from Bangalore and 150km from the closest airport, it was a challenge, but DXC was able to bring together an expert team that was close by and able to travel to work onsite.”
Senior Manager IT, Mukand Sumi Special Steel Limited
Future: With the implementation of SAP S/4 HANA, MSSSL has a scalable architecture that is flexible to cater to future business needs. The company can now adjust and enhance production to maximise supply and margins, understand and optimise energy consumption, and identify the best operational strategies to improve productivity. The implementation also allows for better communication between the plant team and sales and marketing personnel, which will improve customer experience and ongoing customer satisfaction and success.