The glass industry plays a critical role in the global economy – stretching across various regions around the world and across various industries including automotive, construction, food & beverage, and chemicals – and has expanded significantly in recent years. But with this growth comes increasing competition, costs, and complexity in terms of customer demand, product diversity, and supply chain management.
Glass, from chemical raw materials to final product, goes through a complex set of production processes including melting, annealing, cutting, and finally packaging. The planning of these processes must take into account specific technical and business rules.
To remain profitable, glass manufacturers must be able to overcome numerous, significant business challenges including:
ICRON’s Optimized Decision Making and Supply Chain Optimization solutions give glass manufacturers the capability to conquer their business challenges, to increase operating efficiency and reduce operating expenses, and to optimize the planning and deployment of assets across their global supply chain networks.
With ICRON, glass producers can: