Company: Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel Inc.
Headquarters: Portland, OR
Size of Company: 500-999 employees; $250M-$500M in revenue
Industry: Metals - primary (mills, foundries)
Primary Product Line: Rail, rodbar, seamless pipe
Name of Project: Improving Profits through Modeling
Project Objective: To adjust to the forecasted 35% reduction in demand for 2009; use collaborative techniques that rely on accurate modeling data; modify decision-making process; commit to process control; rely on analytics to set strategic course
Technologies Employed: Profit InSight/EIS Analytics, Microsoft SQL Server, Citrix Metaframe
Accomplishments/ROI: Had one of the best years in company’s history; total cost of fact-based decision-making support and systems in 2009 was offset by increased profits in less than one month; 2010 goal is to capitalize on use of analytics as a competitive advantage