- Processors & Edge Intelligence - Embedded Operating Systems
- System Integration
China Steel Corp. (CSC), Taiwan's largest steel company, faced a significant challenge in upgrading its IT environment. The company saw the generational shift as an opportunity to transform its corporate structure and better utilize its extensive historical data. However, the task was enormous, involving the rewriting of nearly 200 applications. The challenge was further complicated by the need to ensure that the transition from COBOL to Java did not disrupt the company's daily operations. The company needed a solution that would allow it to carry out real-time analytics, optimize pricing, better manage its supply chain, and increase revenue.
About The Customer
China Steel Corp. (CSC) is the largest steel company in Taiwan, controlling more than 50 percent of the domestic market. The company produces around 10 million tons of crude steel annually, with a product range that includes plates, bars, wire rods, and hot and cold rolled coils. CSC is a significant player in the steel industry, and its operations and production processes generate a wealth of data. The company's commitment to digital transformation and the effective use of this data is a testament to its forward-thinking approach and its drive to maintain its market-leading position.
CSC addressed its challenge by deploying an open systems platform on the Linux operating system. This allowed the company to carry out real-time analytics. For instance, the company could use its decades of production and transaction data to simulate steel prices. The solution could then create a pricing model for production based on fuzzy analytics. By comparing current and historical conditions, CSC could optimize pricing, better manage its supply chain, and grow revenue. The solution components included IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator, IBM Global Technology Services® – Systems Services, IBM Integrated Facility for Linux, and IBM zEnterprise® BC12.
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