MMK launches a programme-controlled robot RPA to collect and systematize price quotes for raw materials
The new software solution saves the time of the Commercial Department specialists, giving them the opportunity to focus on an expert assessment of the current situation and trends of the raw material component of ferrous metallurgy in Russia and in the world.
The robot collects data from various sources in a single report for each group of raw materials: coal, ferroalloys, iron ore raw materials, refractory materials, electrodes. It can read PDF files and other electronic formats, analyze the information of online publications with personalized access. The programme checks the correctness of the quotes data: when inconsistencies are detected, the system user receives a message.
The work done allows the user to start solving problems such as the synthesis and systematization of the data obtained with the output in a ready analytical report, in automatic mode.
MMK is one of the world's largest steel producers and a leading Russian metals company. The company's operations in Russia include a large steel-producing unit encompassing the entire production chain, from the preparation of iron ore to downstream processing of rolled steel. MMK turns out a broad range of steel products with a predominant share of high-value-added products. In 2018, the company produced 12.7 mln tonnes of crude steel and 11.7 mln tonnes of commercial steel products. MMK Group had sales in 2018 of USD 8,214 mln and EBITDA of USD 2,418 mln.