The paper presents possibilities of a comprehensive (end-to-end) software solution for efficient management of metallurgical plants. The aim of the paper is to point out the high demands of metallurgical enterprises on the information systems, current possibilities of modern ERP and APS systems and trends for more effective and supportive work in these systems. The first chapter focuses on the consolidation of various information systems in metallurgical plants, where unified data structure and business processes can naturally simplify data consolidation into one desired output. Subsequently, the possibilities of modern Enterprise Resource Planning systems and Advanced planning and scheduling systems will be introduced. Modern information systems should undoubtedly record links between partial logistics and production processes. Actual trends will be presented, specifically integrated functionality that complements ERP and APS systems. These advanced functionalities promote the use of standard information systems, primarily to facilitate the data collection through the reporting of employees at the workplace terminals, automatic data collection from machines and the possibility of online access to the latest product documentation. Modern advanced add-on functionalities offer the interconnection of ERP and APS systems with mobile applications, which replace often outdated paper documentation and complex paper-based reporting. Last chapter will introduce requirements and recommendations for the selection of comprehensive information system that meets the high needs of metallurgical plants in the Czech Republic and abroad.Keywords: Metallurgical production, Enterprise Resource Planning, Advanced planning and scheduling, information system
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