How information systems can help to take good strategic decisions (ArcelorMIttal IPEC)
Tutor / director / evaluatorLe Golf, Richard
Document typeMaster thesis (pre-Bologna period)
Rights accessOpen Access
The steel industry is one of the most important and influential in the global economy with a turnover of over U.S. $ 500 billion1. The last, weighs on decisions taken in the secondary sector in general and more specifically the automotive, construction and packaging (their main customers). Understand the steel industry and the interconnections between it and the world economy may be a way to decipher the global events (crisis, the construction boom, lower production of cars in Europe, boom of activity in China ...) One of ArcelorMittal ‘s(AM) strategies, which have allowed him to become the leading global producer of steel and be ranked 41st in Forbes Magazine2 (listing the world's largest companies) is to equip some of its sites with the most advanced technologies in the world in order to produce a high quality steel at a competitive price. We now can understand the importance of designing a good strategy for the implementation of projects that require a large investment. For that, developing tools for helping the strategic decision making, is very important for a group like AM This report details the progress and results of five months of my internship within the ArcelorMittal Purchasing (AMP). First, the ArcelorMittal group is briefly reviewed: historical figures, activity and presence throughout the world. My department, ArcelorMittal Purchasing is then presented: its role, the reason for its creation and its organization. Finally, we will concentrate on my work at AMP and IPEC, the tool used for strategic planning and benchmarking, with whom I worked.