The business needed a solution which would be highly reliable and available, secure, and resistant to malicious attacks, and the IBM System i5 platform stands out as a class-leader.

Tian Guo Qing, Vice General Manager, IT Department, Shijiazhuang Iron & Steel Co.

Business Challenge story

Shijiazhuang Iron & Steel found that there was literally not enough space at its manufacturing location to increase production volumes. Faced with growing competition, the company needed to make a radical change in direction in order to maintain profitability.


Shijiazhuang implemented mySAP ERP software on the IBM System i5TM platform, replacing disjointed, largely manual systems with a highly integrated solution that connects every business function in the production cycle and shares information automatically.


- Improved control of manufacturing processes - Ability to meet demand for high-quality steels in a new market sector - Capability to exploit high-margin marketplace

Solution Category

  • Other
  • Solution Components

    • IBM Global Business Services
    • System i: Model 825
    • System i: System i5 570