Steel & Metal Processing Overview
The steel and metal processing industry has always found it difficult to use item or SKU based ERP solutions efficiently. These process-based industries have divergent process flows, where various grades or products are produced with different attributes rather than quantities of discrete items. The many semi-finished and end products involved need distinct attribute definition. This requires a system like Infor M3 that uses attribute management to define, trace and reclassify steel & metal products across the business flow.
A large number of products, grades or attributes and process steps are managed in the steel and metal processing industry. The more complex the steel manufacturing system, the more there is to gain from better planning and greater efficiencies for each process step. The solution will help to streamline operations, optimize processes, and better predict customer demand, while controlling costs and improving the accuracy of your inventory, shipping, and shop floor scheduling.
“We needed a system that was flexible and agile—one that was able to respond to changes in the market and within our business. If an organization doesn’t have the information it needs at its fingertips, then it can’t respond to customer needs.” – NS BlueScope