The sales quoting process is the most important, yet most challenging procedure, for steel service centers, metal fabricators and building manufacturers. Profit or loss begins with sales quoting and every aspect of operations, from purchasing through production, is impacted by that estimate. Getting it right the first time is critical for building profits in the steel service and product manufacturing … [Read more...] about Profit or Loss for Steel Service and Product Manufacturing Begins With Sales Quoting
Metal distributors and fabricators have busy warehouses and distribution centers already stuffed full of inventory. Maintaining certain types and volumes of inventory is necessary for certain customers, but how much is too much? Businesses can quickly lose money on overstocking the warehouse or find themselves stuck with obsolete materials. Take a strategic approach toward inventory management, and protect your … [Read more...] about Metal Distributors and Fabricators Need Inventory, How Much is too Much?
Preparing estimates and quotes in the steel and metals industry is a challenging task in and of itself. What happens after you secure the contract? Are you able to ensure your project follows the budget and time milestones established in the quote? Coordinate job costing and manage project budgets, from start to finish, with a business management solution designed to address the complicated needs for business in the … [Read more...] about Coordinating Job Costing and Project Budgets in the Steel and Metals Industry
Customers in the steel and metals industry have high expectations for quality products at reasonable prices. This particular marketplace is also highly competitive and customers are often quick to turn to the competition if you can’t be as responsive as the next steel service center or fabricator. Don’t waste time during the quoting process or risk mistakes with calculations that could hurt your bottom … [Read more...] about Know What Customers Want With RealSTEEL
Steel and metals service centers, fabricators and others in the industry struggle with challenging operations—from estimating projects to forecasting inventory needs to completing customer projects on time and in budget. Managing all the moving parts of a complex business with disparate specialty software only adds to the struggle. Too many systems lead to too many problems. Your workers are often in charge of … [Read more...] about Too Many Systems, Too Many Problems
Strong inventory control is essential for any business, but especially for those in the steel and metals industry. Many customers have unique project specifications, which makes it difficult to have the right inventory, in the right quantity, at the right time. Gain control and insight over inventory needs and protect your bottom line by deploying a solution designed to address the complicated inventory management … [Read more...] about Inventory Management That Contributes to Your Bottom Line