At RealSTEEL, we work with steel service centers every day and we have helped many businesses implement new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. We also talk to many in the industry who have not made the move to a modern ERP system yet. Here are the dangers of putting off this critical investment. It’s Not Always about Money The reluctance to upgrade software is usually more about the time it will take … [Read more...] about The Hidden Dangers of Putting Off an ERP Upgrade
Are you looking for better shop floor management and operational control? Do you want to be able to calculate actual costs including any off-site processing? These are just a few of the capabilities that Pipe and Tube Processors are looking for in a modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. ERP systems have certainly come a long way in the past decade. Not only do they have more robust capabilities, … [Read more...] about Comparing ERP for Pipe and Tube Processors
Vice President of The Wolcott Group LLC, Kevin Ameche draws on over 30 years of industry experience in manufacturing and distribution to consistently deliver superior performance results. In this blog, he reflects on the steel and metals industry, the metals software space, and the RealSTEEL solution powered by Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Kevin welcomes your comments and questions. You can contact him at: Mobile: … [Read more...] about Q&A: Steel and Metals Industry Trends, Tips and Technology
Manufacturers and distributors require a different level of management technology than many other types of businesses. Managing materials and inventory, planning procurement and scheduling production activities gets complicated and will either make or break profit margins. There is no shortage of business management technology available, from enterprise resource planning (ERP) to material requirement planning … [Read more...] about ERP vs. MRP: What’s the Difference?
You may have discussed potential ERP systems with suppliers, vendors and other business colleagues but are still wondering—who needs ERP? Do you? While there is no shortage of information about this powerful business management technology, it’s much harder to determine whether you should deploy ERP for your own business. Here’s what you need to know in order to make this important decision. Are Existing Software … [Read more...] about Who Needs ERP?
Businesses rely on suppliers and vendors to provide the materials needed to manufacture and deliver goods to customers. However, supply chains become increasingly complicated with growth and change. Instead of a profit source, supply chains can become a profit drain. Modern technology, specifically enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, can provide support. So, how does ERP help supply chain … [Read more...] about How Does ERP Help Supply Chain Management?