How can coil slitters use modern technology to compete at a higher level? We’ve got a few ways modern technology like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions take what were once complex processes for coil slitters and make them seamless. When you can track the dimensional, chemical, and physical attributes of inventory, you get real insights into production and operations. Changes in Coil Slitting Imagine … [Read more...] about How Coil Slitters Use Technology to Compete
Are you a Building Materials Manufacturer with an outdated accounting or legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System? Are you struggling with challenges such as costing and inventory and wonder if there is a better way to manage both? We have developed a list of the top 5 questions to ask as you evaluate your choices. This list will help you know what to look for in a replacement ERP solution to ensure your … [Read more...] about Top 5 ERP Questions for Building Material Manufacturers
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?