It’s not enough to just bridge the gap between global suppliers and local manufacturers. Metal service centers are adding processing services to breathe new life into thinning profit margins. Traditional software just doesn’t work to support an increase in complex processing services.
You may have noticed a shift in responsibilities for metal service centers. Customer demands are changing, inventory is changing and operational needs are changing. While you may be used to having added pressure on margins, it’s certainly not getting any easier to protect the bottom line. Making the transformation from distributor to manufacturer is a giant leap for traditional metal service centers. However, this change is necessary to adapt and succeed in a changing marketplace.