Roll forming and building material manufacturers rely on skilled workers to perform tasks with reliability, integrity and productivity. High quality products are necessary to satisfy demanding customers and employees play a large role in successful operations. The other part of the equation is data. Business leaders must have operational insight to improve the quality of products, while also increasing productivity and profitability.
Skilled workers need more than the tools along the production line in order to succeed in various job tasks. As discussed in “Buried Costs: The Critical Answers Roll Forming and Building Material Manufacturers Get Wrong with Disconnected Data,” without automating tasks and capturing data across production, you are making it difficult for your team. Operators won’t be able to attach variances to batches that affect quality, weight or scrap. Exceptions will interrupt production, skewing schedules and impacting customer shipments. In addition, it will be difficult to identify the top performer practices, so that you can further improve productivity throughout production. Modern business management solutions can support your employees, improving quality and increasing productivity across the organization.
Insights from data is critical to success and most often out of reach for businesses using disparate specialty software or aging legacy systems, which is why many roll forming and building material manufacturers are increasingly replacing outdated systems with RealSTEEL. This comprehensive solution provides businesses in the steel and metals industry with time-saving automations and greater control over data.
Built-in and customizable workflows in RealSTEEL streamline common tasks, improving consistency and productivity throughout your organization. In addition, dashboards and other business intelligence features highlight key data, making it easier to monitor the four pillars of costs: materials, labor, overhead and outside processing. With quick access to real-time data, business leaders can monitor operational and financial transactions and make the data-driven decisions that improve productivity, profitability and customer satisfaction.
Ensure your employees have all the right tools for the job and can respond quickly to the variables that can impact operations or profit margins. Build high quality products and profits, and strong customer relationships, with RealSTEEL. Contact The Wolcott Group for more information about replacing outdated systems and making sure your skilled workers—and your business—are set up for success.
By The Wolcott Group, providers of RealSTEEL, a ‘real world’ solution for the steel and metals industry.