Mar-Mac builds own inventory software

Jun 05, 2013 | 03:09 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Mar-Mac Wire, John Martin III, wire rod, wire, SAP, SAP software, John Martin IV, inventory Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — At a time when a number of major metals firms have reported challenges implementing new software systems, at least one steel wire drawer has opted to forgo established programs and develop its own inventory-tracking database instead.

Steel wire drawer Mar-Mac Wire Inc.’s chief executive officer John Martin III told AMM his company had originally installed a software system from German technology company SAP AG, a leading provider of inventory-tracking software for the metals and manufacturing industry. However, Martin said Mar-Mac ultimately deemed the SAP system too expensive and inefficient, particularly after paying large maintenance fees and encountering operating challenges.

As a result, McBee, S.C.-based Mar-Mac replaced the SAP system in August 2010 with a self-developed operating system to track inventory, purchasing and shipping, he said. ....





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