Improved ERP offers resources for metal producers
Waiting for later waves of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems might have been a smart move as software vendors add capabilities that better fit the making of metals, while growing areas of management are becoming more a part of executives’ daily responsibilities.
Recent historical trends might help nervous scrap players overcome their fears of what lies in store at the end of this year and the start of 2013.
The valiant, modestly successful partnership between the automotive and steel industries has deferred the day of reckoning—until now.
Technology is vital to all metal sectors, but it’s not just breakthroughs in production and processes that are important to the bottom line. Information technology has become just as significant, and an array of hardware, software, systems analysis mechanisms and data-analysis tools are available to help metal companies make better decisions.