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The global metals industry is at a turning point as it considers how to survive and compete in this age of slow growing demand, over supply and intensified competition on inter-material substitution. Metal businesses see digitization as a way to both protect against global threats and achieve sustainable growth. Leading companies are already moving. They are embracing the new technologies and re-evaluating their processes, assets and customer relationships.
Severstal is one such leading company, and has embarked on a company-wide digital transformation. In this webinar, CIO Yuri Shekhovtsov will discuss the Severstal vision for digital transformation and go into detail about their results and efforts.
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In the spring of 2016, Crowe Horwath LLP, in collaboration with American Metal Market, launched its fifth annual survey to examine the role of information technology and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in the global metals industry.
Over 75% of survey respondents in the metals industry felt their companies had outdated technology or had outgrown their current systems. Learn more about how global metals companies are using Enterprise Technology to stay ahead of their competition, as well as:
-What business factors are driving companies to invest more in enterprise technology than ever before
-Why metals companies are investing in more cloud-based platforms
-How the landscape of enterprise technology has changed over the past five years and how it may impact future decision-making for global metals executives
Get the inside scoop, from Global Shop Solutions; a trusted provider of ERP technology. Download the new whitepapers “Get ERP Right the First Time” and “Trust Global Shop Solutions for ERP Success” to learn how to maximize efficiency and get the most out of your ERP system.
How can organizations take a more proactive role in predicting and anticipating cybersecurity threats? A joint research report by the Institute of Internal Auditors and Crowe Horwath examines the growing use of security operations centers (SOCs) and explores how security executives are responding to increasing cybersecurity risks.
Simplify your business with ERP Technology. Access Global Shop Solutions’ new whitepapers “Simplify Your Business with ERP Accounting” and “Simplify Your Shop Floor with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)” to learn more on how to implement ERP and EDI technology to improve efficiency in your business.
Access Global Shop Solutions’ two new whitepapers that highlight best practices in ERP implementation within the metals industry. Included are “The Nine Insider Secrets” and “ Streamlining Your Business with ERP”. Register to get your copies today!
Did you know by implementing ERP software applications there will be a year after year 400-500% ROI on the purchase of the software? ERP software can deliver significant benefits for the manufacturing industry through a combination of applications that will meet the needs of your organization such as: Lower setup costs, reduced cycle times, increased on-time delivery, improved productivity, better customer service, accurate inventory tracking and reduction in administrative overhead.
Today’s global aluminum industry is very competitive; industry participants need a competitive edge and, ideally, a unique niche to remain in business. Geff Wood, Director, GPP (Global Primary Products) IPS Automation Center of Excellence (CoE) Smelting/Casting at Alcoa, explained how his company is using OSIsoft’s technology to improve operational intelligence and reduce process variability. Alcoa’s “SMART manufacturing” initiative employs a connected infrastructure to connect disparate
and/or siloed data sources. In this manner, the company can provide operations and management personnel with the actionable, in-context intelligence needed to make better decisions relative to the company’s extensive
This guide focuses on streamlining the flow of information within Metals, Mining & Materials (MMM) companies
To transform your organization into a more agile, innovative, resilient and sustainable enterprise, effectively managing the flow of information is a necessary platform for success. This guide will address these questions:
• How can you uncover hidden information in your data that you have yet to unlock?
• How can your organization reach fuller rewards from optimization, quality or performance initiatives?
• What are examples of goals that can be achieved by architecting a better flow of information?
A comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can replace multiple IT systems, unify processes and data, and improve efficiency. It provides powerful and flexible functionality tailored to the needs – and budgets – of companies across the metals industries. You gain strategic insight to drive operational excellence and profitable growth and build the foundation for successfully executing business strategies. Read this white paper to find out more and more metals companies are replacing patchwork systems with a single, comprehensive ERP solution to enable and improve enterprise processes, satisfy customer and supplier needs, and streamline mergers and acquisitions.
The metals industry is a cyclical business that rides the ebb-and-flow of raw material pricing and mounting pressure from global competition. The homegrown legacy systems currently in place can’t keep pace with the changing market dynamics. But as metals producers turn to ERP vendors for help, there are industry-specific best practices to take into account. So as not to be ruled by software, the enterprise solution must adhere to the unique qualities of the industry—from order fulfillment to material tracking on the shop floor with level II integration to quality management through load planning and shipping. Only then will a metals producer have a chance at driving down operational costs in order to increase profitability.
Crowe Horwath LLP, in collaboration with American Metal Market, launched its fourth annual survey to examine the role of information technology (IT) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in the global metals industry.