Australian manufacturing businesses are operating within in increasingly competitive industries, such as construction, mining, energy, agriculture, defence and transport. We have found if you can optimise your supply chain to improve your operational processes, the competition overseas will become irrelevant.
Supply Chain efficiency can provide a competitive edge for all manufacturers. By being local you can have the advantage of being flexible and meeting tight deadlines and changes to projects, whilst maintaining a high quality standard you will be proud of. As a supplier of steel and aluminium products, we must continue to strive to find a better way with our customers. The Steel Efficiency Review® aims to provide recommendations to change and improve our customer’s business and at the same time our product and service offer.
The practicalities of streamlining your supply chain can be daunting. In today’s environment, it is almost expected that manufacturing businesses meet their customer’s demands. For many manufacturers, this requires dealing with multiple suppliers, multiple touch points, collating information from disparate sources and systems, dealing with multiple transport vendors and more. But an increasing number of our customers are beginning to realise that we, their primary supplier, can not only help them achieve supply chain success faster, but can also integrate their mission-critical business processes in an efficient manner with our Steel Efficiency Review®.
When speaking to steel businesses involved in General Manufacturing nationwide, we identified that it comes down to 3 key success factors:
- QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CERTIFICATION TO ENSURE PRODUCT IS FIT FOR PURPOSE;
- ABILITY TO SOURCE HIGH QUALITY RAW MATERIALS (SEMI-FINISHED) TO LOWER PRODUCTION COSTS; and
- BRAND AWARENESS TO CREATE NEW BUSINESS GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES