Excess Inventory Continues To Be A Challenge

Excess inventory tends to hide problems on the workshop floor, which must be identified and resolved in order to improve operating performance. Excess inventory increases lead times, consumes productive floor space, delays the identification of problems, and inhibits communication. By achieving a seamless flow between machines and production lines, many steel businesses involved in manufacturing, fabrication […]

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The Future Of Australian Manufacturing

In a recent article published in Manufacturers’ Monthly the director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has called for a “massive workforce transformation” in Australia, describing the future of the industry as “mission critical”.  Michael Sharpe has called on manufacturers to embrace “technological change”, which he says is increasingly needed if they are to add […]

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Inventory Optimisation To Automate Transport Manufacturing

Recent SER® consultations in the Transport and Automotive sector have uncovered 3 key success factors – these comprise: Inventory optimisation to automate build lists Warehouse layout re-think to eliminate bottlenecks and allow quick flow of product Quality Assurance and Certification Utilising the Steel Efficiency Review® to better understand a typical business serving the Transport & […]

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Removing Risk From Your Business

Removing risk from your business is a key consideration if you are involved in building, construction, manufacturing, and mining applications. Partnering with a supplier who can add reliability with a certified quality management system will help remove this risk and build stability into your operations. We reduce risk through our AS/NZS ISO 9001 quality management system accreditation […]

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A Common Challenge Identified

Recent SER® consultations have uncovered a “common challenge” in many manufacturing and fabrication businesses. This challenge involves the use of problematic and under performing operational equipment. Due to high levels of break-downs and maintenance time, our customers’ machines are not able to run at an efficient rate (sometimes they never have since their installation) and a […]

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