The Australian Manufacturing Industry Is Ideally Positioned

After 15 months of consecutive growth, Australia’s manufacturing industry is ideally positioned. Production, Inventories and Supplier Deliveries are all expanding at an accelerated rate, according to the Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The recent offshoring of sectors including automotive assembly and an acceleration towards the age of automation and robotics provides a major opportunity for […]

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Accessing The Right Stock

STOCK ACCESS tends to pose major challenges with steel businesses involved in manufacturing, fabrication and building. Many businesses require the right inventory to meet demanding customer requirements. In the quest to meet these requirements and expectations, stock access is critical. Investing in the right type and amount of stock where possible; ensuring the range and […]

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Save On Warehouse Space With The Steel Efficiency Review®

WAREHOUSE SPACE tends to pose major challenges with steel businesses involved in manufacturing, fabrication and building. Many businesses require warehouse space to meet demanding customer requirements. In the quest to meet these requirements and expectations, warehouse space is over used and extended. This often results in cash flow pressure and profit leakage. Investing in the […]

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Continued Growth The Key To Operational Success

At the back of an exciting 2017, something that Australian steel manufacturers should continue to provide is a compelling value proposition for their customers when competing against cheaper overseas alternatives. How can Australian manufacturing businesses achieve this? The key to operational success lies in being able to manufacture high quality and fit for purpose products […]

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Managing And Reducing Risk With The SER®

Manufacturing has changed so much over the past decade. Now dependent on new technologies and cost reduction, manufacturing businesses must be prepared to learn and test new approaches. We have also found manufacturing businesses must be protected against machinery down-time and other potential disruptions to their operations. Driving continued efficiencies while maintaining product quality will […]

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“Rework” – A Painful Waste For All Steel Businesses

“Rework” tends to pose major challenges with steel businesses involved in manufacturing, fabrication and building. Having a direct impact to the bottom line, quality defects resulting in rework or scrap are a tremendous cost to steel businesses. Associated costs include quarantining inventory, re-inspecting, rescheduling, and capacity loss. In many steel businesses the total cost of defects […]

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