Steel Efficiency Review® Proves Bigger Is Better

The longstanding and strong business relationship between BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies and industry-leading Australian wall and ceiling systems manufacturer Rondo Building Services has always been a mutually productive one. Now, following a Steel Efficiency Review® which resulted in optimised coil sizes and greater efficiencies, it has proved even more productive for Rondo.

A highly regarded business supplying the construction industry in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India and the Middle East, Rondo is renowned for providing market-leading solutions incorporating high quality products and accessories, complimented by outstanding customer service.

Rondo manufactures a wide range of highly innovative and superior quality ceiling systems, internal and external wall framing systems, and interior and exterior finishing sections, which are produced using GALVABOND® steel, ZINCALUME® steel and ZINCANNEAL® steel from BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies.

The review process, which started with discussions in late-2015 and saw a 3-month, 100 tonne production trial of optimised coil sizes and outcomes evaluated in January 2016, has proved extremely beneficial to Rondo’s productivity, as Walter Suber, Market Development Manager – BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies, explained.

“The whole relationship is one of working collaboratively to help Rondo grow their business and improve their efficiencies,” said Walter, who is on site several days a week at Rondo’s base in Erskine Park in Sydney’s west. “We’re always trying to identify benefits we can offer in terms of product variations or new opportunities we can bring to the business, so when the idea of larger coil sizes was raised we put forward the idea of the SER®.

Michael Mills, who has worked in procurement and supply chain for approximately 20 years and in the steel industry for the last decade, believes Rondo’s relationship with BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies delivers significant benefits to both companies and great value for Rondo.

“Both parties are open and willing to listen to the requirements of the other and react and adjust accordingly, which is important – obviously the basics around lead times and quality and expectations are already there, but this takes it to another level,” he said.

“It’s a strong relationship built on mutual trust and respect and it works very well; it’s a busy time for us in a strong market and we’re happy with the support being provided by this partnership,” Michael Mills concluded.

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