At some point in a business’s growth, the work becomes about more than simply offering quality metals building products – it’s also about customer relationships, sales, project and data management, advanced logistics, planning, and finances. It can be overwhelming to keep up with it all, especially when expertise lies in metals building products – not business applications and systems.
Up to this point, metals building products leaders have found ways to piece together disparate systems and manual spreadsheets to manage their business needs. But without a solution that can efficiently manage every aspect of the business in one application, the risks of customer dissatisfaction, reporting errors, and costly inefficiencies become greater.
From coil, sheet, plate, and long product processing to complex fabrication and assembly, metals building products companies can manage the unique combination of process and discrete manufacturing in a single, end-to-end enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Following are four benefits of implementing an ERP system tailored to the specific needs of the metals industry.