See it for yourself. 

Have a look at what the Crowe Outside Processing Optimizer can do with a quick, no-pressure demo. 

You could do more business if you had a better way to collaborate with outside processors.

You may feel uneasy about expanding outside processing/toll processing. You lose control and visibility into timelines when materials are outside your four walls.

But today’s metals companies are going to ask for more differentiated products than you can provide alone, so you’ll need more assistance from outside processors.

Crowe Outside Processing Optimizer can help you keep orders, communication, and billing moving along smoothly long after material has left your facility. 

Streamline communication

Your staff might spend hours emailing and calling to find out what’s holding an order up, if it’s been delivered, or if they can invoice a customer. The Crowe Outside Processing Optimizer makes it possible to find that information in seconds. 

Stay in control 

With real-time visibility into every external step of your supply chain, you can track order status, hold everyone accountable, and answer questions from customers quickly and accurately.

Grow your business

When outside processing becomes a natural extension of your business, your growth is no longer limited by internal capabilities. You may even find yourself bidding on projects you wouldn’t have been able to execute before.

It’s easier to keep your customers happy when you have the tools you need.

The Crowe Outside Processing Optimizer gives you visibility beyond your four walls – so you can answer questions from customers and feel more confident about fulfilling promised delivery dates.

Work order dashboard 

When you have a snapshot showing the status of all your outside processing work orders, you can focus on the ones that need your attention. 

Detailed order status 

Store all the information for an outside processing order in one place – including the customer specs, item and tag details, material certifications, or any other attachments.

Real-time communication 

Find out about completion, shipping, and other updates from outside processors as soon as they happen. Track messages in the system instead of getting lost in email. 

Work order dashboard 

When you have a snapshot showing the status of all your outside processing work orders, you can focus on the ones that need your attention. 

Detailed order status 

Store all the information for an outside processing order in one place – including the customer specs, item and tag details, material certifications, or any other attachments.

Real-time communication 

Find out about completion, shipping, and other updates from outside processors as soon as they happen. Track messages in the system instead of getting lost in email. 

ERP integration 

Built on Microsoft Azure™, the Crowe Outside Processing Optimizer can be integrated with your existing ERP system to streamline processes and reduce data entry.

Inventory tracking 

Track inventory across the supply chain, with key information like heat and inventory traceability accessible every step of the way.

ERP integration 

Built on Microsoft Azure™, the Crowe Outside Processing Optimizer can be integrated with your existing ERP system to streamline processes and reduce data entry.

Inventory tracking 

Track inventory across the supply chain, with key information like heat and inventory traceability accessible every step of the way.

 

See it for yourself.

Have a look at what the Crowe Outside Processing Optimizer can do with a quick, no-pressure demo. 

Request a demo

 

You may be surprised how quickly your processors jump on board.

Toll processors and outside processors are a vital part of the metals industry supply chain, and Crowe Outside Processing Optimizer helps them by:

 

Providing tools to collaborate with existing customers and attract new ones

 

Providing a central place to review, accept, or decline orders across customers

 

Eliminating the need for offline communication

Providing tools to collaborate with existing customers and attract new ones

Providing a central place to review, accept, or decline orders across customers

Eliminating the need for offline communication

 

Enabling a better customer experience with tools for real-time communication and status updates

 

Making outsourcing easier and more transparent

 

Offering ways to exchange information electronically as a simpler and more cost-effective alternative to EDI

Enabling a better customer experience with tools for real-time communication and status updates

Making outsourcing easier and more transparent

Offering ways to exchange information electronically as a simpler and more cost-effective alternative to EDI

We want to improve the metals supply chain so it works better for you.  

We have clients from all stages of the metals industry supply chain, with businesses large and small.

We’re working to improve the way the industry operates so everyone can do more business. We want you to be a part of it.

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