The requirements of customers in the steel industry and steel trade for on-time delivery and speed of delivery, especially of special materials, will continue to increase. The establishment of service and value-added solutions for customers is only just beginning and is creating new market opportunities.
Digitalization is becoming a competitive factor - holistic eCom strategies are in demand. Service centers and processing centers are the first steps toward greater integration in customer processes.
Supply chain excellence from procurement to delivery to the customer offers a wide range of opportunities for in-house optimization of the special logistical challenges (customer-specific production, small batch sizes, long technologically determined lead times, high information requirements and production constraints, and environmental and energy requirements).