METAL

Metals firms face numerous complex challenges and opportunities, from commodity price corrections and energy cost escalation to margin erosion and operational execution. As economic cycles shift over time, new generations of mid-level managers and supervisors are facing unfamiliar challenges. Many management team members who advanced in their organizations based on their success in increasing volumes must now grapple with cost-reduction imperatives. The first round of cost reduction is often intuitive, but deeper and lasting efficiencies require specialized methodologies, skills and resources.

MAJOR CHALLENGES FACED BY METAL INDUSTRY

  • MARKET CONDITIONS
    • Commodity Market Prices
    • New or Improved Operations/Known Technology Competition
    • New, Competitive Manufacturing Technologies
  • COST HEADWINDS
    • Energy Costs
    • Raw Materials Costs
    • Labour Costs
    • Logistics/ Transportation Costs
    • Aging Assets/ Sustaining Capital Requirements
  • OTHER
    • Geology- Decreasing Yields on Known Mine Reserves
    • Environmental Regulations/ Reporting Requirements
    • Slow Global Economic Recovery

HOW ARRELIC WILL HELP METAL INDUSTRY

  • Improve Enterprise Visibility and Management (Operating System)
    • Establish and Automatically Report Standard KPIs to Measure Performance
    • Support Operations through Global and Regional CoEs (Centres of Excellence) or Remote Operation Centres
    • Drive Real-time Action in Support of Operational Excellence
    • Rapidly Identify and Leverage Best Practices
    • Increase Employee Engagement with Continuous Improvement Innovation
  • Improve Awareness and Forecasted Impact of Uncontrollable Factors
    • Rising Energy Rates
    • Rising Raw Material Costs, Reduced Raw Material Quality
    • Rising Water Rates
    • Rising Labour Rates
    • Cost of Environmental Regulation / Mandates
  • More Directly Impact Controllable Costs / Performance
    • Continuously Improve Process Productivity / OEE
    • Better Control Product Quality / Improve Genealogy Tracking
    • Extend Life of Critical Assets / Reduce Maintenance Costs
    • Reduce Energy / Raw Material / Natural Resource Consumption
    • Continuously Improved Environmental Performance to Meet Regulatory Compliance and Reporting Requirements

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