Metal fabrication companies can rely on Boyum solutions for improved production and better quoting. With the help of our tools, metal fabricators can manage subcontractors with ease while also enhancing their capacity planning while getting real-time insights into their supply chain.
Here are some of the most common challenges we see in Metal fabrication companies.
Accurate product costing takes too much time
Quotation accuracy is critical to your profitability. Inaccurate product cost can occur when manual processes or external systems are involved in calculating it.
Productivity losses due to limited optimization of resources
Bill of material complexity and multi-constraint production resources such as machines, tools, and labor skills, can be challenging when you need to provide accurate delivery.
Limited visibility and management of external subcontractors
The coordination of subcontractors can be challenging and time-consuming, creating a lack of visibility to what occurs in your supply chain.
Inventory made of items of many shapes and sizes makes it difficult to track and monitor
The inventory can vary in shape and size in this industry, rendering its warehousing a difficult task. Proper warehousing rules will help accomplish this feat.
Complying with industry quality standards is a time-consuming process
Companies operating a paper-based quality control, with no integration to SAP waste time and resources to provide traceability data and maintain preferred supplier status.
No real-time visibility of business performance
When data is held offline and updated manually in spreadsheets, you are prone to data errors that can impact the accuracy of the results and your progress.
Secure your growth with Boyum solutions for Metal Fabrication. Gain insight into your business and beat your competition with a wide range of solution and tools that are built to support your industry's most critical challenges.
Faster and more efficient product quoting
With Boyum steel estimating software, you can quickly calculate an accurate product cost, selling price, and margin calculation for ease of quoting.
Compare your planned, and actual production and purchase costs and better calculate your margin and profitability, and support decision-making.
To complete the picture, we can integrate 3rd party solutions using a built-in tool to make the process flow much more seamlessly.
Optimize Your Resources
Metal fabricators' resources need to be optimized to maximize production output, reduce changeover and setups. To deal with the increasing demand, metal fabricators must collect shop floor information in real time.
With Boyum solutions for steel fabrications, you can calculate capacity planning and initial delivery dates via finite backward scheduling.
Combined with Advanced Planning and Scheduling functionality, you can schedule both material availability and capacity together to calculate the capable to promise delivery date.
Manage and coordinate external subcontractor
Subcontract manufacturing is supported as standard with Boyum solution for Metal Fabrication. You can define an external process within the product's BOM, either as buying a service (capacity) or buying an assembly (free inventory issue).
When leveraging advanced planning and scheduling tools, you can balance supply and demand, reduce inventory holding levels, and improve external subcontractors' management and collaboration.
Boyum solutions for Fabrication will provide metal fabricators with increased visibility and supplier production forecasts.
Reduce your inventory obsolescence
For metal fabricators, real-time inventory, and bill of material accuracy, is critical to support the planning of production orders and the forecasting of purchase items. This is especially true when having long-lead-time components with some of your suppliers.
Boyum's supply and demand management balances your inventory and ensures the right components and quantities are in the warehouse at the right time.
That means reducing inventory obsolescence related to product changes, which positively impact your financial bottom line.
Achieve Industry Quality Standards
Today, many metal fabricators are still operating manual paper-based quality control systems. Running an offline quality system means that you waste precious time and resources whenever you must perform a customer audit or maintain preferred supplier status.
Quality control allows metal fabricators to define what, when and how products are tested, providing a full audit and electronic documentation trail of the quality control procedures and processes.
Real-Time Visibility to Your Business
You created your businesses to make money. Not having visibility of your performance at your fingertips does not allow for timely decision-making. Not knowing where to improve your business is limiting your ability to grow.
Boyum solutions for metal fabrication provides a wide array of functionality to keep track of every relevant aspect of your production planning.
Our solution allows you to quickly build dashboards and define KPIs that will deliver real-time information, putting you in front of your business, so you can quickly adapt and maintain your competitive advantage in the market.
"In this improvement, which we are currently witnessing and hope to continue to
drive forward, SAP Business One and Beas certainly play a pivotal role."
Martino Piccioli, President at Plastifil SA. Plastifil. Mendrisio, Switzerland
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