The SteelScout Blog

Get your team onboard for digital procurement

Posted by Neil Harvey on Oct 15, 2020 4:06:57 PM

It’s recognised that the pandemic has accelerated the rate of digitalisation for companies across most sectors, from customer-facing systems to back-end operations. Procurement is one area of business that has also seen rapid uptake.  But while some companies can usher in new technologies, smaller manufacturers can struggle with making the case for digital procurement services.

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Topics: Insider, Metal Sector, Macro Trends

If your business buys metal, boost your procurement resources without extra staff

Posted by Neil Harvey on Sep 23, 2020 1:12:39 PM

As manufacturers return to business as usual, many are having to deal with supply chain challenges including a lack of visibility, limited supply options and the need to cut their operating expenses in order to remain competitive.  But help is at hand.

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Topics: Metal Sector, Macro Trends

Manufacturers Want More Visibility Of Their Supply Chains. Here’s How to Get It.

Posted by Neil Harvey on Sep 22, 2020 2:00:31 PM

In our recent survey of 100 manufacturing professionals, 66% of respondents reported that they found it harder to get hold of the materials they needed in the timeframe required as a result of COVID driven closures or capacity issues.

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Topics: Metal Sector, Macro Trends

Manufacturers have embraced digital procurement during the pandemic. Find out how.

Posted by Neil Harvey on Sep 8, 2020 11:33:47 AM

The Coronavirus crisis has fundamentally changed the way that we approach work but one of the key learnings has been the significant impact that digital tools have had on manufacturing and supply chain operations during the crisis.

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Topics: Metal Sector, Macro Trends

How SteelScout can help your business overcome supply disruption

Posted by Karl Evans on Aug 6, 2020 3:13:07 PM

As the nation gets back to work, striking a careful balance between business recovery, retaining jobs and keeping people safe, is a dilemma for leaders in companies of all sizes. 

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Topics: Metal Sector

Let's celebrate women in engineering on International Women in Engineering Day

Posted by Marie-Claire de Koning on Jun 23, 2020 9:25:07 AM

On International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) we're proud to have strong female representation in our talented team and especially in our engineering team where women make up 50% of software and data engineers.

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Topics: Insider, Macro Trends

SteelScout has changed.  Here's why.

Posted by Matt Yeates on Jun 15, 2020 4:30:31 PM

We've merged our brands under the single SteelScout brand.  Here's why and what it means for our customers.

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Topics: Insider, Metal Sector, Macro Trends

How SteelScout Can Help Your Team Transition Back to Work

Posted by Neil Harvey on May 13, 2020 9:23:28 AM

Following the latest Government guidance, the broader manufacturing workforce will shortly begin the transition back to work.  Here at SteelScout, we share some of our thoughts on the challenges some of our customers face in returning to the workplace and operating in the “new normal”.

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Topics: Insider, Metal Sector, Macro Trends

How to keep your workforce engaged when working remotely

Posted by Noortje Kallen on Apr 30, 2020 12:00:26 PM

These can be challenging times for businesses that aren't used to working remotely.  As we all know, the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has urged businesses to re-evaluate their ways of working and the need for employees to be physically present in the workplace. 

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Topics: Insider, Macro Trends

Keep your customers engaged while working remotely

Posted by Neil Harvey on Apr 24, 2020 10:38:26 AM

During these times of social distancing, it’s essential to stay safe and inside, but that doesn’t mean that your business has to stop functioning. So let’s make the most of the current situation. With the internet as an enabler, it’s easy to stay connected with your customers no matter where they are. Make the most of the numerous digital communication tools to keep connected with and engage your audience.

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Topics: Insider, Macro Trends

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