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Neil Harvey

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If you buy metal, boost your procurement team without extra staff

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

Most manufacturers have been affected by the pandemic, from a combination of reduced demand and/or strained supply chains. In our recent survey of over 100 manufacturers, 66% reported that they had struggled to get the materials they needed in the timescales required.

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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 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

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

How working digitally can help manufacturers in this time of remote working

Posted by Neil Harvey on Apr 20, 2020 12:15:01 PM

These are uncertain times for all businesses, but especially for manufacturers who function as part of an extended supply chain.  Manufacturers continually juggle consistency of demand and continuity of supply, both of which have become more complex in the current crisis. 

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Topics: Insider, Metal Sector, Macro Trends

5 ways SteelScout can support your business during this crisis

Posted by Neil Harvey on Apr 16, 2020 1:51:41 PM

The procurement of materials is an essential part of the supply chain for any building, manufacturing or engineering firm. It’s crucial to ensure continuity and efficiency in the process and particularly in this forward view of uncertain supply.

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Topics: Insider, Metal Sector, Macro Trends

Metal Suppliers: Find the right customers in these uncertain times

Posted by Neil Harvey on Apr 14, 2020 9:37:05 AM

These are uncertain times for Steel suppliers.  Find out how SteelScout can help support  your business even in a rapidly changing market by finding you the right customers and making your procurement processes more efficient.

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Topics: Metal Sector, Macro Trends

Using an online supplier to secure your metal supplies

Posted by Neil Harvey on Apr 8, 2020 11:57:54 AM

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak affects us all and means that these are uncertain times for all businesses. 

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Topics: Insider, Metal Sector, Macro Trends

How to grow your fabrication business

Posted by Neil Harvey on Apr 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Welding and fabrication businesses are typically local or regional based with a limited prospect and customer footprint.  But that doesn't have to be the case. If you are looking to grow your fabrication business over the next year, here is a practical guide to help you.

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Topics: Market Your Business

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