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To stay competitive and resilient, steel manufacturers need to continuously adapt their supply chain strategies to address challenges and keep pace with industry developments and technological advancement. In this blog post, we discuss 9 factors about the SteelTrace solution that can benefit manufactures in tackling their current challenges.
In the realm of business, data standardization holds significant value due to several compelling reasons. This is especially true for the steel industry for oil and gas. In this blog post we highlight 4 most important reasons why the implementation of a standardized format can help you.
Steelmaking is a complex process that involves several energy-intensive steps and which can generate significant amounts of carbon dioxide. McKinsey & Company indicates that one metric ton of steel produces 1.8 metric tons of CO2. New regulations focusing on sustainability are now requesting companies to reduce their emissions. For this reason, several players in the steel industry are actively looking for ways to decarbonize their processes.
Quality management plays a critical role in the steel supply chain, due to the requirements, standards, specifications and customer expectations. Quality Assurance and Quality Control are two key aspects of it, which despite having some differences, are both focusing on ensuring quality. Currently, quality managers faces several challenges, since the quality management processes are manual, time-consuming, and opaque processes prone to human error and unauthorised data manipulation. However, SteelTrace can resolve these issues.
In today’s fast-paced world, constant advancements and innovations are shaping the future of manufacturing processes in the steel industry. In this blog post, we will explore two crucial aspects that are revolutionizing the industry: the digital Manufacturing Record Books (MRBs) and the fight against counterfeit certificates. These developments hold great promise for enhancing efficiency, ensuring product quality, and maintaining the integrity of the steel supply chain.
Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) is a non-destructive testing technique that uses ultrasonic waves to inspect the integrity of materials and detect flaws or defects. AUT involves the same components as manual UT (a transducer and a data visualization equipment), but the scanners move the probe(s) automatically. For MUT, the person carrying out the inspection is in control, whereas with AUT the parameters — i.e., speed and data recordings — are controlled through the AUT equipment, thus eliminating the need for inspector control.
SteelTrace, a digital platform provider utilising blockchain technology to manage all aspects of the steel supply chain, has been selected by Chevron Technology Ventures, LLC (CTV) as part of its Catalyst Program™.
In December 2022 SteelTrace received the ISO 27001:2017 certification. Through an external audit, it has been verified that SteelTrace meets the requirements of ISO 27001:2017 for the scope of: information security related to the development, delivery and support of a software as a service that stores quality and supply chain related data and provides non-repudiation, transparency, and traceability throughout the supply chain.
In the steel industry, it is essential to keep track of every aspect of the manufacturing process to ensure high-quality products and meet the required industry standards. This is where the manufacturing record book comes into play.
SteelTrace, the data vizualisation and analysis platform for material traceability, has released its latest version, 1.5.9, bringing new features and improvements to its already robust set of tools. This release includes adjustable bins for histograms, the removal of beta status for violin plots, scatter plots for smaller data sets, a new signature timeline, an improved test summary table, and the deployment of the new uploader on coating campaigns.
The steel utilized in the energy sector needs to meet the desired level of quality, standards and specifications. For this reason, quality management is a key aspect in the steel supply chain. Quality control and quality assurance are two important tasks in the process of quality management. However, while both are aimed at ensuring that the products meet the desired level of quality, there are some key differences between these two roles.