Connecting the entire supply chain with one specifications checker
Imagine a supply chain in which all parties involved are able to save time and costs without being in each other’s way. Through blockchain technology and the innovative use of an online platform it is now possible to connect suppliers, labs, notified bodies, inspection agencies, manufacturers, stockists and end customers in just one system. All […]
6 ways to save cost while increasing quality in the steel supply chain for oil & gas
What if there was a way to improve the quality in the steel supply chain while still reducing costs? A revolutionary technology called blockchain makes this possible. This blog shows how this new technology is capable of making the entire steel supply chain more cost efficient. What is blockchain technology and what does it mean […]
Traceability improves recyclability: reduction of carbon footprint
Circular steel is steel that goes back into the production chain after being recycled, to be used again as new and green steel. Recycling steel is good for the environment and climate, but it is far from being as efficient as it could be. The different properties of steel make it difficult to recycle selectively […]
5 ways to find out if an MTC is fake
We all find it annoying, but we know they exist: fakers in the steel industry. Counterfeiters of certificates not only undermine confidence in the steel supply chain, they sometimes even contribute to failures and errors within a project. Using the wrong steel at crucial points, sometimes has major consequences. That’s why SteelTrace has decided to […]
Will the True Digital signature stand up?
We are often told by Steel companies that they already digitally sign their certificates. Curiosity forces us to ask, how then? The answer: an authorised person copy & pastes an image of a written signature. In our opinion that’s a digital image of a signature, not exactly a “Digital Signature”. The receiver of the certificate […]
What do we mean with Truly Digital?
SteelTrace uses the term true digital and that might lead to confusion. A common statement is: we have digital certificates! Closer inspection leads to the conclusion; we have PDF’s, and yes, they are digital. But not truly digital, let us explain. A PDF is the digital form of paper, one could say. However there is a […]
Why a secured digital trail can add value
How does a secure digital trail of a product add value if there is no direct link to the physical product itself? An often heard question within the steel industry. How can a solely digital solution, as offered by SteelTrace, add value to the current traceability system of steel producers. The current system is based […]