Customers are embracing digital transformation. This means they are asking more from laboratories/ NDT companies. Customers want real-time information which is also in a structured data format so they can automate and do their analysis. It is imperative for laboratories/ NDT companies to join the revolution and start digitalising its service to customers.
As a laboratory/ NDT companies, your reputation is everything but as soon as your data leaves your company how can you make sure that no one tampers with it? The answer: you can utilise blockchain technology to store mathematical proofs of your data. But where to start? SteelTrace provides a branded portal where your customers can download the information they require. Never again can anyone change reports you have issued or create fake reports in your name.
Digitisation means data, but how can you make sure you keep you branding? Right now a report is your product, and anyone reading your report knows it came from you and derives value from it. Providing just the data means you lose that branding. With SteelTrace we provide a branded portal where you customers can download the information they need. When the customer is using SteelTrace your branding will always be present on the report.
How do you fit into the ecosystem of SteelTrace? Labs/ NDT companies are important independent companies that are part of the backbone of quality management. Labs/ NDT companies play an important and integral role in the SteelTrace platform. They execute the tests and provide the test data to the manufacturer. When your customers are on SteelTrace, you seamlessly integrate into their process eliminating the need for creating report files, documents, etc. Test data can be entered at the test site and immediately verified against the requirements. Your customer has instant access to the data provided.
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.Read more
Thanks to significant technological advances, a lot is happening in the field of digital transformation. Processes that have been perfected in recent decades can be made even more efficient thanks to new innovations. In this article, we describe the opportunities for the steel industry in digital transformation, focused on making laboratories and NDT companies future-proof.Read more
The traceability of steel products is crucial. That's why in this series we are looking at the Cradle to Grave traceability of steel. In this article, you will read more about the legacy of future engineers, and the impact that traceability will have on the world.Read more
Suppose you buy an asset with hundreds of individual steel parts that should last for about ten years. Say, for example, a platform. Then those ten years are the guaranteed lifespan of your asset and the parts it consists of. But what if some parts could last longer? Through controlled use, reduced use or by finding out that the product hasn't worn out yet?Read more