Metals & Mining

The past few years in the mining industry have been characterized as a race to the bottom, but on the manufacturing front, the metals industry is witnessing a resurgence in growth and positive forecasts. Either way, both industries are undergoing a rebirth.

To address market forces and remain competitive, metals companies are looking for deeper insights into operations to improve efficiency and are looking at the use of Smart Manufacturing technologies and analytics. Further, companies are facing new challenges, such as rising energy costs, aging technology on the edge of obsolescence, and a departure of the tribal knowledgebase required for smooth operation to name a few.

Problems we’re solving

We know what you’re dealing with

Yield Improvement & Productivity Optimization

Yield Improvement & Productivity Optimization

Quality Management & Knowledge Management

Quality Management & Knowledge Management

Material Handling Systems

Material Handling Systems

Energy Management

Energy Management

Track & Trace / Genealogy

Track & Trace / Genealogy

Panel Fabrication

Panel Fabrication

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

Tool Management

MES in the Metals Industry

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) can help metals companies optimize their processes, improve standardization, enforce inline quality controls, track scrap recovery, and better understand their operations to get more out of their workforce, equipment, and materials. 

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) can help metals companies optimize their processes, improve standardization, enforce inline quality controls, track scrap recovery, and better understand their operations to get more out of their workforce, equipment, and materials.  

Metals companies are ideally positioned to implement modern MES as they transition to advanced materials, incorporate new equipment and more complex processes, and address emerging workforce needs. The efficiencies and cost savings that MES offers only further justifies the investment. MES also enables metals companies to move their stand-alone databases, legacy “expert” systems and Excel spreadsheets into a more integrated solution, which can help drive business value across their enterprise.

Brock Solutions has extensive experience delivering real business value to metals customers implementing MES projects in Primary and Secondary markets through to Finishing and Material Handling. Brock is dedicated to this space, and has built a repeatable and scalable MES solution for an integrated digital strategy solution helping drive business value across their enterprise.

MES benefits to your operation

  • Easily collect and share data to address important KPIs
  • Streamline and standardize your recipe and order processes
  • Track the product and material journey through production from start to finish
  • Create quality checkpoints and enforce workflows
  • Create work instructions and procedures to help retain the “tribal knowledge” of long-time workers before they retire
  • Track hold, quality, and scrap issues and focus on areas for improvement
  • Utilization of scrap material back into melting processes
  • Charge, melt, and molten chemistries and analysis

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