Arvedi Tubi Acciai has an important position in the national and European markets as a manufacturer of welded carbon steel pipe. The collaboration with Stain transpired from the need to develop a reliable, shared data collection system to replace the old internal information systems.
A verticalised feature has been developed from STAIN+, a comprehensive, integrated software suite for the manufacturing industry, to manage production, warehousing, quality and tracking for TUBE & PIPE MILLS. Functionality of the verticalised version:
What are the effects and benefits you have had, if they are already evident?
"We have worked with STAIN for several years now. First and foremost, the measurability of our performance parameters, which are now fully under control thanks to this platform.
This enabled the company to reorganize and modify its organizational structure and start a clear-cut cost-cutting plan. Let me better explain: we can rely on accurate data, thanks to precise measurements and thus can assess our performance. We have set up an organizational structure that enables us to use and re-process data at set intervals, as appropriate, weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Data is discussed and analysed. Corrective action is implemented in case of deviation and data is measured and analysed again.”
A small methodological revolution…
“This has led to a significant improvement that we can measure at the end with the conversion costs, which have been cut by 27% since 2005…"