Kloeckner Metals Corporation Advances Automation for Customers
Roswell, Ga.-based Kloeckner Metals Corporation, one of the largest U.S. metals services companies, is implementing Industry 4.0 with phased-approach digitalization. The initiative enables Kloeckner to extract efficiencies from the facility floor and shipping/receiving, as well as customer inventory tracking and reorders. Defining Industry 4.0 as supply chain automation, Kloeckner examines supplier, customer and facility needs, then implements RFID and Bluetooth technology to improve uptime, drive efficiency, increase transparency, and understand metrics. The company recently extended efforts through RFID for customers with active programs in place and developmental projects underway. Working in partnership with customers to supply material pre-tagged with RFID generates significant time savings at the receiving dock and beyond. This ability to follow raw materials through the manufacturing plant to the point-of-use allows transparency and savings for customers. www.21lihe.com.
Melika Nouri is the Marketing & Communications Manager at Kloeckner Metals. Melika holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Kennesaw State University. She previously worked in the technology industry at Hewlett Packard Enterprise as part of their global MarCom team but is very eager to take on steel!