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2010 IT Solutions Table of Contents
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Service Center IT Strategies
for Difficult Economic Times

The IT choices you make today will likely determine whether your service center emerges from this downturn lean and competitive, profitable or not.

Meeting Customers’ Metal Specifications 
Are you up to spec? Service centers need systems that help them meet ever-tightening customer specifications.

Streamlining Operations with Software Integration
Getting various software programs to talk to each other and work together is the key to a truly efficient system.

Following the CRM Trend
Customer Relationship Management technology continues to mature and evolve, even into the budding applications of cloud computing and social networking.

Ins and Outs of Inbound and Outbound Logistics
How service centers can optimize material handling, control costs and automate the receiving and delivery functions.

Website Integration: “Form” AND “Function”
It’s time for your website to be functional, as well as informational.

Smart Phone Apps for Service Centers
Smart phone technology has found its calling in managing metals.

Quoting the Best Prices in Any Market Condition
To help their salespeople win business without leaving margin dollars on the table, leading metals service centers are embracing a scientific, data-driven approach to determining the optimal prices for every quote.

Offering Better Sales Incentives with Commission Tracking Software
Software developers now offer tools that give service centers a better way to track the commissions they offer as sales incentives.

  
From the Editor's Desk
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September 2014: No. 1 Ranking Has a Nice Ring to Reliance
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Business Practices and Technologies
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September 2014: 'What the Heck Do You Mean I Have to Give the Money Back!'
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The Cutting Edge, a service center technology supplement to Metal Center News
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Summer 2014
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New Products
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Trumpf Expands Range on TruMark 5000 Series
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Koike Aronson Debuts New Plasma Cutter
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Miyachi Unitek's Sigma XY
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New TMC is Messer's Largest Cutting Machine
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Laserdyne 795 XLZ Designed for 3D Parts
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Mazak's STX Champion Cuts Thick Sheets
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Directories
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Metal Distribution 2014  is your on-line guide to Metal Producers, Equipment Manufacturers and Software companies.
 



 
2014 Directory of Master Distributors
Not Published on This Web site
The Metal Center News Directory of Master Distributors—distributors who sell to other distributors—is an invaluable tool for service centers seeking new sources for special or hard-to-find products. Master distributors play an important role in the marketplace, giving service centers an alternative to buying in mill quantities and helping to remove redundant and excess inventories from the distribution channel.


Print copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy.
Download Order Form.
 
2014 Directory of Toll Processors
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Metal Center News'
annual toll processing directory is a simple-to-use resource to help companies locate service providers that can meet their specific processing needs.


Print copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy. Download Order Form.
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