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    Operations Efficiency

    Getting the most of people, assets and production

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    Efficiency: A constant challenge

    Pressure to deliver results in the metals industry is compounded by steadily escalating costs, aging and under-performing assets, and a lack of skilled workers.
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    Solutions for operational efficiency

    Why work with Schneider Electric?

    • Default Alternative Text Best-in-class asset performance suite From maintenance to equipment performance, we optimize the OEE of your assets and extend their useful life.
    • Integration icon Integrated process and power distribution Get total production visibility thanks to seamless integration between control and electrical systems.

    Facts

    • Default Alternative Text The steel industry spends more than $15 billion annually on R&D and to improve manufacturing processes.
    • Blue time icon The average cost of downtime in a steel plant is $2 million per hour.
    • Blue EcoXpert icon Less than 50% of industry uses any kind of dedicated production or maintenance management tools.
    • Blue tools icon Maintenance costs can represent up to 15% of total production costs.