New Service Sharpens Visibility In Steel Supply Chain

Compiled By Deborah Austin Straightline Source -- the technology-enabled steel distribution division of United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh -- has launched a new service called StraightEdge, offering customers real-time information reporting and applications to manage steel supplies. Capabilities include:

  • Forecast Upload -- lets customers upload forecasts directly to Straightline.
  • View Contract -- detailed views of committed quantities and prices for each contractual item.
  • View Part File -- visibility to product, processing and packaging specifications for each item.
  • Inventory and Forecast Report -- lets customers view historical usage and forecasted releases by part number, along with Straightline's currently available finished goods inventory.
  • Contract Release -- allows electronic submission.
  • Order Status -- to view each item's delivery status. Straightline Source specializes in distribution for carbon flat-rolled steel to customers typically not buying steel goods directly from producers.
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