The metal fabrication industry is diverse to say the least. It involves the construction of everything from transportation and piping systems to ships, containers and bridges. It’s also an essential part of making machines, and is therefore crucial to the entire manufacturing sector.

The 1.5 million people working within this industry, however, face a number of unique challenges on a day-to-day basis. It’s these obstacles that so often get in the way of effective planning and scheduling.

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Speed of innovation
Things move quickly in metal fabrication, with processes continuously evolving. The overall result is better and safer products, but factories must be agile and ready to adapt to changes.

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Strict regulation
The regulations affecting metal fabrication companies are stringent, and vary depending on the product in question. Producers of car parts, for example, must comply with automotive standards as well as their own.

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Market unpredictability
With reliance on so many other different industries, it can be difficult for metal manufacturers to forecast demand. The risks of overstocking and stock-outs, therefore, increase.

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Injury risks
Factories are dangerous places as it is for employees, but the risk of injury is particularly high in metal fabrication environments. Companies must keep a close eye on machine conditions and employees’ working patterns.


Overcoming these obstacles is the key to effective scheduling and planning, and this is where LYNQ’s Manufacturing Operations Management solution can be invaluable to your business.

Our unique ERP-enhancing solution has been developed to help metal manufacturers get the best out of their equipment and workers. It does this in a number of ways.

  • Better manage fluctuations in customer demand with the help of powerful analytics and forecasting algorithms.
  • Incorporate maintenance plans in order to effectively manage – and minimise – machine downtime.
  • Maximise machine and staff productivity by gaining complete visibility factory floor performance and highlighting opportunities for improvement.
  • Use online documents, forms and alerts to track product quality and adherence to regulation – keeping wasted materials to a minimum.

LYNQ offers a solution suited perfectly to manufacturers in the fabricated metal industry, and many companies are already reaping the rewards.

Speak to us today to find out more about LYNQ’s innovative Manufacturing Operations Management solution, and how it can enhance your operations.


“Smart Manager MOM/MES helps our business by saving supervisor time as it eliminates the need to manually enter each transaction.  This saves us 90 minutes every day, or 30 minutes for each supervisor.”

Metalworking firm with 300+ employees