Steel Enterprise Management System®





FMA’s Toll Processing Conference Moves West! February 29 – March 2, 2012 Talking Stick Resort Scottsdale (Phoenix), Ariz. Registration Speaker Bios Conference-at-a-Glance Optional Events Sponsors & Exhibitors Hotel & Travel Download Brochure   Don’t Gamble with Your Business! It takes more than a flip of a coin to make wise business decisions in today’s [...]

Manage Internal Claimed Material Claim Management     Process Internal Claim Material Overview   Internal Claimed material is any material that was produced internally and is found to be non-conforming. This material needs to be tracked to monitor the quality performance of the division, identity discrepant material and for the disposition of that material. The [...]

Production Demand Summary     1. Production Demand Summary   The objective of this management tool is to provide a detailed order status for each step in the sales order item routing. By highlighting a step in the routing (SOI section of the screen) a complete status of that step in the routing will be [...]

Process Customer Claims Quality Management Process Customer Claims Material Overview Your company receives notification of a customer claim via customer call, short payment on an invoice, visual observation or returned material. Information provided about the claim may be: Tag Number, BOL, quantity, claim reason, or service center, if applicable. The Inside Sales Rep, Inside [...]

Vendor Return Shipping   Vendor Return Procedure Create Vendor Return Load   Menu Path: Shipping à Inventory Transfers Inventory Transfers The Inventory Transfers screen opens. Step by Step Instructions: In the Transfer Loads block, click on a blank line in the Load ID field. Or click any Load ID field and click the insert [...]

Perform 3-Way Match – Outbound Freight bills Vendor Invoicing Processing     Perform 3-Way Match – Outbound Freight Bills Overview A 3-way match in Accounts Payable occurs when the invoice from the vendor is matched against the shipping documents before it is posted. For an invoice to be paid, a three-way match process comparing the [...]

Scrap Material Quality Management       Scrap Material Overview The scrapping of material is determined by QA and General Management of the division based upon several factors including age, intended use and ability to sell to another customer.   The SEMS process that is used to “Scrap” material is simply the process. This entails [...]

Cutting Plan Instructions Production order     573   Sales order items linked to the production order 573:         sales order     1214         Items        3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   Required output    Line    Size        Pieces        Weight             3    6x130x300    15             4    6x110x300    61             5    6x90x300    137             6    6x110x250    111             7    6x90x250    1531             8    6x70x250    72             9    6x60x250    17   Allocated plates        5.8x1995x4711             5.75x1500x4634     Instructions:   The production order 573 is using process ??-CTL. This is wrong. [...]

Oracle Forms Services 11g Oracle Forms, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, is Oracle’s long-established technology to design and build enterprise applications quickly and efficiently. Oracle remains committed to the development of this technology, and to the ongoing release as a component of the Oracle platform. This continuing commitment to Forms technology enables you to [...]

Work Center Scheduling     Production Scheduling and Execution Create/Maintain Work Center Scheduling Overview The scheduling function coordinates and sequences the flow of production orders through the system, and balances the workload on machines and personnel, departments, and the entire plant. The scheduler selects the production orders by criteria: new production orders all production orders [...]

Adding a new Vendor Order From to an Existing Vendor Pay To Menu Path: BPM ? Business Partners Click the Enter button on the main tool bar to enter into query mode. Enter the Vendor Pay To number (ie 300352) in the Code field or double click in the Code field and choose the Vendor [...]

Steelman SEMS Version 5 released STEELMAN’s new Global Steel Enterprise Management System Version 5 (SEMS™) launched in December 2011 using Oracle 11g technology. SEMS covers “purchase to pay” and “order to cash” exclusively for producers, suppliers and processors of steel and other metal products from 20 to 2000 users. SEMS 5 has many new enhancements to help [...]

FMA’s Toll Processing Conference Moves West! February 29 – March 2, 2012 Talking Stick Resort Scottsdale (Phoenix), Ariz. Registration Speaker Bios Conference-at-a-Glance Optional Events Sponsors & Exhibitors Hotel & Travel Download Brochure   Don’t Gamble with Your Business! It takes more than a flip of a coin to make wise business decisions in today’s [...]

Feb. 29-March 2, 2012 Talking Stick Resort | Scottsdale, Ariz. Quick Links: Registration Conference Schedule Hotel & Travel Optional Events Sponsors & Exhibitors 2011 Archive The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit exists to invigorate metal fabricators with an annual injection of knowledge, skill development, inspiration, and networking opportunities for the advancement of the greater manufacturing community. (adopted by [...]

FMA’s Toll Processing Conference Moves West! February 29 – March 2, 2012 Talking Stick Resort Scottsdale (Phoenix), Ariz. Registration Speaker Bios Conference-at-a-Glance Optional Events Sponsors & Exhibitors Hotel & Travel Don’t Gamble with Your Business! It takes more than a flip of a coin to make wise business decisions in today’s competitive market. You need [...]

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Meeting Schedule *A limited number of sleeping rooms are available at the special ASD group rate until the cut-off date or until the ASD block is sold out, whichever comes first.  Don’t delay – make your reservation today! ASD Regional Meeting Thursday, January 26, 2012 MGM Grand Detroit Detroit, MI Room Rate: $159 View additional [...]

Steelman SEMS 5.0 Live at Cargill Steel Joint venture in China 01-05-2011: Cargill Steel Service Centers has a Greenfield joint venture project where Steelman Software Solutions Inc. and Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited have completed the implementation of SEMS 5.0. The project was implemented in 3 months from the start of the project.  This [...]

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Chinese Sample Product Catalogue A product catalogue could be very simple. All the detailed products can be defined as company or customer parts. The product catalogue could include only the following products: Parent code Product code Name Standard Grade Note Source  Product Source Process NA HRC ???? GGJ×218-2011-1 Q195L     HRCP ?????     [...]

STEELMAN SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS STATEMENT OF DIRECTION FOR CORE TECHNOLOGIES   OPERATING SYSTEMS In todays world when IT departments support multiple operating system two are dominate Windows Server and Linux RedHat Kernal Server. While you will find older versions of Unix technology such as AIX and HP these are reserved for older software solutions.   STEELMAN [...]

Installing Oracle 10g Application Server R2 on Windows 2008 R1 server then apply Oracle Service Patch 3 WHAT YOU NEED from Application Server Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 ( Forms & Reports Services Standalone version ONLY Application Express (included in the database) version 4That should get you infrastructure setup… Once this is [...]

Part of the Steelman HowTo Oracle 11g Database Install on Windows 2008 R1 for Steelman WHAT YOU NEED from Database Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Standard Edition, Standard Edition One, and Enterprise Edition Application Server Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 ( Forms & Reports Services Standalone version ONLY Application Express (included [...]

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Product Catalogue Configuration Manual October 2011 Proprietary Information Overview This document describes the contents of all the screens in the Product Catalogue module. The Product Catalogue screens can be accessed from the Products menu option. Shapes Properties The shape dimensions screen is accessed from the Products => Shape Properties menu option. From this screen [...]

To MES up your business or Not By Daniel Brody        danielb@sems.usManaging Director – Steelman Software Solutions Inc. Now that I have your attention what does M.E.S. stand for? Well that is all well and good but what does a manufacturing execution system do? How can an MES system really help your business? Are there really companies [...]

Steel Enterprise Management Systems® SEMS   STEELMAN Best Practices are the easiest way to set up a business solution that provides unlimited scalability, best-of-breed functionality, complete integration, and easy collaboration for your Metal Business. With SEMS you can reap business benefits quickly and eliminate as much risk as possible. SEMS provides you with the combined [...]

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How to use Priority and Severity in Metalink Priority P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 Severity Production Production Customer Testing Our testing In development Blocker A1 Drop everything Production stopped no work around A3 Urgent Production stopped no work around B1 Urgent Customer testing stopped no work around C1 Urgent Our testing stopped no work around [...]

Amazon Cloud Configuration Data Survival of Instance Failure Amazon EBS is designed to allow you to attach any instance to a storage volume. In the event you experience an instance failure, your Amazon EBS volume automatically detaches with your data intact. You can then reattach the volume to a new instance and quickly recover. You are running [...]

TORONTO & WHEELING, W.Va. — In the intensely competitive global steel industry, companies must employ updated technology to remain successful. Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation, a producer of flat-rolled and corrugated steel, implemented solutions from Steelman Software Solutions Inc., in 2006 completed the integration with Oracle EBS, i2 Technologies Factory Planner and various other legacy MES systems. [...]

This document is for Steelman Employees, Resellers and Customers. It is meant as a guild line for installing on your local server and connecting to your SEMS™ development database. Information provided in this document is proprietary reproduction of this information is required please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ©Steelman Software Solutions Inc. 2010. Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Enterprise [...]

Steelman Software Solutions is currently seeking resellers and distributors to help give worldwide users access to our products. Promote & Earn Would you like to earn money with our products? Steelman SEMS™ offers three types of promotion: the basic level, Affiliate, the Silver and Gold level, Reseller. These promotions allow you to sell our products [...]

Commenting on the results, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Siegal stated, “We are pleased with the progress we made in a very challenging 2009. We enter 2010 from a position of strength. We have an exceptionally strong balance sheet, as our core discipline of cash flow and working capital management allowed us to [...]

COLD ROLLED COIL US buyers have agreed to pay $US50 per tonne more for their February deliveries. Supply in the general market is tight and the carmakers are still very active. However, the primary driver of the positive price development has been hardening scrap costs. In Canada, most mills are quoting early/mid April for new orders. Real consumption, with the exception [...]

HOT ROLLED COIL US steelmakers report good order books but some buyers, sensing that transaction figures may be nearing the peak, have become more cautious recently. Today’s prices are 7.6 percent above the January numbers with delivery lead times into late March. There may be further advances in the short term. Currently, Canadian mill delivery [...]

Guide to using Steelman Metalink Introduction The metalink is a useful on-line reporting tool that facilitates a clear understanding of how action requests (AR’s) are processed by Steelman. An action request can be any of the following types of request: A bug in the software – you may find by searching our database that this [...]

About SHM The SHM folder contains all of the forms that have been documented through the SEMS HELP MAP process, and exported to the Help system. See SEMS HELP MAP for the technical description of SHM creation. SHM details every field, block and form used in SEMS. It is an essential link required to provide [...]

About Shipping Overview plan a load for shipment, see About Load Planning add material to the load that has a Shipment Status of “Ready”, print the shipment documents (automatically) pick and ship the load, relieving inventory of the material shipped. – See About Load Shipping maintain carriers and carrier freight rates, maintain customs brokers, and maintain customs duties. maintain [...]

About Setup The setup menu contains the forms used to maintain data variables used throughout SEMS. Normally these are set-up initially and are only changed when new business variables are required or when employees leave or are reassigned or new employees are hired. Often these variables provide limitations or choices for drop down lists used [...]

About Sales Functions SEMS Sales Order Entry provides a powerful and flexible capability to record, manage and effect customer requirements. Many set up options and defaults affect the behaviour and enforced business rules within the Order Entry process. See Flags that affect Sales Functions and General Company Setup. Freight rates associated with sales items are controlled by the [...]

About Receiving See Flags That Affect Receiving Functions for details on how company settings affect receiving processing. In addition, the default location, grade standard, and shipment method for purchased goods is set in the General Company Setup (STCOMP), General tab. For goods received with defects, the default code standard is also set there. Receiving has these [...]

About Production The production process has a number of very useful capabilities that manage the complexity of production and support accurate planning and scheduling processes. In general, the journey from input materials to finished goods follows a pattern or sequence, with plenty of variation possible. The production process is initiated by two demand streams: Sales [...]

About Inventory Use the Inventory module to control the steel products inventories (work in process inventory and finished goods inventory), consumable items inventories, and scrap inventory. Steel Products: may include merchandise steel products (purchased for resale which form is not altered prior to resale) and job-specific steel products that require further processing before completion and sale. [...]

About Fabrication Modules The core modules for Fabrication are BOM Items, Bill of Material, and Product Routing. This topic explains: BOM Structure BOM Items Bill of Materials Form Product Routing Form BOM Structure The BOM describes an unlimited structure of materials requirements and processing requirements that together make one unit of the required finished product. Materials can [...]

There are two types of costing in SEMS: Product Costing (or Actual Costing), which is used for the costing of individual inventory items and is the cost that will be booked to the General Ledger. Standard Costing, which is used at the time of Sales Order entry to provide an estimated cost of a Sales [...]

The Claims Module Use the Claims module to create and maintain customer claims issued by a customer and vendor claims issued against a third party and/or vendor. Use it to create and maintain credit memos and debit memos once a particular claim has been issued. When claims are disposed of, a disposition letter is sent to the [...]

About Shipping The Shipping Management application includes the functions that are required for managing shipments: create a load for shipment, add material to the load that has a Shipment Status of “Ready”, print the shipment documents maintain carriers and carrier freight rates, maintain customs brokers, and maintain customs duties. ship the load, relieving inventory of [...]

About Sales Order Entry Overview SEMS Sales order entry provides a powerful and flexible capability to record, manage and effect customer requirements. There are many set up options, defaults and preferences that impact the behaviour and enforced business rules within the Order Entry process. This guide is intended to provide a broad overview of the [...]

SEMS Overview of Flow SEMS is a management system for processing steel from initial quote through shipping and collection of payment. Some business rules regarding the process flow can be amended by site specific flag settings, however the standard process flow is: A sales order is created either as a quote (enquiry) or an order The [...]

Compete on equal terms with industry leaders, use the tools they use Component module Inventory Manage Inventory to maximize value, customer satisfaction and ROI. SEMS provides the most comprehensive metals-industry specific inventory management capability. This focus and ability infuses every related business module and process. Gain the advantage of practical, advanced and comprehensive processes for [...]

STEELMAN SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS STEELMAN Software Solutions Inc. (SSSI) a privately held company of Toronto, Ontario creator of the Steel Service Center Software. Our solution is based on the SSSI’s Steel Enterprise Management Systems® (SEMS®).  SSSI has been building leading technology solutions for the steel industry since 1994 by leveraging technological expertise and industry partnerships against [...]

Dynamic Pricing Sheet How to prepare a pricing process for automating the pricing calculation in the sales order. The following reference materials for the example can be reviewed: The Excel Worksheet The associated price schedule that performs the same function as the worksheet The sales order that needs a price generated The sales order report [...]

STEEL INDUSTRY NEWS Sector Snap: Metal producers’ shares rise ( US weighs duties on Chinese steel grating ( Ruling Looms on Chinese Steel ( Gerdau Ameristeel Announces New $650 Million Credit Facility and $300 Million Debt Prepayment ( U.S. Imposes Tariffs on Chinese Steel Imports ( Sector Snap: Metal Producers’ Shares Rise ( US Moves [...]

CASE STUDY By Sherri Telenko – Manfuacturing Automation October 2004 Parkdale International Limited is part of a volatile industry. Recently, the Hamilton Ont.-based company went from a system that saw shop-floor employees using pen and paper to a fully automated data-and-inventory management software package integrated throughout the entire throughout the entire operation. The upgrading team worked with Toronto-based [...]

STEELMAN Steel Enterprise Management System chosen  to lead Pacesetter Steel Service, Inc. through next generation JUNE 30, 2004. (Toronto, ON) — Pacesetter Steel Service, Inc. of Kennesaw, Georgia, has announced that it has selected STEELMAN Software Solutions Inc. (SSSI), manufacturers of enterprise-wide software products for the steel industry, to streamline its business flows into a [...]

Leading Steel Processor gains new competitive capabilities from sems software toronto, ontario, canada 13 dec 2008: Image via Wikipedia On December 1st. 2008 Pacesetter Steel Service, Inc ( implemented SEMS ERP software simultaneously in four locations. The culmination of a five-year process of evaluation and upgrading internal processes, the implementation of the SEMS system is [...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Daniel Brody Company Name: Steelman Software Solutions Inc. Telephone Number:             (416) 495-6939       x222 Fax Number: (416) 495-9750 Email Address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web site address: / Steelman Software Solutions SIGNS SMS DEMAG AG OF GERMANY AS ITS EUROPEAN VAR PARTNER Toronto, Ontario, 4 September 2007 — Steelman Software Solutions Inc. (STEELMAN) [...]

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Many industries face logistical challenges, but with the help of supply-chain oriented software, challenges are being met head on. Richer Systems Group Inc. offers one such software solution, Enrich, which is used throughout North America by companies in the commercial transportation field.

How to measure ROI In tight economic times, corporations are constantly seeking ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Nevertheless, in the world of information technology it is often necessary to spend money in order to save money. Creating comprehensive corporate portals and building on the tools that support them is a good example of [...]

Despite a flood of announcements from the US mills scheduling increases for the first quarter 2010, during recent negotiations, some suppliers have lifted strip mill product values, others have lowered them and a number have left them unchanged. It appears that producers are looking to fill their December order books and then aim for rises in January – probably achieving around $US20 per ton.







  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Carbon Steel
  • Tool Steel
  • Alloy Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Titanium
  • Lead
  • Alloys
  • Others
  • Coils
  • Sheets
  • Flats
  • Bars
  • Rounds
  • Hexes
  • Squares
  • Angle
  • Tubing
  • Plate
  • Flanges
  • Channels
  • Pipe


  • Annealing
  • Assembly
  • Bending
  • Blanking
  • Boring
  • Cold Drawing
  • Coating
  • Cold Rolling
  • Cut to Length
  • Deburring
  • Drilling
  • Deslagging
  • Flattening
  • Forming
  • Grinding
  • Heat Treat
  • Kitting
  • Lathe
  • Laser Punching
  • Laser Cutting
  • Melting
  • Milling
  • Oxy Cutting
  • Packaging
  • Painting
  • Press Brake
  • Pickling
  • Plasma Punch
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Punching
  • Re-Rolling
  • Re-Winding
  • Sawing
  • Shotblasting
  • Shearing
  • Shipping
  • Slearing
  • Slitting
  • Stamping
  • Side Trim
  • Tapping
  • Temper CTL
  • Temper Passing
  • Turning
  • Transfer
  • Welding

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