Gerdau Ameristeel Charlotte has traditionally created a daily production and performance report for the supervisors and management using Microsoft Excel. the information on this report was gathered manually from various sources but mostly from their QMOS MES and production management system.
The Charlotte plant utilizes the APEX Automated Email Services to send a daily set of production and KPI reports for the Rolling Mill and the Melt shop. The recipients range from floor supervisors to regional managers of Gerdau Ameristeel.
The Charlotte plant also incorporates the Live Channels on large screen LCD displays throughout the rolling mill and the melt shop. These scoreboards provide a wide variety of information to the operators such as live production information as well as up-to-date KPIs.