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North Star BlueScope Steel

Steel Band Manufacturer Makes Costing Clearer Through Analytics

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North Star BlueScope Steel uses OpenText Analytics Suite for a fuller, less resource-intensive view at customer costing

This is an attempt to obviously improve profitability, but also to increase the margin for every coil that we produce. A lot of that depends upon the buying habits of our customers, so we are going to be giving our sales folks much more detailed analytical information.

Malcolm Edge, Director of Technology, North Star BlueScope Steel


• Replace Microsoft® Excel® with an automated, less manually intensive solution to report on and analyze costing data
• Facilitate month-to-month costing comparisons, as well as weekly analysis and cost-per-minute impact analysis
• Provide detailed costing analysis to the executive and sales teams, to anticipate customer needs and improve profitability



• A deeper analysis of costing data, pinpointing higher profit potential and upselling prospects
• A better understanding of customer trends and needs, for a more informed sales team
• Quicker, more intelligent, decision making, inspired by accessible data
• Future opportunities for better sales forecasting and Internet of Things integration

About North Star BlueScope Steel

A subsidiary of Australia-based BlueScope, North Star BlueScope Steel produces and supplies hot-rolled steel bands for coil processors, cold rolled strip producers, pipe and tubers, equipment manufacturers and steel service centers. Founded in 1997, the company is the largest scrap steel recycler in Ohio, recycling nearly 1.5 million tons of scrap steel every year. For more information, visit: