In every business, you should be able to know many things even at the smallest level especially if it is a company that operates. As it is big then it can crash and many could be affected. That is why there are many departments that have their own functions so that they could monitor each aspect of the business and its operation. They will have to produce the data that is needed by the other department in the most accurate they can be. Look at this infographic.
You have read the infographic and you can see the five things that may lead to the inefficient operation of the business that manufactures metals. As there are those metals that have a high demand and others could fluctuate so knowing and having the ability to predict and analyze the market trend would be very useful. That is why one of the said mistakes that could kill profits is by having the correct or very close to the optimal level of safety stock.
Do not have the confidence that all will be available in its level, price and amount. If someone will try to control the price and will limit the amount being sold then you can have the safety stock be used until the time it could return to normal. That is why if you are in the industry of the metal manufacturing, read the infographic and see if you can apply the things suggested and correct your mistakes so you could earn at the best.