NLMK Group, an international metallurgical company, has implemented a QR-coding system for all types of flat and long products manufactured in Russia. The digital solution will allow the company to reduce the time it takes to process documents and ship products, and for customers to avoid paperwork.
Scanning the QR code placed on each unit of NLMK's products takes the client to a web page where the steel grade, weight , size, batch number and other characteristics of a specific unit of goods. The client can open and save an electronic version of the quality certificate with information about GOST, specification number and other data about the product. In September 2020, the company plans to implement digital signature of quality certificates, which will eliminate the need for customers to request a paper original. Such a certificate can be obtained in the user's personal account.
A QR code and an electronic certificate allow the data to be automatically transferred to the buyer's information system, for example, to a warehouse management system. This helps customers to reduce transaction costs.
“The new service provides cost savings, time savings and counterfeit protection for our customers. We plan to create a unified information space that will allow all our clients to receive information about our products in their warehouses through the QR-coding system, as well as to use a number of additional services, ”commented Ilya Gushchin, Vice President of Sales of NLMK Group .
Information about NLMK Group
NLMK Group is a vertically integrated steel company, the largest in Russia and one of the world's most efficient steel producers.
NLMK Group's steel products are used in various industries, from construction and mechanical engineering to power equipment and offshore wind turbines.
NLMK's production assets are located in Russia, Europe and the United States. The company's steel production capacity exceeds 17 million tonnes per year.
NLMK's common shares, which have free-float of 18.6%, are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker “NLMK”), global depository shares - on the London Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK: LI"). The share capital of the Company is divided into 5,993,227,240 ordinary shares with a par value of 1 Russian ruble. More information about NLMK's share capital can be found here.
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