We have been receiving numerous questions on how to handle the recent cost increase to steel and other materials. The issue many are running into, is that their estimators all run off of different spreadsheets and solutions throughout the globe. This means that customers are receiving different prices from each estimator and you do not know the true cost. of your parts.
With this change in steel prices, you must centralize your cost database and pull one cost from a master user. If you do not have control within a single location, you will have different prices going to your customers. In addition, you will not be able to understand the true cost or profitability of your operation.