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Global structural steel usage will continue to grow on an annualized rate of 5.5% through 2025. Fueling the growth are developed countries - including the United States, United Kingdom and Germany – that will continue to build residential and non-residential structures, such as schools, offices and hospitals. Click to learn more.
Rising global demand for stainless products will continue in 2018, with the coming year expected to be brighter than most. During the past 35 years, the stainless growth rate has been more than double the compounded annual growth rate of carbon steel, with even larger gains made than in aluminum. Click to learn more.
Intensifying pressure to improve fuel economy is expected to accelerate the
introduction and adoption of lightweight materials into vehicles. Research conducted
by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) indicates the current vehicle material
mix is dominated by steel structures with some use of aluminum. Click to learn more.
The U.S. Treasury Department and U.S. Mint’s sudden suspension of the mutilated coin redemption program dealt a body blow to the global coin recycling sector, sowing uncertainty across the ranks and freezing millions of dollars’ worth of recycled coins throughout a complex supply chain. Join AMM nonferrous scrap reporter Brad MacAulay as he travels the world to capture the real story, brings attention and clarity to a largely overlooked market, and—in a unique twist—creates a framework to redeem the lost dynamism of the coin recycling industry.
To meet lightweighting goals, automakers have requested new metals that bring expanded capabilities to automotive design and manufacturing. Check out this infographic to learn more about trends in the automotive sector and what that may mean for the future.
Take a look at this infographic for more information on how stainless steel has been used in the past and the advantages of using it today and beyond.
Despite some mixed views, 2016 so far has been a better year for domestic steel than 2015, judging by where several leading indicators-including production, prices, shipments and trade issues-have moved or may be moving the sector.
The automotive market has been a consistent bright spot for metals makers over the past couple of years even as other end-users have become increasingly volatile. Demand id up and down the supply chain has remained strong, and steel, aluminum, stainless steel and other metals products show no signs of slowing down.
Stainless steel is used in a wide variety of applications, is potentially 100 percent recyclable and has grown faster than most other materials, as this infographic featuring these and other aspects of the metal shows.
Automakers are in the midst of one of the best growth periods of all manufacturing industries as the recession continues to slowly fade. Sales are climbing each year and as they look ahead, automakers see opportunities and challenges around issues such as Cafe standards, lightweighting, new source materials, factory processes and new technologies for drivers. This infographic will include sales, forecasts, and fuel efficiency.
With growing complexity and regular volatility in the metals market, manufacturers are dealing with new challenges in planning orders, materials, and equipment. Organizations need new ways to remain agile while improving overall OTIF delivery rates and profitability. How will you adapt in 2018 to tackle complexity head on?
Join us for this special webinar in partnership with Quintiq where we’ll discuss: The factors making it harder for metals producers to forecast, plan, and manufacture their products, why investing in a supply chain that full integrates planning with execution is key to maintaining competitive advantage, how metals manufacturers are utilizing leading-edge technology to improve throughput and reduce costs.
This webinar will examine the results from the 2017 AMM and Crowe Horwath Information Technology in the Metals Industry survey. Topics expected to be covered during this webinar include: Where metals companies use IoT today and what challenges they face, How metals companies compare to the broader manufacturing industry in IoT adoption terms, Risks to consider when adopting an IoT strategy or starting a project.
This webinar will be moderated by Metal Bulletin product director Spencer Wicks, and feature Crowe Horwath’s senior manager Tony Barnes, and manager, Ken Major.
The global metals and mining industries are at a turning point as they consider how to survive and
compete amid slow-growing demand, oversupply and intensified competition for inter-material
substitution. Metal and mining businesses see digitization as a way to both protect against global threats
and achieve sustainable growth. Leading companies are already moving in this direction by embracing
new technologies and re-evaluating their processes, assets, eco-systems and customer relationships.
Metinvest is currently in the process of a company-wide digital transformation to optimize and fully
integrate its end-to-end businesses using technological innovations to enable a profitable business
model that is completely aligned with shifting customer needs and expectations.
In this webinar, cio Sergiy Detyuk will discuss the Metinvest vision for digital transformation and go
into detail about their results and efforts in the following areas:
How to optimize production, logistics and supply across mining, enrichment, steel production
How to optimize asset management
Putting the customer at the center of the business
As Metals Industry Executives look for new and unique ways to grow their business, many are trying to better understand how they can use data to provide better enterprise intelligence
This webinar will examine the results from the 2017 AMM and Crowe Horwath information technology in the metals industry survey. Topics expected to be covered during this webinar include:
Where do metals companies use data analytics today and what challenges are they facing
What technology is available to metals companies today to better address data analysis
How do metals companies compare to the broader manufacturing industry when it comes to data analysis and what may be next .
Register today for this on-demand webinar to uncover key data points and learn:
What are the workforce demographic trends including retirement rates in this industry, what is the business and new projects outlook and ability to hire/train talented young people, how experience and competency affects plant operations and safety, how to achieve workforce competency: identify needs, consider technology and services, define a plan and execute by starting with a workforce competency pyramid, can technology improve safety and learning process?, and hear case studies about Codelco, Rio Tinto, BG Group.
The global metals industry is at a turning point as it considers how to survive and compete in this age of slow growing demand, over supply and intensified competition on inter-material substitution. Metal businesses see digitization as a way to both protect against global threats and achieve sustainable growth. Leading companies are already moving. They are embracing the new technologies and re-evaluating their processes, assets and customer relationships.
Severstal is one such leading company, and has embarked on a company-wide digital transformation. In this webinar, CIO Yuri Shekhovtsov will discuss the Severstal vision for digital transformation and go into detail about their results and efforts.
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Missed Crowe Horwath and AMM's annual webinar? Click here to access the presentation on-demand today!
In the spring of 2016, Crowe Horwath LLP, in collaboration with American Metal Market, launched its fifth annual survey to examine the role of information technology and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in the global metals industry.
Over 75% of survey respondents in the metals industry felt their companies had outdated technology or had outgrown their current systems. Learn more about how global metals companies are using Enterprise Technology to stay ahead of their competition, as well as:
-What business factors are driving companies to invest more in enterprise technology than ever before
-Why metals companies are investing in more cloud-based platforms
-How the landscape of enterprise technology has changed over the past five years and how it may impact future decision-making for global metals executives
Screening (separating dry material based on particle size) is a complex task that requires sophisticated machinery. An optimized screener needs to be designed with consideration of countless variables, including: Motion: how a screen moves, whether vibratory, gyratory, linear, or stationary, loading mechanics: feed rate/unit area, etc. and material characteristics: particle size distribution, particle shape, bulk density, moisture, friability and static charge.
What is your risk exposure? Do you understand what impacts your organization will potentially see from the new legislation on tariffs? It is time to assess the risks, build a comprehensive strategy to mitigate the impact, and execute these strategies as the environment continues to evolve. Our timeline guides you through a managed approach to assessing the changes and offsetting the impact, while optimizing alignment to your supply base.
It’s time to move to a more mature supply chain planning & optimization solution. In this guide from Quintiq, find out the risk-free method to switch to a solution that enables you to: Increase efficient collaboration, improve visibility across multiple sites and monitor your KPIs for effective decision making.
Advances in digital technology, and the falling prices thereof, are now offering miners and metal producers significant advantages when it comes to even the oldest production processes and the longest standing production challenges. More affordable and, crucially, smaller sensing equipment allows producers to retro-fit older equipment with the new sensing hardware, while more advanced software networks with total connectivity between various systems allows one to leverage existing automation and control systems to offer new ways of approaching asset lifecycle and maintenance, productivity, and energy optimisation. Read the full whitepaper, written by OSIsoft in co-operation with American Metal Market.
Do you want to take your manufacturing from good to great in 2018? You are not alone. Spare five minutes to: Save yourself thousands go from good to great, get the most out of your ERP software and satisfy your customer. Download our whitepaper titled 18 Things You Need From Your ERP in 2018 today to get started.
Economies, national securities, and cultures rely on safe, trustworthy infrastructures, which are being threatened by seismic, fire, and extreme-weather events. As a result, the global demand for better structural materials has intensified.
Find out in this industry white paper from CBMM North America, Inc.: How niobium enables steelmakers to benefit from this growing opportunity, how low-cost, niobium-containing steel provides structural materials with improved energy absorption, fracture toughness, and fatigue properties and why low carbon, Nb-microalloyed steel lowers overall production costs. Register to download the whitepaper today.
Now you can finally narrow the gap between continuous casting and hot rolling with a planning system that allows your operations to: Enhance productivity, reduce slab slacking, save thousands, or even millions of dollars annually.
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Did you know a drafting error in tax reform will keep businesses from getting a key benefit that Congress intended to impart?
This article provides clarity around this key depreciation benefit that is eluding business.
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The 2017 Crowe Horwath LLP/AMM metals industry survey looked into the role of information technology (IT) in the global metals industry. This year’s survey included questions about participants’ use of advanced IT capabilities such as data analytics, business intelligence, and the “Internet of Things.” Responses from high-level executives within metals-based companies provide a snapshot of the current state of IT, data analytics, and BI and offer some surprising insights into the pace at which the industry is adopting the use of more advanced technology.