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  • Logistics Steel is Hard. Moving it doesn't have to be.

    Are you looking for effective solution to transporting steel to and from Mexico? Port of Brownsville may have be able to help you overcome common transportation issues. Click to read more about The Port of Brownsville and register your contact information and a representative will contact you.

Infographics

  • Infographics Driving Directions

    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.

  • Infographics Stainless Brings More Advantages

    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.

  • Infographics 2016 Sees Steel Strengthen

    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.

  • Infographics Good Road Conditions

    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.

  • Infographics 11 Facts about Stainless Steel

    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.

  • Infographics What Drives Automotive?

    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.

  • Infographics American Metals Market Future Trends

    Steelmakers face a number of challenges and opportunities in the coming years, from employee attraction and retention to energy to new material developments to technological advancements and beyond.

Webcast

  • Webcast Catch up on SAP’s latest webinar “Severstal Redefines Itself to Capture Next Generation of Digital Metal Business”.

    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. Click here to access the presentation On-Demand today!

  • Webcast Insights on the growing importance of information technology for global metals companies

    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

WhitePaper

  • WhitePaper Global Shop Solutions Technology & Simplicity Whitepapers

    Simplify your business with ERP Technology. Access Global Shop Solutions’ new whitepapers “Simplify Your Business with ERP Accounting” and “Simplify Your Shop Floor with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)” to learn more on how to implement ERP and EDI technology to improve efficiency in your business.

  • WhitePaper Global Shop Solutions ERP Efficiency Whitepapers

    Access Global Shop Solutions’ two new whitepapers that highlight best practices in ERP implementation within the metals industry. Included are “The Nine Insider Secrets” and “ Streamlining Your Business with ERP”. Register to get your copies today!

  • WhitePaper Explore your Options for Mitigating Trade Credit Risk

    With the uncertain global economic climate and customer defaults looming as an ever-present threat, strategic credit management is more important than ever for the success of businesses in the metals industry. Self-insurance, letters of credit, and credit insurance are all commonly used methods to mitigate trade credit risk, each of which can be valuable in certain circumstances. Financial executives should weigh the costs and benefits of these options carefully to determine the best fit for their company. This white paper: A Guide to Credit Insurance evaluates the pros and cons of each solution and helps you determine which one is the best fit for your business.

  • WhitePaper Global Shop Solutions ERP Microsite Whitepapers

    Did you know by implementing ERP software applications there will be a year after year 400-500% ROI on the purchase of the software? ERP software can deliver significant benefits for the manufacturing industry through a combination of applications that will meet the needs of your organization such as: Lower setup costs, reduced cycle times, increased on-time delivery, improved productivity, better customer service, accurate inventory tracking and reduction in administrative overhead.

  • WhitePaper Operational Intelligence Helps Alcoa Generate Business Value from Big Data

    Today’s global aluminum industry is very competitive; industry participants need a competitive edge and, ideally, a unique niche to remain in business. Geff Wood, Director, GPP (Global Primary Products) IPS Automation Center of Excellence (CoE) Smelting/Casting at Alcoa, explained how his company is using OSIsoft’s technology to improve operational intelligence and reduce process variability. Alcoa’s “SMART manufacturing” initiative employs a connected infrastructure to connect disparate and/or siloed data sources. In this manner, the company can provide operations and management personnel with the actionable, in-context intelligence needed to make better decisions relative to the company’s extensive smelting operations.

  • WhitePaper Seven Ways Metals, Mining, & Materials Companies Turn Data into a Sustainable, Competitive Advantage

    This guide focuses on streamlining the flow of information within Metals, Mining & Materials (MMM) companies To transform your organization into a more agile, innovative, resilient and sustainable enterprise, effectively managing the flow of information is a necessary platform for success. This guide will address these questions: • How can you uncover hidden information in your data that you have yet to unlock? • How can your organization reach fuller rewards from optimization, quality or performance initiatives? • What are examples of goals that can be achieved by architecting a better flow of information?

  • WhitePaper An Enterprise Resource Planning Solution for Mill Products companies: Driving Operational Excellence and Profitable Growth

    A comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can replace multiple IT systems, unify processes and data, and improve efficiency. It provides powerful and flexible functionality tailored to the needs – and budgets – of companies across the metals industries. You gain strategic insight to drive operational excellence and profitable growth and build the foundation for successfully executing business strategies. Read this white paper to find out more and more metals companies are replacing patchwork systems with a single, comprehensive ERP solution to enable and improve enterprise processes, satisfy customer and supplier needs, and streamline mergers and acquisitions.

  • WhitePaper Leveraging ERP to Drive Operating Performance for Metals Producers and Service Centers

    The metals industry is a cyclical business that rides the ebb-and-flow of raw material pricing and mounting pressure from global competition. The homegrown legacy systems currently in place can’t keep pace with the changing market dynamics. But as metals producers turn to ERP vendors for help, there are industry-specific best practices to take into account. So as not to be ruled by software, the enterprise solution must adhere to the unique qualities of the industry—from order fulfillment to material tracking on the shop floor with level II integration to quality management through load planning and shipping. Only then will a metals producer have a chance at driving down operational costs in order to increase profitability.

  • WhitePaper Crowe Metals Industry Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics® AX- A Long-awaited ERP Solution

    The Crowe® Metals Industry Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics AX offers metals companies of all sizes the opportunity to dramatically enhance the way they manage their resources and business processes through a robust, industry-attuned, scalable, and deeply supported ERP solution specifically designed to meet their needs.

  • WhitePaper Crowe Metals Industry Accelerator For Microsoft Dynamics® AX- A Long-awaited Industry Solution

    New ERP solution offers companies of all sizes within the metals industry the opportunity to dramatically enhance the way they manage their resources and business processes. This solution leverages the proven and established Microsoft Dynamics AX platform to provide an industry-attuned and deeply supported solution specifically designed to meet the needs of all types of businesses within the metals industry including producers, processors, fabricators, and service centers.

Research

  • Research Information Technology in the Global Metals Industry

    Crowe Horwath LLP, in collaboration with American Metal Market, launched its fourth annual survey to examine the role of information technology (IT) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in the global metals industry.

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