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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.
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.
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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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
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.
In processing shredder residue, whether from a small scrapyard or a multimillion-dollar car shredder, the integrated metal recovery systems utilized have moved on from a simple shredder and magnets to sophisticated systems that can include sorters (eddy and optical), rare earth magnets and air tables, to name a few. In North America, the typical focus has been to increase the recovery of metals found in material greater than the ½” to 1” range. Now, many operators are interested in processing this ½” and smaller material.
Get the inside scoop, from Global Shop Solutions; a trusted provider of ERP technology. Download the new whitepapers “Get ERP Right the First Time” and “Trust Global Shop Solutions for ERP Success” to learn how to maximize efficiency and get the most out of your ERP system.
How can organizations take a more proactive role in predicting and anticipating cybersecurity threats? A joint research report by the Institute of Internal Auditors and Crowe Horwath examines the growing use of security operations centers (SOCs) and explores how security executives are responding to increasing cybersecurity risks.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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?
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.