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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.
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.
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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.
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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?