• Analysis groups Nov 23, 2015

    Although the steel industry has already made huge progress in such areas as quality and efficiencies, there is still room for it to improve further on inline analysis systems, the data-driven platforms with sensing equipment installed directly in a metals company’s production line.

  • Enterprising qualities Nov 23, 2015

    Metal executives frequently need to see how their business is doing on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis, analysts say, and ERP software allows for such oversight, bringing all of the data for operations, customer service and production together in one place and creating a comprehensive tool.

  • High maintenance Nov 23, 2015

    New technology helps maintenance crews tackle tough issues, making the process of planning for and responding to steel mill furnace problems less demanding, and helping achieve a more efficient end result in terms of both dollars saved and productivity gained for domestic steelmakers.

  • Program directors Nov 23, 2015

    Information technology has helped metals companies throughout the world improve all measures of business performance, and instead of exclusively managing their data in-house, metals companies have partnered with outside providers of technology and services.

  • Survey says… Nov 23, 2015

    Crowe Horwath, in collaboration with AMM, launched the fourth annual survey of metals executives this year to examine the role of information technology (IT) and ERP systems in the global metals industry and showed that attitudes toward new technologies have changed.

  • Vigorous continuous Nov 23, 2015

    Metals makers press to connect islands of automation as, in the words of one technology expert, ‘everyone talks about Big Data, but data is nothing. What matters is intelligence.’

  • Future glimpse Nov 23, 2015

    Gianpietro Benedetti, Danieli’s chairman and chief executive officer, is serious about his vision of the future as he switches back and forth between the sober realities of the steel market today and what breakthroughs the metal-making entrepreneurs of tomorrow may want.

  • Energy boost? Oct 01, 2015

    As far as the near- and long-term outlook for tubulars and energy is concerned, looking across the energy field valley the eventual view on steel products is positive, as U.S. Steel doubles down with new connections and Evraz sees OCTG demand recovering in time.

  • A cut above Sep 30, 2015

    The increasing complexity of accessing available hydrocarbon reserves to meet the world growing energy need is driving development of more advanced solutions. A number of firms have been helping steel tube and pipe makers meet those needs with tech breakthroughs.

  • Line items Sep 30, 2015

    A continuous down market is creating fractures along the energy tubular supply chain as distributors doubt whether producers can salvage an oversupplied, underpriced market, while mills have shown more willingness to cut out middlemen and supply end-users directly.