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Logistics

  • Logistics Europe, Middle East Tube & Pipe Producers Wall Chart 2018

    The key tube & pipe producers in Europe and the Middle East. For your information, Fastmarkets presents a map showing the key tube & pipe producers in Europe and the Middle East in 2018. Click to download the full version of this map in a new window.

  • Logistics Fastmarkets IM Lithium Wall Chart Map 2018

    The Fastmarkets IM Lithium wall chart map 2018 will showcase lithium projects in development, those already established and their current projected production capacity details whilst also detailing world resources and areas that could be developed in future. You will also find information on different lithium types, an infographic showcasing end markets and processing flowchart of brine and rock deposits to intermediary products and end-use markets.

Infographics

  • Infographics The Mandate to Rebuild America

    The United States’ crumbling infrastructure not only poses a physical danger to the operators, passengers and consumers of the goods and commodities shipped across the country’s roads, rails, bridges, inland waterways, pipelines and electrical grid, but threatens to undercut the economy built upon it.

  • Infographics Building the future with structural and rebar

    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.

  • Infographics Stainless Gains Luster in 2017

    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.

  • Infographics Pedal to the Metal: On the Road to 54.5 mpg

    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.

  • Infographics Coins, Counterfeiting & Recycling: An investigative report

    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.

  • 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.

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Webcast

  • Webcast Discover The Full Potential of Steel Inbound Supply Chain Planning

    Oversupply in the global steel sector. Increased variability in the supply of raw materials. Stricter environmental regulations. Steelmakers are constantly dealing with complex variables in a market that’s becoming increasingly challenging. Inbound logistics plays a vital role in withstanding these challenges. It can make or break the effectiveness of your organization, as well as its ability to reach yearly business goals. Therefore, optimizing the planning of your inbound supply chain requires a platform approach. Quintiq Senior Consultant Reinier Zuurmond will demonstrate how a single platform can connect all internal processes and bring transparency to your supply chain. Register for the presentation today!

  • Webcast Sanctions and their impact on risk management and the European aluminium industry

    Talk is cheap, tariffs expensive. In the current gamesmanship over trade, the aluminium market is going to penalty kicks and anything could happen. Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group examines what the macro impact of the trade war would be for the aluminium industry. He will discuss potential scenarios as trade barriers and how they will impact the markets. As declarations of tariffs and retaliatory measures affect prices of futures and premiums in cash markets, adding volatility amid the potential for disruptions to large swath of the supply chain, Richard Stevens, CME Group Metals Research, will discuss how firms can manage risk. Agenda: how are futures contracts for aluminium being used by the industry, an overview of volumes of premium contracts and what issues are being responded to by the creation of premium futures contracts.

  • Webcast Insights & Action: Where do you place in the race to exploit Metals’ digital frontier?

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to arm yourself with real-world insights derived from the seventh annual survey of Technology in Metals conducted jointly by Fastmarkets AMM and Crowe LLP. The survey results serve up actionable insights by tracking the latest shifts in priorities, cutting-edge tools, and adoption trends by decision makers driving Metals into an unprecedented era of digital evolution. Benchmark your organization’s progress against the entire metals supply chain. Tune in as Webinar presenters share, analyze, and discuss, key insights garnered from the latest survey and explore their significance in the context of today’s competitive landscape and market conditions.

  • Webcast The Integrated Metals Supply Chain: From Planning to Production

    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.

  • Webcast Add Resilience to Your Steel Supply Chain: Discover what leading steel manufacturers are doing differently

    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.

WhitePaper

  • WhitePaper 13 To Do’s to Manufacture Like a Boss

    If you are manufacturing like a boss it means you master the four key transactions: Purchasing Receipts, Issuing Material, WIP to FG, Shipping/Invoicing, know your costs (freight, labor, outside services, overhead, other, material) with accurate precision, price your parts competitively and profitably, quote your jobs correctly with speed and accuracy, reduce your risk by knowing and not guessing. When you are doing the above, you are making parts faster, making parts better, watching it all in real time, and knowing exactly what everything costs – otherwise known as “manufacturing like a boss.” So let’s get back to basics and manufacture like a boss with these 13 to do’s. Download the whitepaper today.

  • WhitePaper Discover How Steelmakers Can Meet Demand for Taller Wind Towers With Niobium

    To harvest the more dependable wind resources at higher altitudes, and for greater energy output and efficiency, wind tower hub heights of 100 meters (328 feet) and higher are becoming the new standard, up from 80 meters (262.5 feet) only 15 years ago. Unlike traditional steels unable to scale to the taller hub height, low carbon structural steel containing Niobium offers a solution. Discover how steel can maintain its advantage over alternative wind tower materials by downloading this white paper from CBMM North America, Inc.

  • WhitePaper US Tariff War Fractures Global Aluminium Industry

    The current isolationist trend among certain nations and governments has shaken up many industries, including global aluminium trade. Rising prices and upswing in demand for contracts used to manage risk are just a few indicators of the cracks in the global trade’s previously strong foundation, particularly in the United States. Where will the biggest realignments take place, and what might the landscape look like after the shifts? How severe will the resulting changes be? A new paper from Fastmarkets MB and CME Group takes a look at what’s on deck for aluminium in the months and years to come.

  • WhitePaper Free Guide: Digital Marketing for Materials Suppliers

    Materials buyers are going digital, and metals suppliers need to keep up. Contemporary material buyers tend to research – and buy – materials online. More material suppliers are addressing the trend and turning to the Internet. But simply having a website is not enough. You also need a comprehensive digital marketing strategy.This guide from Matmatch introduces the most important tools and channels to consider, as well as tips on how best to utilise them. It covers: Google Analytics, SEO, PPC advertising, and Social media. It also introduces Matmatch, which offers suppliers a way to take advantage of the digital opportunity today.

  • WhitePaper Integrated Planning For Your Metals Supply Chain

    Break down the barriers to boost your operations. The real world does not operate in silos, so why should your business? An integrated planning solution can provide continuity across all planning horizons and every aspect of your operations. In this guide from Quintiq, discover how to: Increase efficient resource utilization, enhance visibility across multiple sites and improve throughput while reducing costs.

  • WhitePaper Haynes International: Crowe Supports Transformation with a Global Business Application

    For international metals manufacturers, Digital Transformation begins with a global solution in mind. When Haynes International began the search for an integrated ERP system, their success was based on three significant factors: Microsoft Dynamics - A leading enterprise business application, Crowe Metals Accelerator - An industry-tailored solution, Crowe LLP - a Microsoft Industry Partner for Metals. Download our latest case study and learn how Crowe's systematic plan for global improvement helped bring Haynes onto the forefront of Digital Transformation.

  • WhitePaper Digital Transformation in the Global Metals Industry

    Our 2018 Crowe and American Metal Market’s metals industry survey provides a look at the factors driving digital transformation within the industry. The survey focuses on how metals companies are using or planning to use technology to improve: customer service, products and services and reporting. Respondents are high-level executives from a cross section of metals-based companies including mills, producers, processors, service centers, scrap recyclers and manufacturers.

  • WhitePaper 4 Price Risk Management Strategies to Protect Margins in a Volatile Steel Market

    Since the enactment of Section 232 in March, there has been a flurry of activity and uncertainty regarding steel prices. Now is the time to reevaluate your price risk management strategies to protect your margins and earnings. This white paper explains four price risk management strategies along with the steps to take in order to determine which strategy is best for your company.

  • WhitePaper Evaluating Screening Performance

    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.

  • WhitePaper Global Supply Chain Tariffs

    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.

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