March 29, 2017| by Steve Lawrence

Disrupting Your Own Company

Kloeckner Metals had no choice

“Digital for us meant email,” Kloeckner’s vice president for digital innovation Matt Meyer told Tubular Products Conference attendees. After all, he noted, the steel industry has not exactly been known to be cutting edge. “We […] Read More

March 15, 2017| by Steve Lawrence

Bullish on Mexico

Despite NAFTA uncertainty, south of the border looks like a strong opportunity.

Bill Chisholm paints an all but irresistible picture of doing business in Mexico. Now president and CEO of Samuel, Son & Co. which has facilities in that country, Chisholm was CEO for ArcelorMittal Mexico from […] Read More

January 18, 2017| by Steve Lawrence

You Can’t Afford to Ignore the Technology Revolution

New materials, robotics, 3-D printing, and artificial intelligence, just for starters, will change our lives and business models, some almost overnight.

It’s not technology that you need to worry about when you’re trying to anticipate what will happen to your industrial metals supply chain business model over the next five or 10 years. It’s exponential technology.  […] Read More