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Need to Know

April 19, 2017| by Steve Lawrence

The Power of Prediction

A crash course in reliably predicting the future

Everything along the industrial metals supply chain is changing rapidly. Markets, materials, products, customer demands, factory floor operations, and the demand for timely, reliable data on the products you produce. All that, plus the need […] Read More

April 12, 2017| by Steve Lawrence

Looking for Action from the Trump Administration

Two prominent metals association execs remain cautious as key issues languish

“You’d think steel would rule in D.C. these days,” Philip Bell told the MSCI Carbon Conference recently. “But now the rhetoric has to interface with reality.” Bell, president of the Steel Manufactures Association (SMA), and […] Read More

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