Need to Know

Need to Know

September 7, 2016| by Steve Lawrence

Stop Putting Out Fires and Ignite Your Business

“If you are interested in growth, you have to be interested in innovation.”

You know he’s right. “Ninety-eight percent of your day is spent putting out fires.” This from Luke Williams, professor of innovation at the NYU Stern School of Business, speaking at the MSCI Specialty Metals Conference […] Read More

August 3, 2016| by Steve Lawrence

What’s Ahead From OSHA:

Tough regulation and higher penalties for violations—at least for now

Regardless of who occupies the White House next, industrial metals companies shouldn’t expect any quick changes in the publicity-focused, aggressive Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement programs developed in the last seven years.   […] Read More

July 6, 2016| by Steve Lawrence

Measure Up

New MSCI IT survey points to major opportunities to improve industry security, growth and productivity

The just completed MSCI survey of the use of new digital technology among members shows an industry that is adopting the most useful data collection and analytics tools very slowly so far. At the same […] Read More

May 25, 2016| by Steve Lawrence

Safety Beyond Compliance

Investing in people, performance, and a moral imperative

They explained the vital importance of leadership walk-arounds. “When the CEO is on the floor talking safety, checking operations, that is impressive,” said Joe Galasso, corporate director of health, safety and environment at Samuel Plate […] Read More