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Preparing for 2024 Metal Contract Negotiation Time

Preparing for 2024 Metal Contract Negotiation Time dasdasdsa

Buyers typically renew their annual metal sourcing contracts every year. Doing so helps ensure continuity and stability for ongoing business relationships. One might think, “Sure, sure. I know that. But how should I prepare properly?” After all, the contract negotiation process often proves stressful for even the most savvy metal sourcing professionals. To make matters […]

How to Track, Forecast, and Create Sourcing Strategies for Opaque Metals

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Some of our favorite metal sourcing challenges involve off-the-beaten-path requests for price intelligence regarding “opaque metals.” This term refers to metals that no known exchange-traded price firm or price reporting agency (e.g. MetalMiner and our competitors) publishes. We like to think MetalMiner continues to add price data across a broad range of “obscure” metals. This […]

How ERP Systems Impact the Steel Industry: A Discussion by EOXS

How ERP Systems Impact the Steel Industry: A Discussion by EOXS businessman-using-a-computer-to-document-management-for-erp-ent

MetalMiner’s own CEO Lisa Reisman caught up with Ravi of EOXS to discuss how ERP systems aid the steel industry, including both steel service centers and distributors. Currently, MetalMiner is looking to add ERP solutions to its metal price forecasting platform, MetalMiner Insights. EOXS, who specializes specifically in integrating ERP solutions into steel service centers, […]

Renewable/GOES MMI: Renewable Prices Nose-Dive, GOES Remains Strong

Renewable/GOES MMI: Renewable Prices Nose-Dive, GOES Remains Strong

The Renewables MMI (Monthly Metals Index) dropped significantly from June to July. All in all, the index fell a staggering 22.05%. How will this impact steel prices today? Problems With China’s Solar Panel Manufacturing Dominance Some experts say that initiatives aimed at creating a zero-carbon future are being impacted by dependence on Chinese solar panels. […]

First new US integrated aluminium rolling mill in 40 years

Novelis recently announced construction of a state-of-the-art, $2.5 billion recycling and aluminum rolling facility in Baldwin County, Alabama. In addition, a statement in Made in Alabama suggested that the 3,000-acre South Alabama Mega facility will create approximately 1,000 jobs. According to the Novelis, the site will be the first fully-integrated aluminum mill built in the […]

Hindalco Looks to Bolster Global Aluminum Resources

India’s Hindalco Industries Ltd. (a major aluminum and copper producer) recently earmarked CAPEX totaling US $7.2 billion. According to recent news reports, Hindalco management is seeking to expand the company’s aluminum production over the next five years. This includes commitments to boost aluminum resources in both North America and Germany. In a recent presentation to […]

British Steel moving to EAF production to meet carbon emissions targets

British Steel aim to slash their carbon emissions 82% by 2035. This would fall in line with the UK’s commitments to the Paris Agreement and the country’s own carbon reduction targets, a company official said on Jan. 25. One way the company plans to achieve the decreases involves a new electric furnace in two to […]

MetalMiner Spins Out as Alpha Commodities

GARY, Ind. – MetalMiner™, the leading metal market price intelligence brand and SaaS platform, providing forecasts, analysis and risk mitigation solutions for global manufacturers, has moved to newly incorporated Alpha Commodities, spinning out of parent company Azul Partners. Supply chain disruptions, lack of material availability, high prices and rampant inflation have wreaked havoc for manufacturers […]

Week in Review: Stainless steel base prices rise; Biden signs infrastructure bill; European Commission slaps duties on stainless steel from India, Indonesia

Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and the metals storylines here on MetalMiner: Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. The next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 8, during which the MetalMiner team will discuss price predictions for 2022. To […]

This Morning in Metals: Nucor launches line of net-zero carbon steel products

This morning in metals news: Nucor Corporation announced the launch of a line of net-zero carbon steel products; meanwhile, the American Iron and Steel Institute released September import permit application data; and, finally, average U.S. home mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%. Are you under pressure to generate steel cost savings? Make sure you […]

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