Category: Sourcing Strategies

Rare Earths MMI: The World Races to Find Alternatives to Chinese Rare Earths

Rare Earths MMI: The World Races to Find Alternatives to Chinese Rare Earths

The November Rare Earth MMI (Monthly MetalMiner Index) broke its short-term downward trend and traded sideways month-over-month. Altogether, the index dropped a modest 0.97%. Rare earths managed to hold their […]

Could Metal Recycling Help Alleviate Supply Chain Shortages?

Could Metal Recycling Help Alleviate Supply Chain Shortages?

Faced with supply chain shortages, metal squeezes and smelter shutdowns, metal buyers and manufacturers continue to look for supply solutions. Some theorize that recycling and reusing metals could help. However, […]

The Microchip Craze – Supply Shortages, Sources, Materials and Imports

The Microchip Craze – Supply Shortages, Sources, Materials and Imports

Microchips, along with their parts and components have become a huge part of modern life. They’re used in computers, machinery, phones and many other electronics and appliances we use on […]

Aluminum MMI: Aluminum Prices Consolidate 39% Beneath March Peak

Aluminum MMI: Aluminum Prices Consolidate 39% Beneath March Peak

After seeing a short-term bullish rebound in July, aluminum prices began to modestly decline again in early August. All in all, the rebound was insufficient to suggest a bullish reversal. […]

Rare Earths MMI: Rare Earth Prices Slide Further as World Looks for New Supplies

Rare Earths MMI: Rare Earth Prices Slide Further as World Looks for New Supplies

The Rare Earths MMI (Monthly MetalMiner Index for rare earth metals) extended its decline in July, dropping another 2.8%. This is a significant move for rare earths prices, and reinforces […]

Tesla Shows Why Procurement Needs To Keep An Eye On Cash Flow

Tesla Shows Why Procurement Needs To Keep An Eye On Cash Flow

Recently, the MetalMiner team shared a laugh over BMW’s announcement that it would introduce a “subscription service” in certain markets for the use of their cars’ heated seats. While some […]

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