Scrap Minimization: Selecting The Correct Product Products
Technological advancements at the mill level mean lower order minimums, greater customization, additional size ranges, flexibility in thicknesses or diameters, and more. This means greater material utilization, reduced scrap and optimally constructed products. At the completion of this segment, participants will have a clear understanding regarding the customization of stainless steel and the potential for cost savings with optimal design outcomes.
Understanding Stainless Steel Surcharges
Stainless Steel Surcharges are constantly in flux from month to month. These surcharges are made up from multiple raw-material components, each of which impacts the monthly price. We will review the major components of the stainless alloy surcharge and briefly review the historical trends, including some of the global drivers impacting commodity prices. At the completion of this segment, participants will understand the components of the stainless steel surcharge and what may impact surcharge pricing.
Future Trends in Commodity Metal Pricing
This segment will examine the macro commodity metals market covering price variation, availability, export penetration, dumping suites and their impact on Stainless, Aluminum and Carbon Steel products. This segment will examine 2017/2018 metal price forecasts with particular attention to the trends impacting metal prices for Stainless, Aluminum and Carbon steel products. In addition, participants will receive the latest information on the Section 232 investigation as well as specific industrial metal buying strategies.
Lisa Reisman is co-founder and executive editor of MetalMiner, the largest metals website by traffic, and CEO of parent company Azul Partners, which owns both the Spend Matters and MetalMiner sites, dedicated to the field of procurement. As one of the nation’s foremost metals experts, Lisa and her team have developed innovations in metal price forecasting, pricing and benchmarking. In addition to past roles at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte Consulting, she has also owned and operated her own aluminum trading company. Lisa earned her MPA from New York University along with a BA in political science and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Jason Martineau, National SalesDirector of Penn Stainless, brings nearly 20 years of field experience to the stainless steel service industry. Jason is responsible for the development of PSP’s highly-regarded technical service operations, and has been instrumental in establishing and nurturing Penn’s presence in the Western PA / Eastern OH region.