This lively fireside chat features former John Deere global steel buyer and MetalMiner’s own Don Hauser and stainless analyst Katie Benchina Olsen (formerly of Thyssenkrupp and Olympic Steel) will talk through the strategies and tactics used to source metal. Specifically attendees will gain a better understanding of:
• The pitfalls of buying metal using length/each vs. weight (as well as when using length/each is appropriate)
• How splitting out the value added elements can provide more control over commodity price risk and volatility particularly for aluminum and stainless steel
• Why TCO or TLC should be incorporated in every sourcing decision
• The “magic of 3”
• How to deploy a portfolio strategy within a single category
The session will also include interactive polling, live Q&A and will be live-streamed on LinkedIn Live as well as Zoom.