Continuous Improvement as a business strategy
- Nerves of steel. Stirling, Richard // Contract Journal;2/9/2005, Vol. 427 Issue 6511, p22
Focuses on the trends in the prices of steel in Great Britain from January 2003 to November 2004. Effect of the construction sector reforms in China on the prices of steel in Great Britain; Aims of steel manufacturer to lower the costs of steel; Views of Alan Todd, general manager of sales and...
- AK STEEL TO REDESIGN TWO PICKLE LINES. // 33 Metalproducing;Jun2001, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p9
Reports the modification of the stainless steel pickling lines of AK Steel in Butler, Pennsylvania. Plans to use hydrogen peroxide rather than nitric acid in plant processes; Consent ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency; Conditions for the approval.
- Bringing the Heat. // Metal Producing & Processing;Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p22
Reports on the installation of reheat and homogenizing furnace for China Steel Aluminum Co. Control of natural gas and electricity consumption; Management of heat loss; Improvement of operational efficiency.
- MELT SCHEDULING TO TRADE OFF MATERIAL WASTE AND SHIPPING PERFORMANCE. Naphade, Kedar S.; Wu, S. David; Storer, Robert H.; Doshi, Bhavin J. // Operations Research;Sep/Oct2001, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p629
The ingot formation or ï¿½meltï¿½ process is the first step in many steel-making operations. This process involves melting steel and alloys in the desired chemical composition, then pouring it into a variety of ingot molds. Complex technological and resource constraints can make the...
- CONTRACTS. // 33 Metalproducing;Nov2000, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p10
Reports developments related to steel industry in North America. Efforts of GE Industrial Systems and SMS Demag to upgrade the hot-strip mill at Lake Erie Steel; Provision of electrical equipment at the hot mill plant owned by APM SA; Use of Stamco coil-processing equipment in the manufacturing...
- Domestic climate policy for the Indian steel sector. Sreenivasamurthy, Umashankar // Climate Policy (Earthscan);2009, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p517
The problem of creating an appropriate domestic sectoral climate policy by emerging economy governments is examined through the case study of India's iron and steel sector. Unique circumstances and patterns exist in different sectors of emerging economies so a single international policy may be...
- Temper Rolling vs. Leveling. // Metal Center News;Oct2005, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p34
Explores the evolution of coil processing technology in the U.S. Advantage brought by tried-and-true method of temper rolling to the industry; Incapability of conventional leveling in processing higher strength materials; Development in the quality of temper rolled products.
- Guided local search algorithm for hot strip mill scheduling problem with considering hot charge rolling. Yadollahpour, Mohammad Reza; Bijari, Mehdi; Kavosh, Soheila; Mahnam, Mehdi // International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology;Dec2009, Vol. 45 Issue 11/12, p1215
This study investigates the hot strip mill scheduling problem which is one of the most important planning problems in the steel industry. The problem is formulated using the prize collecting vehicle routing problem. The new proposed formulation considers more details and more realistic...
- Growing Activity in Cut-to-Length Lines. Huskonen, Wallace D. // 33 Metalproducing;Nov2000, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p31
Focuses on the manufacturing operations of Midway Products Group Inc. in North America. Details of cutting-to-length and blanking processes of the company; Contention on the demand for tailor-welded blanks; Use of a one-source integrated system to meet the processing demands for tailored blanks.