SOURCE: Aptium Global Inc.

Aptium Global Inc.

March 23, 2010 16:00 ET

MetalMiner Releases White Paper on Metal Aggregation

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) -  MetalMiner™ releases "What Goes Into Parts is as Important as Where You Buy Them," a White Paper written by partner Supply Dynamics on the benefits of raw material demand aggregation for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Many OEMs choose to outsource their finished parts as a way to reduce costs, but then often lose control and visibility over their own purchasing. Author Trevor Stansbury (founder and President of Supply Dynamics, a subsidiary of O'Neal Industries) addresses the problem in this White Paper, provides new ideas in regard to Material Demand Aggregation (MDA), and explains how OEMs can implement metal aggregation programs to reduce costs and allow for better control and management over their purchasing processes.

According to Supply Dynamics, Material Demand Aggregation is a process by which every material input element that contributes to the cost of your finished parts is identified, analyzed, tracked and leveraged. MetalMiner™ has mentioned MDA in previous posts, and is pleased to provide this in-depth information that delivers detailed definitions, examples, benefits, and case studies. This innovative information will prove invaluable for supply chain professionals.

MetalMiner™ serves as the industry's leading resource for sourcing and trading intelligence in global metals markets. In two short years, it has become the second largest (by traffic) U.S. publication on steel, aluminum, copper and stainless steel price forecasting, as well as other metals. In addition to White Papers such as this, MetalMiner publishes industrial metals content up to 14 times per week, covering a wide range of topics from China's metals supply and demand to macroeconomics, green topics, sourcing strategies, commodity markets, exchange traded funds, the LME and more. Whereas other companies would charge for this wealth of content, MetalMiner provides it all free of charge. Written with a strategic, forward thinking point-of-view, the content gives companies the information they need to develop cost reduction strategies and make the most of today's challenging economic environment. MetalMiner's knowledge base is varied and credible, and we invite readers to peruse previous posts to gauge our accurate forecasting tendencies.

MetalMiner and MetalMiner IndX provide unique insight, analysis and visibility to global metal prices, as well as pragmatic tools for buyers, purchasing professionals and anyone else interested in metals and metals-related markets. MetalMiner and MetalMiner IndX(SM) are available online at, and are free to registered users of the site.

About Aptium Global Inc. Commentators Lisa Reisman and Stuart Burns, co-founders of Aptium Global Inc. have sourced and traded metal products around the world. As the authors of hundreds of articles, sourcing tools, and white papers, Reisman and Burns work with Global 2000 and middle market companies on metals cost reduction programs. They also share strategies, insights, and trends for cost avoidance and cost savings opportunities for metals-related purchases through their blog, MetalMiner™.

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