SBB Steel Training, March - Atlanta
21-22 March 2012

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Course Agenda - these sessions may be subject to slight change

This training course is unique in offering the most in-depth and comprehensive overview of the entire steel market.

In just two days, attendees will learn the following:
*please note that the program may be subject to slight change

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Day 1 - Wednesday, 21 March 2012
07:00 Registration

Breakfast provided

08:00 Introduction

Welcome & opening remarks
Introduction of trainers & delegates
Steelmaking video

Mr Preston L. Gibson, Head of Global Training, Platts

08:30 Raw Materials for Steelmaking

Iron ore
Coal & coke
Scrap
Gases
Alloys
Other materials

Dr Donald Fosnacht, Ph.D., Director CARTD, University of Minnesota

10:00 Refreshment Break
10:30 Steel Fundamentals & Production Processes

What is steel?
How steel is made
BOF & EAF steelmaking processes

Mr Roger Walburn, Manager - Customer & Product Development, NLMK - USA

12:00 Lunch - Provided
13:00 Steel Production Processes

Casting
Hot Rolling
Cold Rolling
Finishing
Product Groups

Mr Roger Walburn, Manager - Customer & Product Development, NLMK - USA

14:30 Refreshment Break
15:00 The Economics of Steelmaking

Elements of Steel Cost Structure
Factor Costs
Unit Usages & Yields
Cost of Steel Around the World
Conversion Costs
Transportation, Labor & Energy Costs

Dr Donald Fosnacht, Ph.D., Director CARTD, University of Minnesota

17:30 Cocktails & Dinner

Day 2 - Thursday, 22 March 2012
07:00 Breakfast Provided
08:00 Steel's End-User Markets

Key Material Attributes
Construction Market
Automotive & Transportation Market
Appliances Market
Energy, Oil & Gas Markets
Industrial Products Market

Mr Glenn Kidd, Consultant, USS Marketing Director - Retired

09:30 Refreshment Break
10:00 A Macro View of World Steel Markets

A Little History Lesson
Understanding the Steel Market
The Steel Market in Perspective
Your Market Environment

Mr Glenn Kidd, Consultant, USS Marketing Director - Retired

11:30 Lunch - Provided
12:30 The Sourcing Managers Perspective

Understanding the Purchasing Function
KPI's for Sourcing
Supplier Selection Parameters
Developing Steel Pricing
What Makes Buyers Buy
Negotiations
Analysis & Contracts

Mr Peter O'Brien, Purchasing Director , Boral Industries

14:00 Refreshment Break
14:30 Price Risk Management

Managing Risk Video
Reasons to Manage Price Risk
Traditional Approaches
New Financial Tools
The Role of Indexes & Forward Curves
Hedging Examples

Mr Kurt Fowler, Business Development Manager, The Steel Index

16:00 Questions, Comments & Closing
 

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