The series of steel strategy seminars was organised by the Iron and Steel Society, a division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The aim of the series has been to broaden the understanding of managers and graduates by addressing a range of topics which affect management decisions in the steel industry. On 5th November, Rachel Waugh presented at the fifth Steel Strategy Seminar:  'Technology friend or foe', at the Tata Steel Teesside Technology Centre. In this fifth seminar it was seen how a technology strategy is integral to a successful business strategy and examples of game changing new technologies were discussed. Rachel's presentation was entitled 'The end of the blast furnace era?' and was based on research into the future of the global steel industry that she had conducted for her PhD. In this work, remanufacturing and re-use was one of six material efficiency strategies she evaluated for reducing the steel industrys CO2 emissions. Her presentation was part of the Strategic Context session. Please go to the external weblink for more information.

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