Metals

New Platform Targets Ferroalloys and Specialty Metals Trading

Last week, I had a call with Frank Jackel, founder of metalshub, to discuss this interesting initiative in more detail. According to its website, metalshub will provide a digital... continue reading

Traceability and Kobe Steel

I just posted a Reuters story regarding Kobe Steel. At first sight, this is a story of mismanagement, lack of corporate discipline and profits at any cost – in... continue reading

Is BlockChain the New Golden Bullet in Commodities Technology?

Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin. In essence, Blockchain is a digital ledger that it is a permanent, tamper-proof, record of transactions. According to an article by GovTech Singapore,... continue reading

The Technologically Fabulous and Economically Challenged World of Rare Earth Metals

Perspective and point of reference is critical when making conversation.   For example, I recently picked up a pair of ultralight ear bud speakers at an airport kiosk and casually... continue reading

2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile – Alex Shaw

Mr. Alex Shaw, Business Development Manager for the LME, will deliver a presentation on Warehousing & Beyond: Observations on the Global Commodity Financing Ecosystem. Given recent scandals around inventory in... continue reading

A Day With Dycotrade

Last week, I attended the Dycotrade Customer event in Rotterdam. It was held at the private Royal Maas Yacht Club and included around 45 customers and partners of the... continue reading

Do collapsing commodity prices spell doom for CTRM license sales?

The news throughout 2015 has certainly been grim for commodity producers of all stripes. With the Bloomberg Commodity Index (which tracks a wide ranging basket of commodity prices) falling... continue reading

Aspect Targets Metals

I recently had a briefing from Aspect Enterprise about its ambitions to add metals functionality particularly for concentrates. Today, I was given a quick update. Aspect is targeting a... continue reading

Invensoft Makes Headway

Recently, I talked with Invensoft Technologies who last year kindly sponsored the CTRM Conference. Invensoft is an Indian vendor that operates in the Commodity Management software space offering a... continue reading

Aspect Enterprise Solutions Broadens its Focus: Successfully Expanding into Ags and Metals

Global solutions provider, Aspect, helped to pioneer ETRM software delivered in the cloud 15 years ago. The company continues to add customers and functionality to its product and has... continue reading

tegos Develops comotor for Physical Metals Players

For some time, ComTech had been aware of a German vendor of recycling software called tegos but just recently, we noted that the company had brought a new solution... continue reading

New Video

Over the weekend, we posted a new video in which I talk with Premvir Jain of OpenLink about their metals solution and what is going on in metals markets.... continue reading

Sizing-up Market Trends in E/CTRM

A Commodity Technology Advisory ComTechAlert Article June 26, 2013 ComTech Advisory is beginning to pull together the granular analysis that is the foundation of our E/CTRM Technology Market Sizing... continue reading

Does the Cyprus Crisis Signal New Trouble Ahead for the E/CTRM Market in Europe?

While Cyprus is a relatively small economy in the overall EU scheme, the announcement that EU regulators wanted to require banks there to seize 10% of Cypriots’ accounts (equal... continue reading