Research - Shortage of Strategic Metals

Shortage of Strategic Metals

2012 - 2013


Report-Out Winter Meeting 2013

Dealing with Shortages of Critical Materials, RTM, Vol 56, September-October 2013


The working group examined how companies evaluate, manage and communicate shortages of critical metals.  The objective was to provide members methodologies to prioritize which metals (and forms) are critical to the company and communicate to management a strategy and actions to mitigate supply risk.

The working group conducted roundtable sessions with R&D and supply chain executives from IRI member firms. 


Darin Latimer, Danaher
John Spero, Praxair
Stewart Mehlman, Praxair (emeriti)
Subject Matter Experts
Gene Slowinski, Rutgers University