SMU Community Chat with Eddie Lehner of Ryerson

Guests: Eddie Lehner

Ryerson president and CEO Eddie Lehner will be the featured speaker on our next SMU Community Chat.

The webinar is on Wednesday, April 6, at 10 ET (9 am CT). It’s free.

Why should you listen? Lehner told me back in January that the selloff was overdone. That was not a mainstream view at the time. I had my doubts. It turned out he was right!

So what’s in store for the second quarter, 2H and looking out into 2023?

We’ll also talk about how to manage extreme price and supply chain volatility in the face of the latest Black Swan, the war in Ukraine.

All of this comes amid record prices for fuel, for labor – for just about everyone and everything. How does a business manage not just inventories but also recruiting and retaining talent in such unprecedented (sorry, the ‘u’ word again) times?

We don’t want this to be all sour grapes. So we’ll also get into some of the cool stuff the industry is doing now: additive manufacturing, automation, machine learning. And how do you change the culture of an organization to embrace cutting-edge technologies?

We’ll take your questions too.

As always, we’ll keep it to about 45 minutes. You can (virtually) drop in, learn something – and then get on with your day.

PS – If you’d like to see past Community Chat webinars, you can find those here.

By Michael Cowden,