Despite a significant rise in pricing across all steel categories in recent years, profits continue to be offset by numerous hurdles unique to the industry. Aluminum and steel tariffs, volatile pricing, overcapacity, and high raw material costs—all chipping away at companies’ bottom lines on the forefront. Meanwhile, less obvious discretionary charges and other backend liabilities in companies’ supplier contracts continually erode profits, too.
For leading steel companies, indirect services often don’t represent a large percentage of the overall budget. But these burdensome programs tend to take an unexpected toll on the P&L. At Fine Tune, our world-class industry insiders defend our steel clients’ bottom lines through dedicated, vigilant management of these problematic expenses. In a fast-paced environment, with an ebbing and flowing workforce, and ever-evolving safety requirements, Fine Tune helps our large steel clients keep costs under control while they remain focused on their core business.