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Data is King When Selling Fleet Vehicles

A common theme among buyers and remarketers of surplus assets is the importance of collecting accurate and timely data on those assets that you are looking to dispose of, which sets you up for success when attempting to sell those assets. As a large direct buyer of used fleet vehicles and equipment, the author […]

June 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Recovering Spent Catalyst

There is considerable interest by utilities to expand their portfolios to include “renewable energy” production, i.e., those forms of generation that utilize the replenishing supply of energy from nature. High on the list are wind energy, solar power and thermal steam generation.

However, the recent discovery of new pockets of fossil fuels like natural gas […]

June 29th, 2014|BEST PRACTICES FOR IR, RECYCLING|

Feature Story: How Does Your IR Department Align

Investment Recovery professionals are trained to handle an assortment of products and look for the best method to dispose of an asset for a company. When utilized, the IR professional will ensure that a company’s return on investment and total cost/benefit are maximized by evaluating what is the best way for a company to remove an asset.

June 29th, 2014|BENCHMARKING, GENERAL IR ISSUES|

Where Do You Go With Extra MRO?

Vol3-2014 – So you have obsolete or surplus MRO materials on your shelf and upper management has given you the task of selling and getting the material out of your crib or storeroom. Now the real questions: “Where do I begin” and/or “How do I sell this stuff?

MRO is an acronym for Maintenance /Repair/Operations – […]

June 29th, 2014|SURPLUS EQUIPMENT|

Business Planning for Investment Recovery and Sustainability

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, when Alice asks the Cheshire Puss to tell her which way she should go, the Cheshire Puss replies, “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” Alice responds, “I don’t much care where…”, to which the Cheshire Puss says, “Then it doesn’t matter which […]

June 29th, 2014|ACCOUNTING/FINANCE, BEST PRACTICES FOR IR|

Ferrous Metal Market Outlook

Ferrous scrap prices may take different paths in the coming months. Industrial steel scrap like No. 1 busheling could be on the high road, with its price climbing. But obsolete grades like heavy melt and shredded scrap could be left behind, or even lose some value. Steel sheet products, or lack of them, have […]

May 1st, 2014|METALS MANAGEMENT|

How the Social Supply Chain Powers Responsible Investment Recovery

​Investment Recovery has been part of sustainability business strategy even before greening the supply chain and business sustainability became popular. Basic sustainability concepts of vendor buy-back programs, recycling, refurbishing and reuse are embedded in investment recovery practices. Yet, investment recovery can go even further. What role does investment recovery play in corporate sustainability?

April 30th, 2014|SUPPLY CHAIN, SUSTAINABILITY|

Creating Competitive Advantage Through a Smarter Surplus Management Strategy

Smart Surplus Solutions. Investment recovery (IR) has historically taken a backseat in strategic planning, but business trends are putting this vital part of an organization’s enterprise front and center. Increasing regulations, corporate responsibility programs, brand protection and demand for real-time performance data all require effective strategies for delivering enduring value to an organization.

April 30th, 2014|BEST PRACTICES FOR IR, GENERAL IR ISSUES|

Happy Spring!

After another successful Investment Recovery Conference, hoping that those of you who had an opportunity to attend found it as enjoyable and beneficial as I did. It was great hearing comments about the wonderful speakers we had lined up. I was wowed by the New York Times best-selling author, Steve McClatchy. What an energetic […]

April 29th, 2014|PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE|

“GET THE LEAD OUT!” An End-of-Life Scrap Battery Program for Telcos and Beyond

Investment recovery in the telecommunication industry (‘telcos’ for short) is filled with many challenges, made more challenging with an increase in a wide range of surplus equipment due to technological advancements in fiber optics. However, one core investment recovery opportunity that remains constant is reclaiming the nonferrous metal lead from end-of-life batteries, and their […]

April 9th, 2014|METALS MANAGEMENT, Uncategorized|