Free Steel E-Commerce Workshop Coming to Bay Area December 7

AISC is offering a free, half-day workshop, “Demystifying E-Commerce for Structural Steel,” next Thursday, December 7, at the Residence Inn in Pleasanton, Calif. This workshop will help shed light on e-commerce processes for procurement of structural steel and introduce attendees to steelXML, the AISC standard format for e-commerce.

The workshop will feature demonstrations and tutorials from companies that have implemented steelXML and can help attendees get started on a path to a more efficient, effective and automated procurement process. It is intended for those that buy and sell steel and are looking for ways to add automation into the process. Attendees will leave this workshop with a better understanding of e-commerce and a clearer path towards its adoption. The day will begin with a free continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and will conclude by noon. 

Below is the full agenda:

7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8 a.m. Introduction/background on AISC e-commerce initiative

Part One: Implementing e-commerce into your facility

8:20 a.m. Simon Inman - StruMIS
8:55 a.m. Dani Miller - AVEVA, FabTrol
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Ryan Vander Plaats – FabSuite

Part Two: Working with your suppliers

10:20 a.m. Will Stoner - InfraMetals

Part Three: Panel discussion / Q&A

11:05 a.m. All
Noon Dismissal

For questions or more information about the workshop, contact AISC’s Luke Faulkner at Although this workshop is free, please register as seating is limited.