The article deals with the issue of the interconnection of economic and technological thinking in the process of selected product group and branches of metallurgical production. Growth in the commercial potential of distribution and redistribution of metallurgical products at large distances between the place of production and the place of consumption entails increased requirements for control of materials entering the manufacturing industry and final assembly. The research proved partial differences in the deviations of the declared values and the poor interpretation of the documents, accompanying selected deliveries. The pressure to save costs and reduce production processes in the middle of technology chains creates an interface between economic efficiency and technological security. The authors document this trend in selected examples.Keywords: economic thinking, technological thinking, material quality, rentability.
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