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Energy and resources metals

Capitalize on volatility – Adopt a digital platform to mitigate risk and capture market opportunities

Common metals
problems by role

  • “We lack visibility to anticipate and simulate upstream capacity.”
  • “We face significant procurement challenges of raw material (getting the right quality and quantity to the different sites)”
  • “Hot charging timing(Steel) – having the right timing between furnace and rolling) is getting more complex”
  • “Make to order is still common/little visibility on demand signals that are creating unwanted buffers”
  • “Planning and scheduling is difficult and must take into account changing campaigns and product sequencing”
  • “The market is highly cyclical to market conditions - this stresses our sales plans and creates need to track assumptions and risk”
  • “We have limited visibility to NPI, Marketing, & Price Changes – Extremely manual processes”
  • “We are seeing extreme competition and price pressure”
  • “We are seeing a rising variety of value added service requests - driving different additives”
  • Highly competitive market – price and margin pressure
  • “High variability of quality and prices of raw materials make it difficult to provide reliable projections”
  • “We cannot answer management what-if questions in real time”
  • “Our AOP /finance process is disconnected from the rolling forecasts of our S&OP process”
  • “We have been largely focused on status reporting (Performance to Date ) vs. Insight into forecast gaps and gap closure actions”

Aim big, start small, iterate rapidly.

Top 5 quick-win o9 capabilities that metals clients are starting with

Know your Market

Market Intelligence

Know your Market

Understand what is driving purchasing patterns, key consumer demographic profiles and leading indicators of purchase intention.

Sense & forecast demand

Demand Planning

Sense & forecast demand

ML techniques that leverage external demand signals can dramatically improve accuracy, grow sales and margin.

Manage uncertain supply & suppliers

Digital Supplier Collaboration

Manage uncertain supply & suppliers

Establish a collaborative platform with your upstream supply base.  Provide reliable procurement signals and gain early constraint visibility.

Enable Predictive Visibility

Supply Chain Control Tower

Enable Predictive Visibility

Capture real-time visibility of inventory, transportation,  and network assets to sense disruptions and opportunities earlier and make decisions faster.

Deliver your financial commitments

Integrated Business Planning

Deliver your financial commitments

Make better decisions that respect supply chain constraints, deliver revenue growth, and mitigate financial plan gaps.

Key metals solutions
powered by the o9 Digital Brain

Demand Planning

Digital Supplier Collaboration

Supply Chain Control Tower

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