Optimizing Metals Warehousing and Supply Chain Operations with Oracle Solutions

Industry:

  • Aluminum and Copper Manufacturing 

Markets:

  • APAC

Applications in Scope:

  • Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud
  • Oracle Integration Cloud  

ERP System:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite 

Location:

  • India

Customer Overview

Our esteemed client is the flagship metals company within a global conglomerate valued at an impressive US$26 billion. This industry-leading powerhouse specializes in the production of both aluminum and copper, contributing significantly to the global metals market. Within the Indian subcontinent, our client boasts a vast array of operations, ranging from bauxite mining, alumina refining, and coal mining to the operation of captive power plants, aluminum smelting, and the production of downstream rolling, extrusions, and foils. With operations extending across nine countries beyond India’s borders, our client solidifies its standing as a major integrated producer of aluminum on the global stage. 

Problem Statement

The complexity of our client’s extensive supply chain, comprising 16 external warehouses handling both copper and aluminum, presented significant operational challenges. Manual processes, lack of real-time visibility, and the presence of disparate systems contributed to inefficiencies, increased costs, and a lack of agility in responding to rapidly changing market dynamics. 

Challenges and Resolution

Expertise in Supply Chain Dynamics: Leveraging its deep understanding of the intricacies of supply chain management, ITOrizon meticulously designed a tailored solution. This encompassed harmonizing intricate processes, spanning warehouse management to transportation logistics, in order to streamline operations. 

Swift Issue Management: ITOrizon’s agile approach facilitated the swift identification and resolution of issues throughout the implementation phase, ensuring a seamless transition and minimizing disruption to ongoing operations. 

Value Amplification: Going beyond the initial implementation, ITOrizon focused on maximizing the value of the Oracle solutions, specifically Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud, Oracle Integration Cloud, and Oracle E-Business Suite. This included the introduction of real-time inventory tracking, RF-enabled processes, and the seamless management of LOTs. 

Solution and Remarkable Achievements

The project yielded transformative solutions and remarkable achievements: 

Unified Design: ITOrizon successfully implemented a uniform design for all 16 external warehouses, encompassing operations for both Aluminum and Copper. This harmonized approach simplified operations, improved cross-warehouse visibility, and enhanced overall efficiency. 

Reduced Cost of Ownership: The digital transformation led to a significant reduction in the total cost of ownership, as streamlined processes and efficient resource allocation yielded substantial savings. 

RF-Enabled Processes: The introduction of RF-enabled processes, supported by Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud, allowed for precise productivity tracking and reporting, resulting in enhanced operational efficiency and data-driven decision-making. 

Real-Time Inventory Tracking: Leveraging Oracle Integration Cloud, with seamless integration into Oracle E-Business Suite, the client gained unparalleled visibility into stock levels and movements in real-time. This empowered proactive decision-making and improved stock management. 

Seamless LOT Management: ITOrizon’s design, supported by Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud and Oracle E-Business Suite, facilitated the ease of LOT receiving, shipment, pick, and dispatch load processes, ultimately enhancing order fulfillment accuracy. 

Integration with EBS: The seamless integration of the solution with Oracle E-Business Suite, facilitated by Oracle Integration Cloud, enabled automated shipment confirmation and invoice generation, further streamlining operations. 

Key Takeaways: Expertise in Action

  1. Supply Chain Mastery: ITOrizon’s commitment to extracting maximum value from Oracle solutions resulted in improved efficiency, cost reduction, and enhanced visibility.
  2. Swift Issue Resolution, Steady Progress: Agile issue management, coupled with Oracle’s robust capabilities, ensured the project’s continuous advancement with minimal disruptions.
  3. Value Amplification as a Commitment: ITOrizon’s commitment to extracting maximum value from the Oracle solutions resulted in improved efficiency, cost reduction, and enhanced visibility.

This comprehensive overhaul of our client’s metals warehousing and supply chain operations stands as a testament to ITOrizon’s prowess in orchestrating digital transformations, harnessing the capabilities of Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud, Oracle Integration Cloud, and Oracle E-Business Suite. This initiative exemplifies the power of technology-driven improvements in optimizing the complex processes of a global metals industry leader, making the supply chain more efficient, cost-effective, and responsive to market dynamics. 

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ITOrizon is a Global Services Company that combines industry experience with technical innovation to enable our clients to achieve their Omni Channel, Digital Business, and IT Objectives. We have an exceptional understanding of both supply chain and technological challenges, and we carry immense pride in resolving those problems in the right place with the right tools.  

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