Metals & Mining

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Faced with volatile commodity prices, overcapacity and uncertain demand in the automotive and manufacturing industries, metals and mining companies are developing individual strategies to grow or simply to survive.

To rectify cost overruns, improve capital efficiency and rebuild investor relationships, companies need to sharpen their focus on sustainable cost management, productivity and enhanced shareholder and customer value. We can help.

We combine our knowledge and experience in metals and mining industry with our technical ability to create solutions with real business value. We are always looking to find ways to help our clients improve productivity, streamline processes, and leverage new revenue opportunities.

Our key success factors are:

  • Our knowledge of the metals and mining industry across its value chain
  • Understanding our clients’ drivers, business and challenges
  • Our ability to deliver both business strategy and transformation and work jointly with clients as one team
  • Our global presence and strong local expertise – truly an international team
  • Consistent results for our clients, reinforcing long-term relationships – the great majority of our clients renew their relationship with us year on year.

Expertise

At BearingPoint we focus on the metals and mining industry – offering leading integrated solutions based on our experience and proprietary developments in management, strategy and technology.

Our consultants access best practice and world-class capabilities - combining extensive experience in business processes reengineering and IT implementations to deliver customized end-to-end solutions to our clients.

To date, we have successfully completed over 500 projects for metals and mining companies around the world.

Our leading position in the industry is well recognized.

We have strategic alliance partnerships with world-class technology providers such as SAP and Oracle. For example, we have been a SAP Industry Validated Expertise Partner for the Metals & Mining industry in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) since 2008. This status is confirmed annually.

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Metals and Mining Manufacturing Intelligence

Global metals and mining manufacturers recognise that force-fitting monolithic applications into manufacturing operations is costly, risky and ultimately creates systems that hinder agility. Ultimately this defeating the original purpose of the installation. The metals and mining industry is still learning to manage the ‘IT space’ between ERP and metals and mining Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Companies find that the integration platforms (MII, Webmethods, etc.) allow specialist systems to close gaps in operations. The general accepted practice for production management is to move away from an ERP-centric design to a more integration-centric design for Production Systems Landscapes.

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Supplier Relationship Management

One of the latest clear trends is interdependencies between enterprise competitive advantage and the effectiveness of supply system management. Business process optimisation and cumulative cost reduction related to supply of materials and services are one of the main methods of increasing profitability. Lack of supply effectiveness creates risks such as gratuitous costs that are related to insufficient control of the supply process, non-transparent sourcing, overstocking and storage over-costing.

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We innovate through these solutions:

Active Manager

Active Manager is a manager-led business transformation methodology that creates a sustainable step change in operational performance. It typically delivers performance improvements between 10% and 20%.

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App Factory

Find innovative mobile solutions for your digital landscape

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Cloud Navigator

Cloud Navigator is our tried and trusted way of helping you navigate quickly and effectively through the cloud. We offer incorporated cloud computing into your strategy, assessment of cloud computing scenarios & options, security & compliance check, sourcing & transformation advice, as well as adaptation of governance & operation.

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CLU

The best idea is useless if it is not identified within the organization. CLU is an idea management platform supporting the innovation management process and fostering innovation as an important component of the corporate culture.

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Commodity/Energy Trading Risk Management

Fully functional commodity trading risk management solution, integrated with SAP ERP. This all-in-one solution allows to have all business processes of the company in one system.

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Digital Testing

From innovative testing such as agile testing, mobile testing, and crowd testing, to traditional step-by-step waterfall testing for one critical application or for an ongoing managed test service to support a customer solution spanning years.

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Enterprise Performance Management Cloud

BearingPoint’s Planning and Reporting Cloud Service is a cost-efficient, reliable and secure way of arranging your organization’s Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) processes.

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Governance, Risk & Compliance

Working closely with the client, we deliver a rigorous and effective integrated GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) solution – one that is not only right for the client, but also available for them.

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Industry 4.0

The BearingPoint Smart Factory Model makes you experience Industry 4.0: machines communicate and share information about their status, the workpiece or occurring disorders (horizontal integration). With the connection to commercial planning systems, the convergence of the shop floor level with the corporate management level is demonstrated (vertical integration).

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IT Mergers & Acquisition

We are neutral IT Advisors for the full M&A life-cycle – for strategic buyers/sellers and for Private Equities. Within our industrialized IT Due Diligence or IT Assessments, we minimize risks and identify cost reduction potentials as well as growth opportunities – based on the investment thesis. Our proven track record and our unique partnership with West Monroe Partners, a leading IT M&A advisor in the US, underlines our capabilities.

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Lean-Enterprise Resource Planning

Lean Production and ERP have long been two independent business improvement approaches, often coexisting within the same production site. Our Lean-ERP accelerator combines these two approaches and leverages synergies while abandoning weaknesses of each individual approach. By this means, the Lean-ERP solution supports our clients in creating a globally harmonized process landscape based on lean production principles and supported by a lean ERP solution.

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Pre-Configured Data Sets

Building on a flexible, agile workbench and on proven pre-configured data sets, BearingPoint speeds up the process to master big data.

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SAP Simple Finance

SAP Simple Finance and S/4 HANA are the solutions which will push ERP into a new generation of “digital business”. The accelerator is a service which is part of the Digital CFO campaign to demonstrate what “digital” means for the CFO.

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Smart Analytics

Smart analytics enriched products & services will become key differentiators for insurance companies. A key feature is that all players may have access to all data. At the same time, smarter analytics may eliminate the requirement to share risks. In recent years, the globalization of fraud patterns requires the analysis of "world data“ and there is the need to establish the future position in the BigData & Smart Analytics ecosystem.

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Sourcing Maturity Assessment Services

Enable an increased efficiency of your sourcing setup, assess and plan your strategic change

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Supply Chain Planning Excellence Toolkit

Today’s businesses operate in continuously changing, more volatile and complex environments, driving the need for higher flexibility, agility and thus better operational planning processes, systems and methods. The BearingPoint “Supply Chain Planning Excellence Toolkit” contains a combination of field proven tools and methods that empower businesses to analyze and design their ideal planning landscape.

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Transport Management System Implementation

To accompany customers in international implementation and rollout of transport management systems (e.g. inet, SAP, ORACLE) some requirements must be fulfilled: identification of local and country-specific expertise in Transportation Management (across Global Alliance Network), construction of an international community for exchange of experience and know-how transfer and merging of country-specific requirements for the Transport Management System (Delta Assessment).

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Here’s how your function relates to what we offer.


We make sure we understand your business problems, the trends in your industry and then work out what we need to do to achieve results for you.

Our consultants know where you are coming from, because they’ve usually been in your industry. We combine our deep knowledge and experience in your sector with the technical ability to create solutions with real business value. We’re always looking to find ways to improve your productivity, streamline your processes, and leverage new revenue opportunities for you.

Finally, we get results - virtually all of our most significant clients renew their relationship with us year on year.

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