Metals

Mining, Metals and Minerals

Companies that extract, refine, smelt and fabricate metals or need metals to manufacture finished goods face a number of challenges including continuing volatility in both price and demand as well as managing energy costs.

 

Metals Solutions

 

Metals Solutions
OpenLink provides a complete front-to-back office solution for trading a wide range of base and precious metals, with support for business processes from trade capture, valuation, compliance and limits monitoring, to position and risk reporting, collateral management, accounting, cash management, logistics and inventory management.

 

Fuel and Energy Procurement
Rising fuel costs, continued volatility, and thinning margins mean major energy consumers face increased complexity in forecasting consumption, negotiating the best contracts and managing price risk.

With all of your fuel and energy positions across the company in a single system, you can look at demand, forwards contracts, and inventory across the enterprise to optimize hedging and negotiate the most favorable supply contracts.

 

Margin Management on Finished Goods
Greater competition in markets for finished goods leaves little room to pass on unexpected price increases downstream. OpenLink provides a complete solution for margin management on finished goods, which follows the path of materials right through from origination through to finished goods, to get complete visibility into margin contribution from each process in the value chain.

 

Raw Materials / Feedstock Procurement and Forecasting
OpenLink provides a complete solution for raw materials / feedstock procurement and forecasting – from materials forecasting, strategic sourcing, contract management and logistics, to price and supplier risk management and compliance, right through to treasury management, GL accounting and reporting. With procurement and finance working within the same system, materials purchasing and hedging can be seamless.

 

Commodity and Treasury Enterprise Risk Management
A key strength of OpenLink’s offering is its ability to provide integrated treasury management, FX and commodity procurement risk management solutions on a single platform. OpenLink's flexibility enables treasurers and CFOs of commodity-intensive corporates with complex treasury needs to move nimbly to manage risk in today’s volatile market climate.

 

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