In today’s highly competitive environment, metals traders are fighting against “the relentless erosion of profit margins”. To add to these systemic challenges, geopolitical risks such as trade wars, sanctions, tariffs and the ongoing impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), are increasing uncertainty, reducing demand for some materials, supply for others and creating longer-term logistics issues that will continue even if the virus is brought under control.[...]
In recent years, the metals CTRM debate has shifted away from “spreadsheet vs CTRM” as most organisations, even if they are not already using the technology, understand at least some of the benefits of efficient, process-automating commodity management technology.[...]
In concentrates trading (and indeed, trading for any commodity that includes quality premiums and discounts), managing assays and translating these into accounting and audit procedures are often some of the most difficult manual processes. Whilst this represents a challenge, it also means that these are the areas of opportunity where businesses could make some of the greatest operational improvements.[...]
The art of commodity trading requires both skill and expertise to manage a wide range of exposures and then adapt to changing market conditions whilst employing an overall strategy for success. Position visibility is a crucial ingredient in this success. Each additional piece of information available to you in the moment provides additional optionality, and it is this optionality that allows you to innovate and succeed. At Gen10, we help you visualise positions like never before so that you can be creative and innovative in your trading.[...]
These interviews were recorded at ComRisk2019, where Gen10 and Barry Gould, CTO at Concord Resources, presented a case study session exploring how to ensure a successful CTRM implementation. The Gen10 team would like to thank the ComRisk organisers, Barry Gould, and Phil Culbert from KPMG for making this session happen.
Richard Williamson, Founder and CEO of Gen10 will be exploring how to manage a successful CTRM implementation with senior risk managers and experts at ComRisk 2019 on 21 May. We are delighted to announce that Richard will be joined by Barry Gould from Concord Resources Limited, who will be sharing his own experience of working with Gen10 and his tips for rising to the challenges of a large-scale technology implementation.[...]
Over the coming weeks we will be writing a series of mini-blogs that will focus on the various digital challenges facing traders of refined metals and concentrates and providing insights as to how we, as a software solution provider, teamed up with Concord Resources to solve some really complex problems and deliver ground-breaking functionality over this last 9 months.[...]