Metallo Group optimizes complex recycling processes and refines business model using Oracle Business Intelligence.
Metallo Group processes 350,000 tons of scrap, with a focus on complex, low grade items, every year and recycles it into pure tin, lead, electrolytic copper, copper anodes, and other products that give waste materials a second life. It is a complex business that requires high attention to detail. Metallo’s managers need to keep a close eye on the information generated across operations—covering everything from financial data to material flows, production facility maintenance, and even the workplace air quality required for compliance with EU legislation.
Struggling to sustain this flow of information, with data from several sources, Metallo wanted to replace multiple legacy systems with a modern business intelligence solution that provided insight into all areas operations faster, more efficiently, and more consistently.
Provide new insights to optimize the processing of low-grade scrap into profitable products like copper cathodes and tin ingots
Consolidate data from several sources including finance, production, and maintenance to create a single source of trustful information
Present data on the complex metals recycling process in a visualized format that is easy for managers from all areas of the business to understand and analyze
Reduce manual IT tasks by automating the delivery of consistent and frequent reports
We used to have executives from all areas of the business coming up with different figures; we had no single source of the truth. Oracle Business Intelligence changed everything, helping us deliver fast, insightful, and consistent reporting to optimize all areas of operations.
CIO, Metallo Group
Improved quality of data available to managers with new data warehouse built on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, giving Metallo a single source of the truth and consistent key performance indicators for the first time
Extended system to 60 users in key departments across the business, including finance, commercial, and production, providing information on business drivers which allows to better steer operations
Improved access and management of safety and compliance information by reserving part of the warehouse for the health, safety, and environment departments to effectively monitor air quality, temperature, and a range of other factors that comply with regulations a.o. EU Seveso Directive
Expedited availability of reports, delivering timely daily reports to follow up and forecast operations and monthly reports to analyze performance and inform stakeholders
Used Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition to consolidate information from several legacy sources, leveraging legacy data into visualization and analysis
Deployed Oracle Data Visualization to make data easier for managers to understand and work with
Reduced the need for IT to be involved in initiating and generating reports, saving one full-time equivalent
Continued roll-out of the business warehouse to other departments, such as logistics purchase conditions, installation parameters, and other types of information
Anticipated deployment of the solution to Metallo Group’s plant in Spain to harmonize reporting and integrated decision making at group level
Business intelligence is increasingly critical to the way we operate. Oracle Business Intelligence works for us because it combines exceptional performance with advanced functionality that is changing the way we understand and optimize our operations.
CIO, Metallo Group