With its division Supply Chain Management, Aurubis is optimizing the way the supply chain is operated.
Successful, sustainable business requires two perspectives: an overview of the bigger picture and a focus on the details. Since 2015, the Supply Chain Management division, or SCM, has been responsible for this at Aurubis. It is the result of uniting the purchasing departments for primary raw materials, recycling materials and production planning. After reducing the number of interfaces, the SCM aims to optimize the supply chain and processing within the Group – from purchasing the copper concentrates and recycling materials from mines and industry, the sale of precious metals, by-metals and by-products such as sulfuric acid and slag, to production planning for the entire Group.
Most of the hundred employees working in this field are distributed between four locations in three countries: Hamburg, Lünen, Pirdop and Olen. In addition, there are sales staff based in Hanau, Istanbul, Buffalo, Singapore and Shanghai. The individual departments in the new division are managed centrally and report directly to the Chairman of the Executive Board.
In addition to increased transparency, the SCM team can also better manage the supply chain. This applies in particular to costs, revenues and processing times. We do this to the benefit of Aurubis customers so that we can offer them tailored solutions in an increasingly complex market.