SCMO was requested to help RIO TINTO for the tender management process of delivery transports, from the various sites in Europe.

With 36,000 people, RIO TINTO is the world leader in the mining industry, specialized in metals & minerals. Its activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America. There are also significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.

It was the time when newly bought companies were included in the tender process. Beyond the technical issue, it was necessary to keep and respect every company’s specificities (3 companies and 12 industrial sites in 6 countries in Europe). Business volumes are 662,000 tons, 33,450 shipments and EUR 29 million expenses per year.

The tender resulted in reduction of suppliers (176 to 70), and 6% reduction on costs. That is a saving of EUR 1.7 million. The tender simulations were processed through SCMO tender management software solution.