Procurement system for iron ore provider

Turnpoint Solutions has delivered a procurement system to Portman Limited, a West Australian based supplier of high-grade iron ore.

Turnpoint Solutions has delivered a procurement system to Portman Limited, a West Australian based supplier of high-grade iron ore.

With principal assets in Koolyanobbing and Cockatoo Island producing 8 mtpa, Portman services the Asian iron ore markets with direct-shipping fines and lump ore.

Portman engaged Turnpoint for the management, design and implementation of the purchase-to-pay ERP systems functionality across its business operations in order to support ongoing growth targets with effective management and controls.

Deployment of the new system will facilitate improved efficiency to ensure correct and appropriate expenditure approvals processes, as well as the availability of automated capital and operational commitments as part of corporate governance and compliance requirements.

Portman Limited’s general manager finance and administration Chris Hunt said the unqualified success of the project was a result of the effective collaboration of the entire project team and their commitment to delivering the outcomes necessary to meet the business objectives.

“Adopting an automated system approach will enhance productivity and the ability for Portman to report, access and make procurement decisions across our corporate and mine operations as part of our best practice commitment,” he said.

Leveraging Portman’s major shareholder Cleveland-Cliffs’ shared facilities and services from the USA, the project delivery team combined the IS program management office for Cleveland Cliffs and the Turnpoint project team, which worked directly with Portman staff in Perth, Western Australia.

Turnpoint’s Australasia managing director Adrian Hale said that with the support of a strong international team that consistently focused on local needs, the project delivery was achieved on time and on budget, securing the advancement of Portman’s objective to meet and optimize its operational demands.

“The success of the project is a testament to the culture, professional commitment and teaming that Portman, Cleveland Cliffs and Turnpoint possess,” he said.

Adrian Hale

Australasia managing director

Turnpoint Solutions

info@turnpoint-solutions.com

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