As a leading diversified mining services company based in Perth, with a growing world-class portfolio of the mining operations across multiple commodities, there are many spare parts, assets, and services to purchase and look after on a daily basis. With a large footprint, providing mining services to clients throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as operating multiple mine sites & ports, comes a very wide purchased commodity spread.
In the short term, a large amount of data from Coupa, Excel, and other systems had to be commodity coded to UNSPSC, catalogued with engineering descriptions, and reloaded back into the Coupa system. Areas where the UNSPSC codes needed improvement in Refresh included Light vehicles, Crushers, Screens, and Cyclones as well as Mobile Equipment Spares. Catering and mine supplies were also augmented after kick-off. The project is ongoing, but well placed to show areas for purchasing and operations savings during a tough 2020.