Boliden Harjavalta Oy refines copper, nickel, gold, silver and sulphuric acid in the smelter in Harjavalta and refinery in Pori. Nearly million tons of copper and nickel concentrates, that arrive mainly by sea, is processed yearly. Also, annually over 150 000 tons of different kinds of metals is produced in Harjavalta and Pori.
In the first part of the material logistics development project of two production plants, EP-Logistics analysed the present situation, planned and divided the development actions into phases. In the second part, the requirements specification for the new control and planning system of material logistics was made. From the specification part was proceeded to supplier charting and procurement process and to implementation of the control system.
Instead of one project, Boliden eventually ended up utilising EP-Logistics’ expertise in the above-mentioned four individual projects as a continuum for each other.