CMMI Level 3 Company
The Client is a world leader in finding, mining and processing the earth’s mineral resources. The Group's worldwide operations supply essential minerals and metals that help to meet global needs and contribute to improvements in living standards.
It is the world's one of the largest producer of iron ore. It produces more than 50 million tonnes of iron ore a year before acquiring the iron ore assets of North Limited of Australia in 2000.
The Client is a significant energy producer, providing low-sulphur steam coal to power stations that supply homes, businesses and industries in the US, Australia and elsewhere, and metallurgical coking coal to iron and steel mills in Asia and Europe. The company also mines uranium oxide which, enriched into fuel rods, raises steam in nuclear power stations to generate electricity in Europe, the US and the Asia Pacific.
In May of 2000, Fourteen of the world's leading mining and metals companies announced the creation of an independent, global internet-based procurement marketplace. The venture created a platform to bring together mining and metals producers and suppliers in more than 100 countries and provide unrivaled access to procurement sources worldwide. The expansive, open and neutral platform has transformed the procurementpractices of the mining and metals industry and brought significant benefits to both suppliers and buyers through standardization, transparency, streamlined transaction processes and improved inventory management.
Raybiztech implemented a collaborative online workspace based on Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint™ Services and SharePoint™ Portal Server on the extranet of The Client Procurement (RTP) hosted at FrontPages Web Hosting Network (St. Louis, MO), A Microsoft Certified Partner specializing in SharePoint hosting.
SharePoint technologies allow RTP to utilize a common catalogue of products in multiple languages and allow participants, regardless of size and location, to access and trade with a large pool of suppliers and buyers both locally and around the world. The RTP SharePoint based procurement marketplace is intended to help companies satisfy their buying requirements in a more efficient and streamlined way and bring benefits to the wide range of industry suppliers worldwide in reaching an increased universe of customers. At the same time the market place will preserve the confidentiality of information and relationships between the trading partners.
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