Agricultural products are characterised by price volatility, changing global demands and increasingly stringent regulatory demands.
What sets these products apart is the level of public scrutiny and political sensitivity surrounding them. Not only do grain trading firms have to manage margin volatility and streamline their dry bulk shipping, they have to satisfy demands made by informed consumers and their representatives.
Traceability is now critically important.
At the same time, greater transparency in the supply chain and demands for provenance have enabled producers and consumers to challenge suppliers on price. The pressure is on them to create a transparent organisation that can protect its margins, and also respond to changing demands from both energy and food sectors.
We have a wealth of experience in this area. Our commodities trading consultants design and deliver change programmes that create optimal operating models for the entire commodities value chain.
Our in-depth knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Commodity Trade Risk Management (CTRM) enables us to run system selections and implement the appropriate technology for our clients.