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Boliden Commercial AB Live on Time and within Budget with Intentia Supply Chain Planner


Streamlined International Supply Chain Optimizes Customer Deliveries

Stockholm, Sweden—March 13th, 2006—Intentia announces that Boliden Commercial AB has recently gone live successfully with Intentia Supply Chain Planner. The solution is used to support and optimize the strategic planning and delivery of sulphur products from Boliden’s four production sites in Scandinavia to international markets. For a company that exports sulphuric acid around the world, the optimization of customer deliveries is expected to result in significant cost savings.
For Boliden Commercial AB, part of the Boliden Group and a leading mining and smelting company, freight is a major cost. When the company realized that it would reap financial benefits from improved transportation planning, it selected and implemented Intentia Supply Chain Planner.

”Sulphur products are above all a logistics business, and we bear a great responsibility for keeping the product on the move at all times. Supply Chain Planner is a key tool for us,” says Boliden’s Janne Lovén, the vice president of sulphur products.

The optimization in Supply Chain Planner takes into account all the central factors that affect the supply chain, such as production plans, storage capacity, and the need for, conditions and costs of transportation. In addition to basic planning, the application supports quick decision making in demanding, exceptional situations by simulating different alternatives and helping the planner choose the most suitable alternative.

”The project has gone live, on time and within budget, and the solution is something we can lean on. It gives an expert opinion on what should be done. We expect that the use of the tool will reduce our costs and significantly improve our profitability and customer satisfaction,” Lovén says.

Andrew Dalziel, the SCM product director at Intentia, comments, “Increasing cost pressure in the global marketplace is forcing more and more organizations to look at how they can optimize their supply chain to squeeze out that extra profit. In the past, organizations had to invest a fortune in developing custom-made applications. Today, vendors such as Intentia offer flexible, packaged solutions that can be configured to model an organization’s constraints and offer a lower total cost of ownership. The benefits of Supply Chain Planner are that it is very easy to use and can be deployed quickly and at relatively low cost.”

About Boliden
Boliden is one of the world’s leading mining and smelting companies with operating facilities in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Ireland. Boliden mainly produces copper, zinc, lead, gold and silver. Other important operations include mineral exploration and metal recycling. The company has around 4,500 employees and the turnover amounts to approximately EUR 2.2 billion annually. Boliden shares are listed on the O-list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange and on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada.

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Editor’s Note
Intentia Supply Chain Planner is part of the Intentia Application Suite and is a constraint-based planning application that supports optimized tactical decision making. It has a Windows-based graphical user interface, a flexible model to capture an organization’s constraints and uses Dash Optimization’s XpressMP Optimizer technology to find the best solution to meet demand. The output is a realistic master demand schedule, time-phased sourcing rules, an optimized stock plan and information on any proposed capacity adjustments.

About Intentia
Intentia is the only global enterprise solutions provider 100% dedicated to bringing software applications and consulting services to companies whose core processes involve manufacturing, distribution and maintenance—what we call the “make, move and maintain” market.

- 100% of our resources are committed to this market.
- 100% of our software is designed for this market.
- 100% of our experience is in serving this market.

Intentia was founded in 1984 and serves over 3,000 customer sites in some 40 countries around the world. Our business solutions currently comprise enterprise management, supplier relationship management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, value chain collaboration, enterprise performance management and workplace management.

Intentia is a public company traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (XSSE) under the symbol INT B. Visit Intentia’s Web site at

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