Does the development of information management bring visible results? What about master data – does it play any role in modern waste management and recycling? The answer to both questions is a resounding yes.
Waste handling and recycling is a booming business on a global scale. Three years ago, Fortum’s RWS business unit realised that information management needed a lot of development at Fortum: business operations in the different countries lacked common master data, which in turn prevented transparency between them. Furthermore, Fortum wanted to digitalise its business operations, but this required high-quality data and information management processes.
Fortum RWS and Solita carried out a joint project on the Semarchy xDM platform, which gave Fortum RWS an entirely new information management capacity. The lessons learned in the project highlight the importance of transparent and high-quality data in Fortum’s business operations and information management processes.
The implementation brought all the essential business data in our global corporation into the same framework. This created a common set of data for business operations, which is a good foundation for digitalisation. The agile foundation developed in Sweden enables the solution to be expanded to other countries while keeping costs in check.