How to schedule material deliveries at Vale?
Vale has a tool that allows suppliers whose incoterm is CIF (shipping paid by the supplier) and carriers whose incoterm is FOB, EXW or FCA (shipping paid by Vale) to schedule deliveries at our warehouses, with a scheduled date and time.
This significantly reduces the waiting time at the entrance. Once the scheduling is made, suppliers are able to know the arrival and departure time. The rate of compliance with the unloading schedule is higher than 80%.
The tool serves all Vale operations that have Procurement warehouses.