The ability to manage multiple commodities efficiently is becoming increasingly crucial for traders. Traditional Commodity Trading and Risk Management (CTRM) and Commodity Management (CM) solutions often struggle with this complexity, having been initially designed for specific commodities and later adapted to others. This piecemeal approach can lead to inefficiencies and complications as new commodities are added. Gen10, however, has taken a different path, leveraging 25 years of experience across various commodities to develop a truly multi-commodity solution. 

The Limitations of Traditional CTRM and CM Solutions

Most CTRM and CM solutions were originally developed with a particular physical commodity in mind. As these solutions expanded to accommodate new clients and market demands, they gradually incorporated additional commodities. However, this process often involved treating each new commodity as an afterthought, leading to a range of issues such as:

  1. Complexity in integration: Adding new commodities typically requires significant adjustments and custom code, increasing complexity and potential for errors.
  2. Operational inefficiencies: The lack of a standardised approach means that different commodities might be managed using different systems or modules, leading to inefficiencies.
  3. Higher costs: Companies often find themselves needing to procure new CTRM systems or complementary solutions like spreadsheets to handle the shortcomings of existing systems.

Gen10’s Innovative Approach

Gen10 has taken a revolutionary approach to CTRM and CM by focusing on commodity supply chain management rather than just trade management. This broader perspective allows for a more flexible and comprehensive solution. Here’s how Gen10 sets itself apart:

Standardising Flexibility

One of the core innovations of Gen10 is the ability to add new commodities as a configuration item within the solution. This process involves defining several physical attributes of the commodity, such as quality, sustainability certification, pricing, penalties, and premiums, without requiring custom code changes. This standardised flexibility means that:

  • Ease of integration: New commodities can be added quickly and seamlessly, reducing the time and cost associated with system updates.
  • Unified management: All commodities, whether agricultural, metals, or energy, can be managed within a single system, streamlining operations.
  • Enhanced scalability: Companies can expand their trading desks to include new commodities without needing to invest in additional CTRM systems.
  • Standardised flexibility: The dynamic approach helps single commodity traders future proof their CM/CTRM investment. In an area that is changing fast, this is a serious advantage.

Focus on the Entire Supply Chain

Gen10’s solution goes beyond trade management to support the entire commodity supply chain. This holistic approach ensures that all aspects of the supply chain, from procurement to delivery, are managed efficiently within the same system. The benefits include:

  • Comprehensive support: The entire supply chain can be managed without code changes, ensuring consistency and reducing the risk of errors.
  • Operational excellence: By supporting all supply chain functions, Gen10 helps companies achieve higher levels of operational excellence and risk management.
  • Streamlined risk management: Keeping all functions, including risk management, within a single system simplifies processes and improves accuracy.

The Gen10 Difference

Gen10’s unique approach offers several key advantages that set it apart from other CTRM and CM solutions:

  1. Experience across commodities: With over 25 years of experience in various commodities, Gen10 has developed a deep understanding of the nuances and complexities involved in managing different types of commodities.
  2. Proven track record: Gen10’s solution has been successfully deployed across multiple commodities, including agricultural products, metals, and energy, proving its versatility and reliability.
  3. Customer-centric design: Gen10’s focus on standardising flexibility and supporting the entire supply chain means that customers can rely on a single solution to meet all their needs, whether they trade a single commodity or multiple commodities.
  4. Cost and time Savings: By eliminating the need for multiple systems or complementary solutions like spreadsheets, Gen10 helps customers save on expenses and reduce the time required to manage their operations.

Gen10’s approach has a significant impact on businesses across the commodity trading industry, not just with traders but also with insurance companies, inspection services, commodity associations. This provides us with a unique perspective of how to collect, trace and report on the thousands of data points and processes involved in getting commodities from origin to destination.


In a business landscape where complexity and optionality are the norms, Gen10 stands out by offering a truly multi-commodity solution. By standardising flexibility and focusing on the entire supply chain, Gen10 provides a comprehensive, scalable, and efficient solution that meets the needs of today’s commodity trading companies. Whether you trade a single commodity or multiple commodities, Gen10’s innovative approach ensures that you can manage your operations with ease, achieve operational excellence, and reduce risk.

Join the ranks of leading companies who have discovered the benefits of Gen10’s multi-commodity solution and see how it can transform your business today.

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