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Ambatovy Chooses Oniqua for MRO Inventory Optimization

One of the largest lateritic nickel mining entities in the world selects Oniqua Analytics Solution and Oniqua Standards Dictionary to optimize its MRO inventory

DENVER, COLORADO – March 8, 2016 – Oniqua Intelligent MRO, the leader in optimizing MRO spares and materials management for asset-intensive companies, today announced that the Ambatovy Joint Venture – one of the largest lateritic nickel mining operations in the world – has chosen Oniqua to help standardize and optimize its inventory across its Madagascar operations. 

The Ambatovy project, a large-tonnage, long-life nickel and cobalt mining enterprise located in Madagascar, is one of the most ambitious industrial undertakings in the history of Madagascar, Africa, and the Indian Ocean Region. With a nameplate capacity of 60,000 tonnes of refined nickel, Ambatovy is positioned as one of the world’s biggest nickel mines from lateritic sources. 

“This implementation is absolutely key to us achieving our 2016 goals,” commented Simon Blamires, Ambatovy SCM Director.  “We have been delighted to work closely with Oniqua and our IT Group on this project, delivering a working inventory system in record time. This will allow Ambatovy to reduce overall investment in working capital, whilst also allowing us to provide the spare parts and consumables necessary to fully support business operations.”   

Oniqua Analytics Solution (OAS) is the world’s most powerful and comprehensive analytics solution for MRO optimization. Leveraging advanced analytics, OAS performs end-to-end analyses across customers’ MRO activities; then OAS provides proactive, detailed prescriptive recommendations for smarter decision making, enhanced asset performance and greater operational efficiency. The OAS architecture is highly scalable, supporting small single installs to large global enterprise clients.

“Ambatovy identified the business need to reduce operating costs by standardizing descriptions for moving spares and optimizing MRO inventory levels,” said Lindsay Clarke, Vice President Strategic Accounts, Oniqua Intelligent MRO. “Oniqua’s proven MRO inventory optimization solution, combined with Oniqua Standards Dictionary, will provide the capabilities to enable reductions in working capital requirements and assist cost avoidance against future demand through the implementation of standardized, automated inventory optimization processes.” 

Ambatovy will leverage the Oniqua Standards Dictionary (OSD) to standardize its materials catalog and eliminate potential purchase of duplicate items. Cleansing the material catalog also assists with improvements in contract management, purchasing and inventory optimization. 

Oniqua is proud to serve many of the world’s largest energy and resources companies, including BHP Billiton, ConocoPhillips, Exxon, Dow, BP, Newmont Mining, Rio Tinto, American Electric Power, Tennessee Valley Authority, Nebraska Public Power District and many others. 

Oniqua is owned by international oilfield support services company ASCO. The company employs over 2,500 people in four key regions, and offers a wide range of services including inventory and materials management, offshore supply base management, onshore oilfield support, environmental services, personnel and training, advisory and technical services as well as fuel services. 

For more information on Ambatovy, visit http://www.ambatovy.com/