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Tennessee Valley Authority and Oniqua to Co-Present at 2016 UPMG Conference

TVA and Oniqua to discuss establishing spares criticality rankings, continuous improvement of stocking levels and special projects like plant retirements

DENVER – August 16, 2016 – Oniqua Intelligent MRO, the leader in spares & materials optimization for asset-intensive industries, today announced it will co-present with customer Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) at the upcoming UPMG 2016 conference. UPMG 2016 will be held September 11-13, 2016 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN.

Optimization of spares and materials that support power generation and distribution is under more scrutiny than ever before to:

  • reduce inventory and improve service levels;
  • manage 10’s or 100’s of thousands of items that support a wide variety of nuclear, coal, gas, hydro, wind, transmission and distribution assets;
  • adapt to changes in equipment and maintenance plans;
  • evaluate inventory and equipment at plants being decommissioned;
  • accomplish the above important tasks and more, with limited staffing and a lack of the information that’s vital to quality decision making

The presentation, titled “Using Analytics to Overcome Your Inventory Challenges” will focus on topics including establishing spares criticality rankings, continuous improvement of stocking levels and special projects like plant retirements.

Over the years, ISM's Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) has grown significantly and its annual conference continues to be recognized as one of the premier educational events within the utility supply chain industry. The UPMG conference provides a forum focused on innovations in purchasing and materials management.

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

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