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Industry leaders to present strategies for optimal MRO inventory management

Oniqua Intelligent MRO (Oniqua), a leading provider of MRO inventory optimization software and services, today announced plans to co-present with client Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), as well as Duke Energy, at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) 2017 Utility Purchasing Management Group Forum (UPMG), which will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago, September 17-19, 2017.

Steve Sotwick, Oniqua Vice President Business Development, will join Robert Morris, Senior Manager, Nuclear Materials, TVA and Russell Wilkenloh, Manager, Inventory Optimization/Asset Recovery, Duke Energy to present “How to Reach Inventory Utopia: Challenges, Current State, Phases of Change and Future State.” This session, which will be held on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., will explore the strategies and tactics needed to improve material availability while eliminating unnecessary costs.

“The continuous optimization of MRO critical spares and materials is vital to effectively maintain equipment reliability and manage costs,” said Sotwick. “The volume and variety of materials, combined with changes to the equipment that is being maintained, make inventory optimization difficult at best. But companies that are applying the right combination of people, process and tools are achieving tremendous results.”

Hosted by Exelon, the UPMG conference is recognized as one of the premier educational events in the utility supply chain industry. A full agenda and registration information is available at 

Oniqua is recognized globally for its unique cloud-based technology platform and its expert consulting services, and is proud to be helping some of leading Utilities optimize their inventories, including American Electric Power, Tennessee Valley Authority, Nebraska Public Power District and others. To learn more about Oniqua, please visit