Oniqua MRO Analytics CEO and Co-Founder Andy Hill to Speak at 80th Annual Utilities Purchasing Management Group Conference

Mr. Hill to participate in panel discussion on "Key Lessons Learned from Materials Management System Implementations," along with representatives from ScottMadden Inc., Southern Company, CPS Energy and Constellation Energy / BGE

Sep 14, 2011, 06:18 ET from Oniqua

DENVER, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oniqua MRO Analytics (www.oniqua.com), the leading provider of MRO analytics solutions for asset-intensive organizations, today announced that Andy Hill, Oniqua CEO and co-founder, will participate in a panel discussion at the upcoming Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) conference being held September 18-20, 2011, in Louisville, Kentucky.

This year's educational conference will focus on three important areas for business success: the "Supply Chain Trifecta": Strategic Solutions, Talent Management and Process Excellence.

The panel, taking place on Monday, September 19, will discuss how technology plays an important role in the success of utility supply chains. The push to adopt materials management technologies, such as warehouse management systems, inventory management systems and RF-handheld interface tools, can be a huge challenge in the best of circumstances. The focus of the panel will be to discuss useful lessons learned from utilities who have recently implemented these technologies.

Entitled "Key Lessons Learned from Materials Management System Implementations", the panel will be moderated by Andy Flores, Partner, ScottMadden, Inc., and will feature the following guest panelists and topics:
- Andy Hill, CEO & Co-founder, Oniqua MRO Analytics: Implementing an Inventory Optimization Solution - 5 Tips for Success
- Rick Crosby, Corporate Materials Management Manager, Southern Company: Centralized Implementation Approach for New System Rollout
- Eric Cloudt, Director of Supply Chain, CPS Energy: Mobile Transacting - A Lean Warehouse Management Journey
- Robert E. Butler, Jr., Manager Inventory Management, Constellation Energy / BGE: Addressing Inventory Systems - Version 2.0 Challenges

About Andy Hill

Andy Hill is Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder of Oniqua MRO Analytics. Mr. Hill started his career as an engineer with Rolls-Royce Aerospace in the United Kingdom before focusing on research and simulation in the area of asset-focused analytics, leading to the development of Oniqua's inventory optimization software solution, which is currently used by many of the world's largest Energy and Resources companies to optimize over $5 billion of maintenance spares inventories.

Mr. Hill has provided consulting services to dozens of organizations in Australia, Asia, South Africa, Latin America and North America, and has led the Oniqua group to become a world leader in maintenance, inventory and procurement analytics with a vision of helping Oniqua's customers to optimize asset performance.

For more information on the UPMG and the conference, visit www.upmg.org/Conference.html.

For more information on Oniqua, visit www.oniqua.com.

About Oniqua MRO Analytics

With operations in the Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions, Oniqua is the world's leading MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) analytics software company. Oniqua helps organizations maximize profits, savings and efficiencies by minimizing MRO waste, and delivers a positive return on investment in as little as three to six months. Oniqua Analytics Solution (OAS) leverages customers' transactional data by applying advanced analytics to identify inefficiencies and ensure that their maintenance, inventory and procurement operations run as efficiently as possible. Oniqua is proud to serve the world's leading companies in the oil and gas, mining, utilities and other asset-intensive industries, including ConocoPhillips, BP, Hawaiian Electric, Bermuda Electric Light Company, Orange County Transportation Authority, Vale, Rio Tinto, Anglo Coal, BHP Billiton, Newmont Mining, Alcoa, Xstrata, Drummond Company, Freeport McMoRan and many others. www.oniqua.com.

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