Operating under the theme “Reliability: The Journey to Operational Excellence”, this year’s conference will focus on the Ivara processes, practices, technologies and methodologies that have improved asset performance, reliability, and operational excellence for numerous companies to date.
In his session entitled, “An Analytics-based Approach to MRO Optimization”, Andy Hill will explore the key elements required to optimize maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) activities; will share his vision for an analytics-centric approach to MRO optimization; and will explain how Oniqua is collaborating with key best-of-breed partners like Ivara to help make that vision become a reality.
“We’re very pleased to have Andy speak at this year’s Summit,” stated Paul Marshall, CEO, Ivara. “Oniqua’s MRO Optimization solutions are a great complement to Ivara’s reliability-centered maintenance approach. With reliability, our customers have the capability and confidence to reduce spare parts, and now with the Oniqua Analytics Solution they have the intelligent analysis of inventory costs versus risk for significant savings.”
Attendees of the conference will hear about the maintenance and reliability experiences of Ivara customers and the tangible benefits they have achieved; will participate in informative sessions; and will learn from a variety of industry thought leaders, including Mehul Shah, Research Analyst, Aberdeen Group; Martin Sedgwick, Head of Asset Management, ScottishPower; Terrence O’Hanlon, Publisher, Uptime Magazine & Reliabilityweb.com; Paul Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Ivara; and Andy Hill, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Oniqua Enterprise Analytics, and many others.
“I am honored to have been invited to speak at this year’s event,” stated Andy Hill, CEO and co-founder, Oniqua. “Ivara customers and other asset-intensive organizations rely on their ability to efficiently operate productive assets to maximize profits, and even a small percentage increase in asset performance can deliver significant returns to the business. I look forward to meeting this year’s attendees and discussing how the Oniqua Analytics Solution can complement Ivara’s solutions to optimize operational efficiencies and asset performance.”
About the Speaker
Andy Hill is Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder of Oniqua Enterprise Analytics. Andy trained as a Mechanical Engineer and started his career as a Manufacturing Systems Engineer with Rolls-Royce Aerospace in the United Kingdom.
In 1990, Andy emigrated to Australia and helped to establish a consulting business specializing in the optimization of maintenance spares inventory. Through these consulting activities, Oniqua identified the need for an inventory management decision-support tool focused specifically on the types of inventories held by asset-intensive industries. Andy conducted extensive research and simulation regarding the types of statistical profiles exhibited by maintenance and production-driven inventories leading to the development of Oniqua’s inventory optimization tool, which is currently used by many of the world’s largest asset-based companies to optimize over $5 billion of maintenance spares inventories.
Andy has provided consulting services to dozens of organizations in Australia, Asia, South Africa, Latin America and North America, and has led Oniqua to become a world leader in maintenance, inventory and procurement analytics with a vision of helping Oniqua’s customers to optimize asset performance.
Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, and with offices in North America, Africa and Asia, Oniqua (www.oniqua.com) provides best-in-class Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions that improve the operational efficiencies and business performance of asset-intensive organizations. With advanced analytics capabilities, cross-functional integration, data cleansing services and seasoned industry expertise, Oniqua helps customers realize tangible benefits faster than any other APM provider. Oniqua is proud to serve the world’s leading companies in the oil and gas, mining, utilities and transportation industries, including ConocoPhillips, BP, Hawaiian Electric, ActewAGL, Orange County Transportation Authority, Vale, Rio Tinto, Anglo Coal, BHP Billiton, Newmont Mining, Alcoa, Xstrata and Freeport McMoRan.