Metso addressing supply chain issues, equipment availability for major North America miner

Metso says it has signed a five-year Metso Owned Inventory Life Cycle Services (LCS) agreement with a major mining company in North America covering key equipment technologies across various sites.

Through collaborative planning between Metso and the customer, the agreement will enable consistency, transparency and ease of doing business, the OEM says.

The contract is one of the largest LCS orders received by Metso, being of significant value, it says. It is intended to help the customer to identify the right parts needed for the equipment and will significantly improve parts availability resulting in higher equipment availability and reliability. Furthermore, the contract will ensure dynamic replenishment of inventory and mitigate risks from sourcing visibility and potential supply chain volatility, Metso says.

Giuseppe Campanelli, President, the North and Central America market area, said: “We are very pleased that our key customer trusts Metso to ensure reliable and efficient production. Metso’s own and managed inventory service concept will ensure that the customer will always have the needed parts available for example during a shutdown.”

Metso has hundreds of LCS contracts around the world that have been tailored to combine Metso Owned Inventory with other expert services. Metso Owned Inventory is designed to meet some of the most common challenges customers have with their inventory, Metso explains.