NLC implements 'Online Integrated Material Management System'

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CHENNAI: Government of India enterprise Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) has deployed 'Online Integrated Material Management System (OLIMMS)', which is expected to help speed up the purchase process in NLC.


Said deputy GM of NLC Kuppuraj, “OLIMMS, exclusively developed by IIT, Kharagpur, is aimed at reducing the material procurement timing and also generate appropriate reports, thus speeding up the purchase process in NLC.”

“Set-up at a cost of Rs two crore, the system would reduce the lead-time for procurement of materials, and would also account for accuracy, security and transparency,” he said and added that the required spares would be made available in time for maintenance of mine machineries and thermal power stations and would also reduce inventory of materials.

The features of OLIMMS include intending, procurement, store keeping and material accounting. “The Intending module is fully operational and we would soon be implementing other modules in a phased manner. The material management wing is expected to be fully automated by the end of April 2006. The new system will use the high bandwidth network as the carrier,” said NLC material management department head P Chandrasekar.


Material management wing of NLC purchases materials and spares worth Rs 300 crore annually and employs around 600 people. It is to be noted that last year NLC implemented the 'Integrated voice and data communications fiber optic network' (IVDFN) connecting 190 terminals, six production units, three service units, and NLC township building and hospitals.