Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) of Papua New Guinea has extended its strategic partnership with leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, Wipro to drive OTML’s transformation journey and achieve its Digital Mining Vision 2025.
OTML is a leading State-owned copper and gold mining company based in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The partnership with Wipro will help OTML improve its business processes using advanced technologies, and enable its future mode of operations.
Garry Tuckwell, Global Head of Wipro’s Natural Resources business comments that Wipro has worked closely with the executive and senior leadership team at OTML to help define the key strategic initiatives that will enable the company to realise its future vision and potential. Wipro’s capabilities coupled with Ok Tedi’s in-depth mining expertise will help transform the PNG company’s mining operations, enhance its profile in the region’s mining industry, and create a safe and secure environment for its workforce.
Derrick Kelly, OTML General Manager Business Strategy and Support said that the Wipro partnership will allow them to focus on implementing mining best practices across the organisation and increase the skill levels of the local workforce in PNG.
OTML is also establishing a new framework that aims to use technology and business best practices to streamline the organisation’s operations across the entire value chain, eliminating waste and maximising shareholder returns from the resources at its disposal.
As part of the partnership, OTML and Wipro have launched the ‘Strongim Future Program’, leveraging the SAP ERP application as a key foundation in the transformation journey. SAP is a market-leading provider of integrated ERP solutions for the mining and metals industry.
The Strongim Future Program will utilise SAP best practices, replacing a number of legacy systems and putting in place the cornerstone for OTML’s future mode of operations.