"Our relationship with IMA over the past 4 years has brought an amazing level of data integrity to our global operations. It goes above and beyond standardization that eliminates duplicate and redundant parts in our Oracle Item Master. IMA’s insights and supports is foundational to the business intelligence that we lend to strategic operations decisions. Specifically in procurement, we have granular item, supplier, and price level data that is key, if not critical, to our spend projections and contractual negotiations. IMA’s data scrubbing creates a common language across our plants that leverage part numbered items, which results in synergies and better efficiencies at the transactional level.
Aleris is not just another account for IMA. Our organization has asked for more than a handful of customizations to the format in which our data is returned, and each and every time IMA has embraced the request and made it happened. New this year, they kicked off portal technology that has replaced legacy internal request processes that we have been trying to kill off for years. As a result, we now have a standard application for receiving part setup requests that is custom to us and extremely user friendly to our plants."