Perhaps the number one excuse that maintainers use for being unable to get repairs executed in a timely manner is to blame parts and their supply. For the maintenance technician on the tools, it’s a very obvious problem. No parts or materials means that work simply cannot be done without some sort of work-around / jury-rigged solution. The alternative is to get the needed materials as quickly as possible – often incurring substantial premiums on the price of the materials and premium shipping charges. Read more “Myth Busting 16: Who should run stores?”
- End users and providers of ERPs (enterprise management systems) are often technologically very backward in this specialty of managing MRO supplies.
- There are but a handful of specialists (experts) in this field who have developed any sort of advanced technological solutions, yet they remain somewhat obscure.
Without parts many jobs can’t be done. There’s no point planning and scheduling work if you can’t rely on materials management to provide the parts when you need them. If you want excellence in maintenance you need excellence in materials management.
Top performers don’t delay or halt work because of a lack of parts. When it happens it’s largely a failure of the planning and work management processes but it can also reflect on materials management. Read more “Uptime Insights – 5- Materials Management”
By: David A DeCastro (Salvador, Brazil). In traveling the world in search of excellence in MRO Materials Management (indirect materials / spare parts), I noticed two curious facts. First, even in developed countries, industrial companies and providers of ERPs (enterprise management systems) are technologically very backward despite their specialization.
Second, those very little companies or experts who developed differentiated technology keep it as a safe and guarded trade secret. Read more “Increase Productivity and Competitiveness”