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Articles on Materials and Spare Parts Management

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ABC Classification ABC analysis is a method of classifying MRO items involving a decision logic on the basis of their relative importance. The classification may be on the basis of monetary value, availability of resources, variations in lead-time, part criticality to the operation of the facility, new customer parts unique to that product, and others. The importance that an ABC Analysis can play in your organization is immeasurable. This attached article includes information on ABC Classification, including the value of the system and its many uses
ADC for Maintenance Management Automatic data collection technologies are ready to enhance data entry for the information-driven maintenance organization
Barcode Tracking System Coordinates Toolrooms
Big Ticket analysis to reduce MRO Inventory If you are instructed to reduce the amount of MRO inventory the simplest way is the attack the big ticket items.
Handling, Storing and Dispensing Lubricants 6 great tips for working with lubricants in your store room
Kanban in the Lean Maintenance Storeroom a case study comparison among two similar companies which each chose a method to reduce overall inventory levels and maintain support of their maintenance organization. One company chose to select a vendor to manage their consumable inventories and the other chose to implement Kanban in the storeroom. Pilot projects were initiated, with the actual results being displayed for your review. Flow charts are provided for a better understanding of the process. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Managing Spare Parts Proven, controversial, and new approaches are part of an effective asset management program
Managing Storeroom Inventory The materials manager was surprised that the storeroom was singled out as the major contributing factor for the loss of profits during the first quarter. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
MRO Storeroom Management One of the longest running feuds in industry today is, who should have ownership of and manage the MRO Storeroom. The question is valid and many people think it may depend on individual sites or businesses. Based on this, let’s look at what makes up the storeroom and the functions it actually performs. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Open Warehouse System The world’s largest combined cycle power plant on a single barge, and, India’s first and the only barge mounted power plant set up at Mangalore coast set up by GMR Group, a renowned name in Infrastructure Sector. The plant had all the traditional elements of Lean concept – A lean human organization structure, lean operation cycle, a single-segment raw material supplier and a single segment market for its Power. Added to this was the Open Warehouse System,
Stock Theories & Practices We keep spare parts to ensure that there is no delay to performing overhauls or resolving equipment breakdowns, due to there being no spare part(s). This article provides some ideas on how to ensure that the correct spare parts are held in stock. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Study Identifies MRO Supply Purchasing Issues
The Maintenance Storeroom: Keys to Efficient Maintenance Operation Besides being the central hub for maintenance, the storeroom also provides functions that are absolutely critical to the maintenance operation. These functions are so important that when the storeroom is operating in a best practices mode, the rest of the maintenance operation can excel – the storeroom is the enabler. Put another way, if the storeroom is run improperly (such as poor inventory accuracy, parts unavailable when needed due to poor replenishment and procurement practices, etc), the rest of the maintenance operation has no chance of achieving high service levels of equipment availability and reliability. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.


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