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It’s an MRO New Year: 3 Ways to Meet Maintenance Performance Goals for 2022

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Posted by on Mon, 01/24/2022

Bad data, incorrect inventory, unreliable storeroom procedures…all kept maintenance teams from hitting their performance goals in 2021.

In today’s market, with continued supply chain disruptions, rising commodity prices, and labor shortages, industrial manufacturers are finding it challenging to maintain their production assets and facilities. The maintenance teams are under more pressure than ever to keep production lines running and support your operations. 

The inability to get the parts and supplies they need to complete work orders has had a significant impact on operational performance including:

  • Unplanned equipment downtime
  • Stock-out of mission-critical parts
  • High freight costs
  • Frustrated stakeholders

It is critical for manufacturing firms and other asset-intensive, multi-site enterprises to take steps to minimize supply chain disruptions.

  • Identify Critical Spares: Create a class structure for your MRO materials based on two considerations: their role in keeping production flowing and the difficulty of replacing them. Where items fall on this matrix determines their criticality.
  • Supply Redundancy & Supplier Diversification: The global nature of supply chain has proven that it’s important to identify and contract with secondary suppliers, located in different areas of the country and regions of the world who can contribute to your critical spares inventory if your primary partner cannot deliver.
  • Manage MRO Supply Chain as Part of the Enterprise Risk Strategy:  To maintain resiliency, approach supply chain risk from a strategic viewpoint. When developing plans for future contingencies, consider overlaying potential capacity constraints, market opportunities, and integration possibilities and the impact that could be seen in finance, marketing, IT, and other departments across the enterprise.

SDI’s Full Suite of MRO Services & Solutions are Here to Assist

SDI’s MRO as-a-service offering supports your maintenance team by providing the resources and technology to better enable finding the parts needed to maintain your production lines – reducing drive time, supporting the NTE limits by location, helping them do more and helping you meet your performance goals.

SDI’s comprehensive Digital Supply Chain Management (DSCM) system, ZEUS, includes a full suite of supply chain management services ranging from master data management, source to pay, storeroom operations and intelligent inventory management — all enabled by advanced data analytics, eProcurement/mobile apps, Robotic Process Automation, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning.

Contact us today to talk about your specific performance goals and explore how SDI’s experienced professionals can empower your MRO supply chain with end-to-end transparency to drive maintenance strategies and help you hit those targets.

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