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Best Practices for MRO Supply Chain Transformation

Strategic sourcing and supply chain initiatives involving Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) rarely reach their full potential in today's marketplace. Corporate America is littered with MRO projects that have only scratched the surface in terms of potential. The MRO supply chain is typically filled with maunal processes without real controls, resulting in waste. For the most part, the root causes for these shortfalls are due to a lack of connectivity with the rest of the enterprise and the lack of understanding of the nuances related to the MRO supply chain. 

Understanding and addressing these nuances up front can mitigate previously unforeseen risks and open up opportunities for innovation and process improvement. The objective is to transform the MRO supply chain to a state of appropriate automation, performance monitoring and metrics that deliver an overall reduction in the total cost of ownership. The following discourse presents ten essential points to consider when developing a meaningful and continual MRO supply chain transformation. 

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Today's pace of change does not conform to yesterday's methods or business cultures. In this blog post, SDI explores the dynamics of internal colleagues as well as rapid changes in terms of market disruptions and technology advances. 

The project team has worked its way through Define, Measure, Analyze, and Improve. It’s time to begin the Control phase. The key stakeholders gather to evaluate the solution as implemented and create a plan to sustain the improvements. The goal is to standardize the improved processes, establish an audit schedule and schedule periodic follow-up to identify additional opportunities for improvement.