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Unlocking the Hidden Value of Enterprise MRO Services

In today’s competitive global marketplace, leading manufacturers are finding that they must address and optimize their MRO supply chain in order to minimize their risk exposure and better compete on the world stage. Increasingly, they are turning to MRO business process outsourcing (BPO).

The challenge of effectively managing the MRO supply chain is an issue that continues to trouble even the most progressive manufacturing organizations. More recently, process improvement philosophies and techniques like Lean and Six Sigma have exposed the waste and enterprise risks associated with traditional approaches to MRO management. Knowing how most organizations view MRO is interesting, but this just addresses the symptoms. Understanding the root of the problem is of greater importance and more valuable in terms of identifying holistic, lasting solutions.

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Success Story

It is important for my MRO supply chain provider to have a general understanding of my business--SDI knows my business from end to end.

SDI at Work

In the third post in this series on MRO As-a-Service by Spend Matters, Pierre Mitchell and Michael Lamoureux talk about how managing MRO as a process delivers benefits from efficiency to effectiveness and beyond to an evolutionary phase. The next generation of value, MRO-as-a-Service, helps organizations build intelligent, agile, scalable and integrated supply chains (direct and indirect).

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.