Is MRO overlooked in facility management & organizations?

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MRO, or Maintenance, Repair & Operations, refers to the list of activities required to maintain or restore the functioning of the required spare parts and equipment including valves and pumps and consumables including plant upkeep supplies, cleaning supplies including lubricants. Anything utilized in the manufactured of, but not deployed, in a final product may be defined as MRO. But is MRO overlooked in facility management and organizations? That is where AH Group chips in. We, at AH GROUP, involve in three types of MRO activities: # Preventive Maintenance:  We carry out this form of maintenance regularly before any issue surfaces so as to maintain the smooth operation of processes and working condition of equipment. # Corrective Maintenance: We also undertake MRO process once the problem has occurred, whether a complete breakdown or general wear and tear is dealt with. # Predictive Maintenance: More often, predictive maintenance is based on the data extracted from monitoring processes that enable tracking of historical trends and allows for consistent failure predictions. We, at AH Group, have an organized system integrated to manage and track supplies and equipment regularly. Another key process is to maintain an on-site inventory of the most frequently used items, cut down extra expenditures, lower downtime and the usual stress associated with restocking. We help streamline MRO management including the use of software and tools and ensure key MRO items are available as and when they’re required. A dedicated space is created for this inventory with proper tracking mechanism for repair and operation in place to simplify the process and improve efficiency. We have a proficient team of supply chain personnel capable of establishing solid relationships with MRO partners and maintain…

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AH Group’s best practises for Spare Parts Inventory Management

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Often parts warehouses and inventories are given less focus and attention as they don’t result in revenue generation directly for a company. Agree? If yes, let’s move forward. But why do we fail to understand that any manufacturing facility can save thousands of dollars by just having a spare-part on site, rather than having to expedite one at the last mile. We help companies avoid this as we follow these 7 best practises when it comes to spare parts inventory management: #1 We systematically identify all parts as we inventorize even unused parts that can have future use. We usually don’t store these parts in a workbench, box or cabinet, rather add them to the inventory control system and place into parts inventory. #2 Updating the Bill of Materials (BOM) is another good practise as it can prevent inventory inaccuracies when you don’t add, remove or change a part from a BOM. It will also help in scheduled preventive maintenance (PM) required on a specific piece of equipment. In certain systems, the PM schedule will create a work order with the scheduled date/duration of the PM. # 3 We streamline the process of work order by creating a work order for every part issuance so that inventory is accurate. A complicated work order would lead to employees not using the required process and avoid inventory accuracies. Work orders requested in advance present its own advantages too: the maintenance department no longer have to wait at the parts warehouse for the fulfilment of work order. #4 We adopt physical security measures including parts counters that prevent everyone from getting into inventory stock locations and pulling parts needed, thereby making parts inventories…

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Importance of supply chain management in manufacturing industry

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AH Group follows a procedural approach when it comes to managing the distribution of goods from raw material producers through manufacturers and finally down to consumers or end users. The importance of supply chain management in manufacturing industry has never been felt so sharply. Its impact is felt in a number of areas including the availability of inputs required for production, costs, processes and profitability of manufactured goods, infrastructure of the company and the interaction of companies with customers and suppliers. We understand clearly the ways that supply chain management can affect manufacturers from both a strategic as well as everyday operational perspective for all businesses – small, medium and large. Reliability of Inputs: We ensure that raw materials arrive on a consistent basis at manufacturing facilities on time. If the raw materials don’t arrive on time, production can come to a standstill. The lack of consistent delivery of inputs can put assembly lines to dormancy and employees in an idle state. This means a company will be unable to carry out time-sensitive orders. If a company is facing supply chain break-down before the arrival of inputs to the facility, the manufacture will be forced to look for raw materials from alternative sources leading to reduced profitability and higher prices. Distribution Costs: Bringing down distribution costs is an important function of supply chain management. We help manufacturers with cost-efficient supply chain, reducing drastically the overhead as well as direct sales costs at the same time. Company Infrastructure: If you’re a manager in a manufacturing firm, you need to strike out the right balance between maintaining fully-owned distribution systems and contractor services. But with AH Group, you can be rest assured…

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Effective Supply Chain Management

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The years from 2007 through 2009 would be vividly remembered for the economic volatility. And again exactly after a decade we are witnessing another round of economic paralysis that has affected customer demand and rapid movement of fuel and raw materials, besides escalating commodity prices. The AH Group is committed to creating more customer-centric, efficient supply chains whilst exploring innovative ways to implement cost reduction, and acting as enabler for growth opportunities. We, at the AH group, have identified six best practices for effective supply chain management process: We have set up a planning and business model that is purely demand-driven in real time and demand shaping. The point is to have the insights to leverage opportunities and tackle challenges so that your business not only thrives but also succeeds. We help develop a highly agile and adaptive supply chain with accelerated planning and integrated implementation. The benefits of it may include businesses making fast adjustments to the dynamic and continuous supply chain and market changes. This can even reduce, if not eliminate, the impact of shocks across the supply chain. We help optimize product designs and product management for manufacturing, supply and sustainability to step up profitability and promote innovation. We achieve this by helping you in making the right decision right in the early stage of product development cycle. Designs must be optimized for supply chain operation and supply manufacturability. It is important that true delivery costs are captured and analyzed to strike balance across the supply chain network. We align the supply chain of a business with its business goals by combining the sales and operation planning with corporate business planning. Integrate environmental and social sustainability into…

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