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spare parts inventory management

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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