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Vendor-Neutral Approach to Industrial Repair Management

In the manufacturing industry, it can be difficult to find a trusted repair partner that is able to fulfill all of a plant’s industrial repair needs. This can be so difficult that it is often tempting to simply scrap failed machine spare parts and buy new ones instead. However, this can become costly and wasteful. With a Vendor-Neutral Approach to repair, manufacturing professionals can repair more failed machine spare parts, cut costs, and hit ambitious sustainability goals.

 

What is a Vendor-Neutral Approach in Repair Management?

With a Vendor-Neutral Approach, it is understood, and even celebrated, that each repair partner has different, specialized services to offer. This approach to repair is one in which an MRO management company does not have one specific vendor that they turn to for repairs. Instead, the MRO management partner has a network of vendors that they utilize to repair a multitude of different machine spare parts from manufacturing plants within different industries across the globe. With a Vendor-Neutral Approach, an MRO management partner can have thousands of vendors within their network.

 

Advantages of a Vendor-Neutral Approach

A Vendor-Neutral Approach allows manufacturing companies the ability to work with large networks of repair partners. With more repair partners at their disposal, manufacturing companies are able to find those who specialize in repairing their equipment each time. It also allows them to find partners that will repair equipment when other partners will not. This means manufacturing partners are able to repair more failed machine spare parts, saving them millions of dollars through not buying new parts and helping them hit their sustainability goals.

 

Disadvantages of a Vendor-Neutral Approach

The Vendor-Neutral Approach allows manufacturing professionals to work with thousands of repair partners. However, if a manufacturing professional is working with thousands of repair partners, it can be harder for him or her to build close relationships with each repair partner. The relationship built through this approach is with the MRO management partner.

 

Who does a Vendor-Neutral Approach Work For?

A Vendor-Neutral Approach can be helpful for manufacturing professionals with:

  • Large amounts of failed machine spare parts to repair
  • Diverse types of failed machine spare parts to repair
  • Specialized or unique machine spare parts that need to be repaired
  • Cost savings goals for their company
  • Sustainability goals for their company

 

Who does a Vendor-Neutral Approach NOT Work For?

A Vendor-Neutral Approach may not be the best approach for manufacturing professionals with:

  • Small amounts of failed machine spare parts to repair
  • Failed machine spare parts that are more cost effective to replace

  

The Vendor-Neutral Approach to repair can often help manufacturing plants repair more materials instead of buying new, hit sustainability goals, and lower costs. Are you interested in learning whether this repair approach would work in your manufacturing plant or plants? Contact AH Group at info@ahgroupna.com to learn more about this new method of repair management.

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