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January 09, 2013

Effective Inventory Management Produces Significant Efficiencies

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Effective Inventory Management Produces Significant Efficiencies

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Unscheduled machine downtime has virtually been replaced with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)-aided maintenance planning, predictive and preventive maintenance scheduling, Reliability Centered and Total Productive Maintenance practices, and manufacturing-friendly maintenance work. These best practice maintenance activities require that MRO-parts and inventory storerooms consistently maintain an efficient, highly organized, and automated environment to support them.

In order to manage their inventory, MRO storerooms need a working and structured system of practices. Their implementation can  be phased in during the cleanup, consolidating and organizing project listed in Part 1. An MRO-parts storeroom should operate like a store: clean, organized, labeled, well stocked, and well run. There is a place for everything, and everything is in its place. The owner controls the cash flow.

Support from all levels of management is crucial. Good leadership, cooperation, and support among the various levels of plant management achieve remarkable results and improve profit margins. When this support is in place, it promotes an efficient, effective and successful maintenance stores operation.

Here are daily operating procedures.

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