Do You Have a Firm Grasp of Your MRO Program?

Do You Have a Firm Grasp of Your MRO Program?

Parts and supplies are coming and going.  So far, so good! But do you have a firm grasp of your MRO program?  If not, you may find yourself waiting for an important piece of your manufacturing puzzle at an inopportune time. And that’s not helpful. Your MRO program is what keeps the wheels turning.  It…

Increasing Visibility into Your MRO can Help Save You Time and Money

Increasing Visibility into Your MRO can Help Save You Time and Money

Maintenance, Repair & Operation purchasing (MRO) is an often-overlooked facet of business which can create enhanced transparency in your supply chain.  This side of procurement addresses the everyday needs of businesses, for items as mundane as cleaning products. But MRO is involving and these days, the model which is emerging is that of MRO-as-service.  MRO…

Why is it So Difficult to Manage Your MRO?

Why is it So Difficult to Manage Your MRO?

The complexities of MRO can sometimes seem ungovernable.  Your company is running what you believe is a tight operation, but Maintenance Repair and Operations can sometimes take a back seat to other priorities. And that’s not the best way to manage such a crucial and integral aspect of your business.    Getting a handle on…

How up-to-date reporting can save your company time and money

How up-to-date reporting can save your company time and money

Reporting can sometimes cause people’s eyes to glaze over.  Just the thought of reviewing reports sends some of us into a reverie about just about anything else you can name. But reporting is a crucial tool for procurement professionals.  It keeps your process and supply chain on track and on time. Without it, how do…

What is MRO?

What is MRO?

Equipment.  It’s a word that can refer to a lot of different items.  In the case of MRO (Maintenance Repair and Operations), it’s the equipment that’s used to produce end products.  But MRO can also refer to things as mundane as required cleaning products and office supplies. With hundreds of subcategories falling under category headings,…