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,…

The Importance of a Strategic Sourcing Process – Does Your Organization Qualify as a Modern Procurement Department?

The Importance of a Strategic Sourcing Process – Does Your Organization Qualify as a Modern Procurement Department?

In case you hadn’t heard, modern procurement has moved well beyond the purchase order.  Now a sophisticated and strategic beast, procurement means everything from supply chain infrastructure to supplier development to outsourcing to strategic planning. This post is about the importance of a strategic sourcing process.  Does your organization qualify as a modern procurement department?…

Purchasing and Transportation

Purchasing and Transportation

Any procurement professional will tell you that it’s expected for suppliers and GPOs to form alliances which are mutually beneficial and benefit the end buyer.  That’s just part of doing what we do. And it’s pretty much the same wherever you look in the world, whether you’re talking politics, world affairs, or about trading shifts…