Maintaining your maintenance stock

Unfortunately, people who are expert at maintaining machines are not always so good at maintaining their MRO stores.
Unfortunately, people who are expert at maintaining machines are not always so good at maintaining their MRO stores.
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There are few things worse than a machine going down and your process grinding to a halt. Except perhaps going to the stores for the replacement part, and either finding it in an unusable condition, or not finding it at all. That's why even maintenance stock needs maintenance.

When a machine breaks down, getting it repaired and running again quickly is obviously crucial. So you require critical parts available when and where you need them, and in good working order, ready to fit and run immediately. Which means an easily accessible, well organised, on-site store, full of well maintained parts in working order.

Unfortunately, people who are expert at maintaining machines are not always so good at maintaining their MRO stores.

You can hardly blame them. When a machine is down every second counts, and if time is already being wasted having to fetch parts from a badly located store, the last thing the engineer wants to bother with is paperwork to help keep the parts inventory up-to-date. But unfortunately, that could mean that next time there won't be a part; because he took the last one and nobody knew. Or, because the stores are so badly organised, he turns up another part in the most unlikely place, but because stock rotation is non-existent it has been sitting on the shelf for six months and is in an unusable state. In either case, an urgent call goes out for a replacement part from the supplier, and meanwhile the machine sits idle and the losses mount.

ERIKS offers a scalable range of working solutions from which you can pick and choose the best combination for your particular needs. For more information on any of these options, please contact ERIKS.

Option 1: Normal Service Centre/Customer Trading Relationship
Option 2: Profiled local Service Centre stock (standard core lines)
Option 3: Profiled local Service Centre stock (strategic items)
Option 4: Consignment stock (pay on use)
Option 5: Vendor Managed Inventory
Option 6: Vendor Managed Inventory with consignment stock
Option 7: Bar coded Vendor Management of customer stock
Option 8: Bar coded Vendor Management of customer and ERIKS-owned stock
Option 9: Committed resource on-site - part-time, daily
Option 10: Committed resource on-site - full-time
Option 11: On-site team managing MRO stores
Option 12: Fully Integrated Solution managing stores items, and responsible for all MRO purchases

For more information please contact Paul Lynch by sending an email to paul.lynch@eriks.co.uk

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