MRO Case Studies

As experts in integrated supply, Synovos has amassed countless examples of how our services have impacted client productivity and profitability. Here is a small sample demonstrating the success our clients experience by regaining control of the MRO supply chain.

Case Study: Regaining Supply Chain Control with MRO Standardization

Industry
Life Sciences

Support
Integrated Supply

Location
North America

How important is the standardization of processes to the MRO supply chain? For one life sciences company, an aggressive growth-through-acquisition strategy exposed and even created a lack of standardization processes across the supply chain.

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MRO Integrated Supply: From Chaos to Performance

Industry
Manufacturing

Support
Full Integrated Supply

Location
Eastern United States

Trigger events for addressing MRO supply chain issues are varied. It could be new plant leadership, lost production time or implementation of a new CMMS or EAM systems where hard questions get asked about processes surrounding the MRO supply chain.

For one large manufacturing company in the United States, all of those factors were true. As leadership worked to address the MRO challenge, they saw a truly chaotic situation at the plant level. After initially recognizing the issues surrounding the management of spare parts, particularly a lack of visibility, the company sought outside expertise to better manage the MRO supply chain. It wasn’t until the third-party integrator came aboard that the answers began to click into place.

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Life Sciences Plant Shutdown Case Study

Industry
Life Sciences

Support
Plant Shutdown / MRO Logistix

Location
Southern U.S.

In the Life Sciences industry, full or partial planned plant shutdowns are commonplace throughout any given year. Typically, such shutdowns are related to general plant or preventive maintenance, or installation of new production lines or equipment. The shutdowns are sometimes necessary to meet or maintain FDA requirements. Others are used to improve machine operations and production eff iciency by limiting or negating downtime. It’s a common occurrence. Any delay in material delivery or kitting accuracy could signifi cantly impact production and, ultimately, profi ts. Such delays cost companies tens of thousands of dollars each hour.

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Repair, Don’t Replace

Industry
Life Sciences

Support
Integrated Supply Chain Management

Location
Midwest, U.S. (global company)

A large life sciences manufacturing company, based in the MidWest U.S. with global reach, enlisted Synovos integrated supply chain management services to bring added value to the company’s MRO supply chain program. With more than 50,000 SKUs and $20 million in spare part inventory spread across nearly a dozen storerooms, the client was looking to take an already strong MRO program to the next level.

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Printing, Publishing & Engineering Consulting Services

Industry
Printing/Publishing

Support
Engineering & Consulting Services

Location
East Coast, U.S.

A publishing company based on the east cost of the U.S., publishes multiple outlets, including two newspapers in the top 100 circulation in the U.S., as well as dozens of smaller publications. Combined daily circulation equals more than half a million. The client, moving through multiple restructurings and ownership groups, remains one of the longest active Synovos clients and benefits from a full-service integrated plant management program. As part of its program, the client also benefits from our asset services expertise.

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