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Synovos defines industry best practices so you benefit.

At Synovos, we’ve been there, done that. We’ve learned a lot in 20 years and continue to set the bar for industry best practices. Sharing this knowledge is part of our mission to help you realize increased savings, efficiency and reliability.

Our archives contain examples of actual work, research and white papers developed by our team of experts over more than three decades. Take a look for yourself and let us know if you have any questions.

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In order to recognize and understand MRO cost savings opportunities, it’s key to be able to monitor and track what is needed vs. what was purchased. A large health and beauty product manufacturer based in the U.S., operating multiple manufacturing plants, and producing various products across the globe was looking to reduce year-over-year material spend. […]

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Background: 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. Over the last decade or more, the company has expanded its portfolio and manufacturing presence across North America and beyond, […]

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In the MRO supply chain, downtime is the enemy. Establishing Lean Six Sigma processes drives waste out of your supply chain, while improving material flow and equipment evaluation, reducing downtime. It is a system of management that benefits the business, customers, associates, and shareholders. Separately, Lean and Six Sigma practices each have strengths and weaknesses. […]

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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. […]

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Effective and efficient MRO supply chain management starts with data. How your data is managed, analyzed, and interpreted determines the level of success. Technology plays an important role as well. When systems don’t communicate, work processes get bogged down, efficiency drops and the cost of doing business goes up. Businesses that fail to adequately invest […]

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