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NASA’s Approach to Teamwork and the MRO Supply Chain

By Dan Brennan

Marketing Manager

Published March 8, 2019

A contingent from Synovos recently participated in a supplier conference in Orlando. It was a well-attended event that included a keynote address from Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut and current professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University. If you’re a fan of The Big Bang Theory TV show, you probably know Massimino played himself in […]

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Managing Critical MRO Spares: A Webinar

By Dan Brennan

Marketing Manager

Published October 30, 2018

During the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) annual conference last week in Orlando, I had the opportunity to talk with many different reliability experts involved in food processing, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, paper products, metals, chemicals, petrochemicals, and more. Many of the discussions were brief but revealing. They all struggle with the MRO […]

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Industrial Internet of Things: Being all it can be

By Dan Brennan

Marketing Manager

Published May 15, 2018

I stumbled across an article this morning discussing US Army’s research into how to reduce aircraft maintenance – significantly. The goal, according to staff at the Army Research Laboratory, is to create maintenance free aircraft. Think about that for a moment. According to the author, the Army spends nearly 60% of funds for a given […]

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From Barcodes to IoT in the MRO Integrated Supply Chain

By Dan Brennan

Marketing Manager

Published April 3, 2018

If you’ve visited the Synovos Knowledge Center in the recent past, it’s likely you have seen two prominent social media posts related to two, very timely subjects. While related, the topics are at nearly diametrically opposite ends of the spectrum despite being relative to the MRO supply chain and MRO integrated supply. The first relates […]

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Predictive MRO inventory management and how it relates to the MRO storeroom

By Dan Brennan

Marketing Manager

Published November 14, 2017

While he never characterized it as predictive MRO inventory management, for years Synovos’ own George Krauter evangelized about how MRO storerooms are “Fat” with excessive spare parts. He made multiple presentations to APICS, SMRP and ISM chapters across the country on a very similar topic: “You Can’t be Lean with a Fat MRO Storeroom: Releasing […]

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