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Synovos has a deep bench of integrated supply experts, many of whom willingly share their experiences and take in our blog.

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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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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Published October 2, 2017

The annual SMRP Conference, a gathering of maintenance reliability professionals from North America and beyond, is scheduled for Oct. 16-20 in Kansas City. The annual event — 2017 marks the 25th year — brings  practitioners together to “network, exchange ideas, and learn about the latest tools and technologies.” Synovos is proud to be among the […]

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MRO Supply Chain Management Best Practices

By Dan Brennan

Marketing Manager

Published July 24, 2017

Our friends at ReliabilityWeb.com recently published an exhaustive report on the best practices in MRO supply chain management. Their research, which included an extensive survey of MRO professionals across the globe, mirrors similar research we conducted a couple of years ago (Ref: State of MRO Indirect Materials Management). Reliabilityweb’s research found that nearly a third […]

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Do You Have the MRO Mumpsimus?

By George Krauter

Vice President

Published June 23, 2017

Mumpsimus defined: “Adherence or persistence to an erroneous practice out of habit or obstinacy…A person who persists in a mistaken practice.” In the world of MRO storeroom management, mumpsimus prevails with a persistency that is totally out of sync with today’s modern manufacturing techniques. Applied intelligence in the areas of PRIM [Plant Reliability Information Management], ERP [Enterprise […]

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