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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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Maintenance Reliability Professionals to Gather in Kansas City

By Dan Brennan

Marketing Manager

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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How Master Data and Master Data Leadership Simplifies Business and Cuts Costs

By George Krauter

Vice President

Published June 6, 2017

In the world of MRO supply chain management, “master data” refers to the use of proper and consistent descriptions on every stock unit that exists in the MRO and production storerooms. As George Krauter points out in a recent blog post, managing master data is a tedious task requiring discipline and leadership. But he asks, […]

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