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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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Introducing Plant Reliability Information Management

By Michael Weinberg

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Published May 5, 2017

Recently, in Las Vegas, hundreds of plant reliability professionals gathered for the annual  Reliability Conference 2017. It is always great to see strong, growing attendance at this event, as the importance and value of plant reliability increases for a variety of reasons. First and foremost is the mounting pressure to increase production – placing more […]

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Published April 13, 2017

The process of selecting a MRO supplier based on “lowest bid price” is flawed in that the process results in a higher total cost to the company when MRO inventory is consumed. In most companies, the procurement department is responsible for soliciting quotes [RFQ] for MRO materials, assessing the quotes, and selecting the suppliers. Although […]

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Published April 4, 2017

The process of selecting a MRO supplier based on “lowest bid price” is flawed in that the process results in a higher total cost to the company when MRO inventory is consumed. In most companies, the procurement department is responsible for soliciting quotes [RFQ] for MRO materials, assessing the quotes, and selecting the suppliers. Although […]

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Published March 22, 2017

The process of selecting a MRO supplier based on “lowest bid price” is flawed in that the process results in a higher total cost to the company when MRO inventory is consumed. In most companies, the procurement department is responsible for soliciting quotes [RFQ] for MRO materials, assessing the quotes, and selecting the suppliers. Although […]

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