Industrial vending machines are changing the way that users interact with the storeroom and spare parts supply function. Typically, the rationale for the use of vending machines is tied to the potential for cost savings achieved through greater issuance control. However, following a recent virtual round table session,
Warehousing and storerooms are at the center of spare parts inventory management. Whatever the reason that a company needs to hold spare parts as inventory, they need to hold them somewhere and in an organized manner. Depending on the industry, this space may be referred to as the warehouse, storeroom,
Recently I was running a three-day inventory management and review training course in Singapore when one of the attendees made a familiar statement. He said ‘if we left this all up to maintenance they would want to stock everything like they are at Wal-Mart’. As I said, this
Engineering, maintenance, and technical people are not widely known for their emotional sides. More likely they are known for data, facts, and precision. So, it is perhaps surprising that with spare parts inventory decision making it is often the emotional response that leads. Not that this is widely acknowledged.
Inventory accuracy is an important measure when assessing the effectiveness of spare parts management. But did you realize that there are two different types of inventory accuracy? Understanding this and which type of accuracy you are measuring is vital if you are to truly understand your performance and how to
What if I told you that it is probable that one in two spare parts manager reading this post work at companies that don’t apply even the most basic principles for managing their spare parts inventory? Would that be surprising? Well, that’s the conclusion that I draw from reading a
One of the peculiarities of spare parts inventory management is that, generally, the supply chain is established to operate only one way. For access to this post, and all of our content, join using the button below. If you are already registered then you need to log-in.
Lubrication management is one area where the storeroom and maintenance really do need to work closely together if the required results are to be achieved. For complimentary access to this article and our entire blog archive, register using the button below. We will also keep you up-to-date on new content
What happens when iron and oxygen interact? Corrosion. The most familiar form of corrosion is rust. That red-brown stain that is seen on unprotected iron-based metals everywhere. It is a major problem with many spare parts. For access to this post, and all of our content, join using the button
This article discusses spare parts numbering systems and covers: What is a spare parts numbering system? Intelligent and dumb spare parts numbering Which approach to use For access to this post, and all of our content, join using the button below. If you are already registered then you