Managing inventory levels of all types of products, industrial spares, components, tools and consumables is complex, time-consuming and expensive. There are often thousands of items to manage across multiple locations. Every item takes up space, uses energy and resources and contributes to an administrative headache.
Facilities management (FM) in a manufacturing or warehousing environment covers the support services that are necessary to ensure the smooth operation of everyday production and distribution. The annual spend amount can be significant and includes both goods and services. A substantial portion of the spend involves Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO).
Employers should be aware of the dangers excessive heat has on employees. Hazards of heat exposure are most commonly associated with summer months, however, certain jobs can have extreme heat all year round, like foundry and boiler room work. Physical exertion coupled with heat and humidity can cause more than just discomfort. These variables can lead to a number of heat-related illnesses, some of which can be very dangerous. Make sure you know the signs of heat stress and how to prevent it.
Without Maintenance, Repair, and Operating Supplies (MRO), any manufacturing business would grind to a halt. MRO usually refers to any product or service that is used to support production. Examples are:
As global trends in the Industrial Supplies and MRO space continue to shift, customers want more from their suppliers. OMNIA Partners members want more support, more ownership and more overall value.
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Managing inventory levels of Maintenance, Repair, and Operating Supplies (MRO) is a major challenge for any business. MRO usually refers to any product or service that is used in a manufacturing facility to support production and keep the business running. It will include industrial supplies, tools, personal protective equipment (PPE) and all types of consumables. It could also include items needed for the physical maintenance of the factory and systems support. Without MRO, the business would grind to a halt.
For many businesses heavy equipment is a necessity to increase competitiveness and worker productivity; however, owning and maintaining an inventory of equipment assets can be extremely costly. Additionally, owning equipment can actually eat into worker productivity and result in diminished returns.
How can procurement teams help ease the equipment burden for their business? The answer is actually pretty simple, rent instead of buy. The rental of large physical assets and heavy equipment will optimize budget and operational efficiency.