As we envision a post-pandemic world, leaders find themselves challenged with ongoing global supply chain disruptions, increased market volatility, and a labor shortage. Meanwhile, conscious consumerism and the need for more resilient and sustainable supply chains have widened the procurement agenda as organizations look to procurement and supply chain leaders to drive sustainability, innovation, and digitization. Despite the upheaval, leaders must continue to deliver on cost savings and improvements.
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.
Nothing is more frustrating for manufacturing, production and maintenance managers than watching equipment sit idle.
In the wake of COVID, the global marketplace is currently facing a number of supply chain and logistic challenges. Pandemic-related labor disruptions in the manufacturing industry have created shortages of raw materials such as plastics, computer chips and nickel, while a surge in consumer demand has strained the supply chain even further. Retailers are also facing global transportation issues, leading to increased freight costs and long shipping delays.
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.
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.
Hurricane season is in full effect now until the end of November. Hurricanes are a serious threat to people and property as we have seen the recent damage Hurricane Michael has caused in the United States. It is vital to prepare for the weather, but more importantly is your facility ready to respond and recover? Here are some tips from OMNIA Partners' supplier, Grainger to make sure you are ready when disaster strikes.