Optimize your supply chain management for quality MRO procurement
A machine breakdown can cripple production, so the maintenance team needs replacement parts available 24/7 – they can’t wait for a supplier. But while such a system helps with fixing breakdowns quickly, it also ties up money and space. The MRO storeroom gets overfilled with parts that may never be used and inventory costs rise.
Today, forward-thinking manufacturers look for ways to optimize their MRO procurement processes through a supply chain management system that provides the necessary parts availability while driving down inventory costs. Dependable suppliers and short lead times are essential for to accomplish a cost savings without jeopardizing production.
Increasing confidence in MRO supply processes
The ATS Supply Chain & Procurement program is an approach to MRO supply that ensures critical spares can be obtained quickly, even for aging and obsolete machinery. By reviewing supplier portfolios, our program strives to get you the best possible pricing on your MRO inventory. Our emergency procurement services operate 24/7, leading to shorter mean time to repair – bringing your machine back into service with limited productivity lost.
Precise procurement to extend equipment life
As machines age and manufacturers disappear, finding spare parts becomes a real challenge – it may seem like a new machine is the only option. But ATS procurement specialists are experts at sourcing those hard-to-find parts. We’ve licensed over 400 legacy components from a range of machine manufacturers. This helps keep vital machinery in-service and preserves capital for other needs. If the parts can’t be found, we offer 3-D printing as an innovative alternative.
Saving money, improving machine availability
As part of ATS Drive™, Supply Chain & Procurement services apply best practices to your MRO supply chain management system. Implement as a standalone program to reduce expenditures and raise mean time to repair, or combine with our other MRO asset management services to realize a greater positive impact to your manufacturing performance.