Shop Floor Productivity, Cycle Times and Throughput Depend on Materials
Much care is given to the development of a maintenance schedule, balancing events with capacity and resources. Similar effort is expended determining a material plan that balances the trade-off of inventory investment and level of service. At issue - these plans often develop independently of one another. This can lead to work stoppages on the shop floor that drive down productivity and throughput, unnecessarily extending cycle times.
MRO Profitability Depends on Parts Optimization
Work throughput, cycle times and schedule adherence are fundamental to a successful MRO. Your customers make critical decisions counting on your schedule adherence, while your profitability is based upon turnaround or cycle times and throughput projections.
The greatest risk to shop floor disruptions is parts availability. A technology solution that can simultaneously plan for total requirements including scheduled and unscheduled materials is the ultimate counter to that risk.
Reduced Cycle Times and Schedule Adherence Are a Competitive Advantage
MRO customers readily trade off lowest cost for shorter cycle times. Coordinating maintenance schedules with material plans dramatically reduces shop floor disruptions, thereby increasing throughput and schedule adherence and reducing average cycle times.
A unified materials plan maximizes your competitiveness by aligning your enterprise. Turnaround time and on-time delivery is a competitive advantage that will drive incremental business and higher profitability with no change to shop floor process.
Synchronization of the maintenance scheduling process with materials planning has two critical benefits: the avoidance of late delivery penalties and rewards for superior supplier performance. The resulting integrated plan eliminates silos within the organization.