One way to reduce the cost of MRO procurement is to automate the process
RS ConnectPoint® has been developed to offer a fast, convenient route to structured MRO procurement – and it has come into its own during the pandemic
There are a number of significant benefits to introducing eProcurement into your organisation – firstly, it frees up employee time, so if you can utilise your resources in a better way to improve time management, you will see a drop in overall procurement costs, which directly affects your bottom line.
Procurement teams and engineers face several challenges regarding the maintenance, repair and operation of their organisation’s assets and facilities. The supply chain for indirect materials is complex due to the number of stakeholders involved, a fragmented supply base and the number of products that are split across categories. In addition, there is constant pressure from senior management to reduce costs.
The UK arm of this diagnostic imaging and healthcare equipment business is looked after by around 250 field engineers. While a manufacturing plant is likely to have its own dedicated stores area and personnel, field engineers have no central facility to rely on.
Having the right parts - on time and in full - to maintain assets and keep lines running is critical not only to the productivity of the plant, but the viability of the overall business.