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Materials Management for Maintenance Overview

Maintenance organizations need the right material, in the proper quantity, at the right time. If these basic conditions are not met, your maintenance effort will be ineffective. In this era of downsized industrial operations, careless material accountability is not an option. Companies typically have several hundred to several million dollars worth of parts in a maintenance storeroom, "just in case". This is clearly a very costly practice.

The availability of better data and refined control measures will help. In addition, maintenance and material control personnel have a joint responsibility and plant profitability. These days, they have no choice but to work together. Making maintenance resources more productive requires effective planning methods, organizational structures and techniques for optimum management and control of maintenance inventory.

Here's What You Can Look Forward To...

  • Better Control of Parts & Materials
  • Optimum Inventory
  • Reduced Stock-outs
  • Increased Storeroom Efficiency & Effectiveness
  • >95% Service Level
  • Effective Asset Management
  • Turning Your Storeroom Into a Profit Center

  • Express high level knowledge of the difference between typical and World Class Inventory Management
  • Demonstrate the importance of accurate Equipment Bill of Materials
  • Explain tactical processes required for an efficient and effective work control program to be applied at your site
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of optimizing the overall MRO Stores operation in support of Maintenance Excellence
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of MRO storeroom operations in support of reliability
  • Recognize benchmark metrics you can use to measure your operations and drive the right behaviors
  • Develop an action plan for improvement using the 9 Phase Implementation Process methodology

Who Should Attend This Seminar?

  • Storeroom Personnel(Clerks/Supervisors/Managers)
  • Maintenance Planners & Schedulers
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Production Supervisors
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Directors of Maintenance
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Production Planners

Materials Management for Maintenance Seminar Content

Introduction to World Class Inventory Management

In order to understand where you need to be, it’s important first to understand where you are; in this topic we’ll discuss the current state of the typical maintenance storeroom, and give a brief overview of the 15 tactical and the 9 strategic best practices

Tactical Processes

“Tactical” Processes are the foundation of any MRO Storeroom operation; without them, it is difficult, if not impossible, to maintain an effective and efficient storeroom; this topic provides a more detailed review of the key Tactical Processes...
  • New Item Set-Up
  • ABC Classification
  • Cycle Counting
  • Obsolescence
  • Kitting
  • Purchasing
  • Materials Lay-Up Program

Strategic Practices

Once the basic processes of materials management are in place and consistently followed, the next step to a World Class Storeroom Operation are the “Strategic” Processes...
  • Data Scrubbing
  • Critical Spares
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Reorder Point/EOQ/OOR
  • Problem Solving

Optimization of Operations

Optimizing your Storeroom Operations takes the storeroom into the next realm of efficiency...
  • 5S
  • Equipment Bill of Materials
  • CMMSs
  • Storeroom Layout
  • Barcoding
  • RFID

Storeroom Metrics

Track your progress through key storeroom metrics...
  • Inventory Turns
  • Inventory Turns
  • Inventory Accuracy
  • Etc.


In this last topic, we'll have extensive discussion and creation of a “future state” model; creating Responsible, Accountable, Support, Inform (RASI) charts [Responsible, Accountable, Support (Communicate), Informed]; Step Definitions, etc. that you’ll be able to take back to begin your journey toward a Sustainable World Class Storeroom Operation!

Course Instructors

Hank Bardel

Mr. Bardel is a maintenance consultant whose thirty plus years in the maintenance field includes a broad range of experience from entry-level electrical technician to maintenance supervision and management. Most recently, Hank served as a TPM Coordinator, where he trained and instituted Equipment Improvement Teams and trained approximately 70 shift crews on the 5S process. Mr. Bardel’s work experience includes an eight-year stint in the United States Air Force, where he gained much experience in electronics, general...Read More

Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith is an experienced maintenance and manufacturing engineer with over thirty-seven years of experience in engineering maintenance, electrical/instrument field, maintenance supervision, safety management and area operations. As maintenance supervisor for E.I. Dupont, Glenn was responsible for developing and implementing preventive/predictive maintenance schedules and developing planning/scheduling metrics and cost metrics. Mr. Smith had supervisory responsibilities over approximately 36 employees, as well as managing a $3 million budget. Having served as a planner/scheduler for over eight years, Glenn is able to cover the "nuts and bolts" of P&S in an easy to understand, step-by-step manner... Read More

Len Novak

Len Novak is an Electrical Engineer whose 38 year professional career has involved a broad range of maintenance management projects. He specializes in Maintenance Inventory and Storeroom control, having led the MRO effort that reduced the facility Inventory by $9.4 million over 4 years. Len continuously identified and evaluated plant maintenance operations using data from the CMMS. As the Project Manager, Len identified and documents all tasks required to successfully bring a plant through the CMMS conversion. He was asked to lead... Read More

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Blog Posts

Becoming 'YOUR BEST' Maintenance Supervisor
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:13:00 GMT
Before your storeroom can be efficient, it must first be effective
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:36:00 GMT
Introduction to World Class Inventory Management
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:15:00 GMT


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