Materials Management for Maintenance

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. 

Upcoming Public Training Dates

About this Seminar

Here’s what you can look forward to…

  • 5Better Control of Parts & Materials
  • 5Optimum Inventory
  • 5Reduced Stock-outs
  • 5Increased Storeroom Efficiency & Effectiveness
  • 5Greater than 95% Service Level
  • 5Effective Asset Management
  • 5Turning Your Storeroom Into a Profit Center

Who should attend this seminar?

  • 5Storeroom Personnel (Clerks/Supervisors/Managers)
  • 5Maintenance Planners & Schedulers
  • 5Maintenance Supervisors
  • 5Production Supervisors
  • 5Reliability Engineers
  • 5Accounting Personnel
  • 5Maintenance Managers
  • 5Directors of Maintenance
  • 5Purchasing Managers
  • 5Production Planners

    Seminar Learning Objectives:

    • 5Describe how the storeroom contributes to total process reliability
    • 5Describe world class strategic storeroom practices
    • 5Describe world class tactical storeroom processes

      Ranking Index for Maintenance Expense

    • 5Develop key performance indicators to monitor and improve service and convenience
    • 5Summarize the purpose and development of a stores stock committee
    • 5Summarize how world class storeroom practices contribute to managing the maintenance budget
    • 5Apply root cause analysis for continuous improvement and problem elimination in the storeroom
    • 5Explain how world class storerooms contribute to overall plant safety and environmental compliance
    • 5Analyze how world class storeroom physical layout practices deliver better service and convenience
    • 5Develop a world class storeroom organization


    Day 1

    The Storeroom Contribution to Total Process Reliability Strategic Practices

    • Value 9 Strategic Practices: Data Scrubbing, Critical Spares Evaluation, VMI/Consignment Inventory, Optimizing Stock Levels, Section Review
    • Improvement Opportunities
    • Supplemental Learning: Problem Solving, Monthly Budget, Materials Scrap, Salvage Value, Parts Standardization
    Day 2

    Tactical Processes

    • Value
    • 15 Tactical Processes
    • New Item Setup
    • ABC Classification
    • Cycle Counting
    • Obsolescence
    • Kitting
    • Materials PM
    • Issuing
    • Section Review
    • Improvement Opportunities
    • Supplemental Learning
    • Purchasing
    • Requisition of Materials
    • Receiving
    • Repair or Replace
    • Delivery
    • Return to Supplier
    • Return to Stock
    • Emergency Procurement

    Plan Stores Stock Committee

    • Value
    • Form
    • Charter
    • Improvement Opportunities

     Maintenance Budget Contribution

    • Making Sense of Cents
    • Storeroom Users
    • Improvement Opportunities


    Root Cause Analysis

    • Fix Forever
    • What Hits Your Radar?
    • 5 Why Analysis
    • Improvement Opportunities
    Day 3

    Safety and Environmental Practices

    • Your Plant Goals
    • Storeroom Contribution
    • Improvement Opportunities

    Storeroom Layout

    • Current State 
    • Storage Requirements 
    • Future State 
    • Improvement Opportunities 
    • Supplemental Learning
    • 5S Activities

    Storeroom Organization

    • Responsibilities
    • Process Guide
    • Business Process Description 
    • Relevance 
    • Business Process Overview 
    • Workflow 
    • RACI 
    • Activity Detail 
    • Improvement Opportunities

    Develop Your Improvement Plan

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