A well run maintenance department is the sign of a well-run plant. But it is a lot more challenging to fix machines without the right parts in stock. Our storeroom management plays a major role here, but the way that we integrate into the maintenance team and customize what we do for them differentiates MPS from the competition.
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When you go to a bin, do you expect the part to be where the system says that it is in the amount that it shows? If not, then you have major problems. MPS will conduct Bin Integrity Audits to ensure that products are where they are supposed to be, and will relentlessly cycle count to guarantee that the assets we control are there.
Understand exactly where parts are going, at what frequency they are leaving, and who is getting them with MPS’s system. We capture data to mirror the way you’d like it reported. Our disbursements are customizable so that we can require department, work order, asset, requestor, or any other field.
We setup reports and dashboards to let you see storeroom activity to as broad or granular level of detail as you’d like. We’ll be looking at these reports too, looking out for trends in usage patterns so that we’re on top of changes that may be going on.
Our supplier partners provide us not only high quality parts that help you run at a high level, but they also provide us a vast wealth of knowledge to draw from. We have access to experts across a wide variety of applications and we bring them onsite to improve your performance. Our best cost savings do not come from reducing purchase price, rather they come from productivity improvements that we can only get by working alongside you.
After all of the science of storeroom management there is room for a little bit of art where the rubber meets the road. We make sure that we stay connected with your team on the plant floor because there are always things that the system just can’t tell you.
For example, you may typically change out two filters at the beginning of each month. With a short lead time, a normal Min/Max on that part would be 2/2. By working with maintenance we learn that those filters are on a critical asset, and they occasionally blow out. When that occurs you replace 12 at once. That changes things, the system will still say that two is plenty, but it makes sense to ensure that we’re stocked to cover the problem until engineering can determine the root cause.
We operate in the real world, and we enable our on-site staff to respond to those changes as necessary.