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department | on the floor

hold parts on a consignment basis
 not paying too much to expedite orders
 improving your max/min process.
Also, ask these questions:
 Do you have too much safety stock
because you don't trust your process?
 Is your parts coding sufficient or is it
difficult to specify parts?
 Do you review your inventory to know
what you really have?
 Do you have a defined parts process,
but roles are not clear or ignored?
 Do you work to reduce the time that
you hold inventory (better align purchasing and usage)?
 Do you have too many stock-outs?
When stock-outs exceed about 5%, employees will start hiding away parts since
they don't trust the stockroom process.
 Do the people ordering/buying parts

have accountability for the parts budget or
a related spend metric?
 Are there too many uncontrolled parts
sitting around on the plant floor, held by
various departments? Most plants have a
parts/old machine "boneyard" for just-incase needs.
Short term, you need to buy and store
fewer MRO spare parts. Long term, you
need to put a control strategy in place to
sustain your improvements. You should
start by doing a spare-parts tally of all of
your cumulative inventory (documented
and categorized in stores and miscellaneous storage areas throughout the
facility), what's hidden away by trades/technicians, and what engineering hides away
because purchasing is using a lowest cost
versus life-cycle costing approach. Then
understand what current parts are really

Misalignment leads to increased vibration, premature seal,
belt or bearing failures and increased power consumption.
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needed based on equipment criticality,
replacement delivery times, and minimum/
maximum levels.
Company personnel with whom I have
spoken and worked in the past have been
able to reduce their spare-parts inventory
from a few million dollars to more than
$50-million dollars. Regardless of how big
your opportunity is, proper spare-parts
management can optimize uptime and
costs, while paying for your PdM/CBM
monitoring equipment and training. EP

Based in Knoxville, Klaus M. Blache
is director of the Reliability &
Maintainability Center at the Univ. of
Tennessee, and a research professor in
the College of Engineering. Contact him
at kblache@utk.edu.

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