Keeping the right equipment and parts on-site to repair and maintain production equipment is a balancing act. You need to keep manufacturing running while minimizing unnecessary overhead.

It’s about more than just having the right part at the right time. It’s about planning, managing inventory, coordinating deliveries from a wide variety of suppliers, having real-time visibility of every part in the pipeline, and making sure the whole complex, resource-intensive process is cost effective. This complexity is what makes maintenance, repair, and operations supplies (MRO) so challenging for so many businesses. DHL Supply Chain can assist with every aspect because ours is literally a complete MRO solution.

Identifying and eliminating indirect supply chain inefficiencies requires a close look at the processes, people, and technologies involved in the entire MRO supply chain. This initial evaluation helps to identify each component of the total cost of ownership. Our goal is to look beyond just price, and analyze less-obvious expenses, eliminate waste, and ultimately streamline the supply chain.

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DHL Supply Chain MRO Solutions

  • MRO Lead Logistics Provider - Supply chain assessment and re-engineering; assemble and manage complementary service providers; manage and report performance and costs of all supply chain functions
  • Transportation - Supplier sweep; fleet operations; expedited transportation procurement; dynamic and fixed route delivery inside large plants
  • Inventory Planning and Optimization - Open bin management; plant storeroom management; consignment; project-specific inventory management and turnarounds
  • Contract Management and Procurement - Strategic sourcing; procure-to-pay and supplier compliance programs
  • Value-Added Services - Critical spares management; tool repair management
DHL Supply Chain MRO Solutions
  • Warehousing - Cross docking; order consolidation; priority sorting; off- and on-site storage
  • Site Logistics - Delivery to the point of use; receipt and put away; tool crib management; manned and unmanned store management; plant turnaround support

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Case Study: A creative and comprehensive approach to MRO supply supports up-time goals for an oil sands producer in northern Alberta

A leading oil sands producer needed an integrated maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supply chain to meet higher production and maintenance targets. After plant and design audits, DHL Supply Chain formulated a comprehensive solution that included a new logistics network, dedicated transport, package tracking technology, and strategic procurement. This leaner supply chain improved performance, while reducing MRO stock-outs by 100%.

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Case Study: Integrated Supply Chain Improves Up-Time and Reduces Complexity for One of the World's Largest Oil Corporations

Located in the Middle East, an oil industry leader faced challenges keeping up with growing demand and maintaining control over an increasingly complex and geographically dispersed operation. Armed with strong energy-sector expertise, DHL Supply Chain designed and implemented reliable solutions for maintenance, repair and operations supplies replenishment, as well as transportation, workforce development and HSSE procedures. The customer significantly improved service levels and visibility, thereby reducing costs.

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