Keeping the right equipment and parts on site to repair and maintain your production equipment is a balancing act. You need to keep manufacturing running without maintaining unnecessary overhead just in case you need it.

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 operating supply (MRO) so challenging for so many businesses. DHL Supply Chain can assist with every aspect of it. 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 to reduce cost.

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DHL Supply Chain MRO Solutions

  • MRO Supply Chain Manager (LLP) including: Supply chain assessment and reengineering, Assemble and manage complementary service providers, Manage and report performance & costs of all supply chain functions
  • Transportation including: Supplier sweep, Fleet operations, Expedited transportation procurement, Dynamic and fixed route delivery inside large plants
  • Inventory including: Planning and optimization, Open bin management, Plant Storeroom management, Consignment, Project specific inventory management, Turnarounds
  • Contract Management and Procurement including: Strategic sourcing, Procure to pay, Supplier compliance programs
  • Value Added Services including: Critical spares management, Tool repair management
DHL Supply Chain MRO Solutions
  • Warehousing including: Cross docking, Order consolidation, Priority Sorting, Off and on-site storage
  • Site Logistics including: Delivery to the point of use, Receipt and put away, Tool crib management, Manned and unmanned store management, Plant turnaround support

How We Work

Case Study: Reducing MRO costs for a leading petrochemical company

A leader in the petrochemical industry wanted to streamline maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supply across the company without jeopardizing existing operations. After a detailed supply chain analysis, DHL Supply Chain designed and delivered a unique solution that met these needs and reduced on-site inventory and transportation costs.

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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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