MRO Inventory Services overview

MRO Inventory Optimization Services helps you optimize your maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) inventory. Our services help businesses make informed decisions to optimize MRO inventories, increase service levels and minimize unplanned downtime — all of which can free up millions of dollars of working capital and positively impact your bottom line performance.?

We help implement our proprietary MRO Inventory Optimization SaaS offering that provides an accurate, granular view of MRO inventory performance, and delivers optimized recommendations for inventory and reorder levels for each stock item.

Benefits

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Cut MRO inventory-related costs by up to USD 60 million or more1

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Reduce unplanned asset downtime by up to 50% by having the right maintenance spares in stock2

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Realize up to?40% efficiency improvements across?inventory analysts1

Forrester findings

Forrester conducted a Total Economic Impact??(TEI) study to examine the?potential return on investment (ROI) for enterprises deploying IBM’s MRO Inventory?Optimization. The research found organizations have achieved 8% overall decline in inventory value, 20% savings?in inventory carrying costs, and?an?ROI of 149%.

MRO for industries

Utilities

Reduce inventory-related costs while enhancing reliability, compliance and customer service.

Oil and gas

MRO Inventory Optimization optimizes asset performance, safety and reliability.

Mining

MRO Inventory Optimization helps customers unearth significant savings and increase up time.

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Transportation

The right MRO spares inventory can reduce expenses while keeping products moving.

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Petrochemical

Companies operate profitably, efficiently and safely by keeping costs low and service levels high.

Manufacturing

MRO Inventory Optimization reduces downtime and improves efficiencies by having the right spares on hand.

Client stories for MRO solutions

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Large global oil and gas company

  • Reduced MRO working capital by 10 percent within six months of implementation
  • Lowered global?inventory levels by at least another 10 percent for three years in a row
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US Utility

  • Achieved net improvement in MRO inventory costs of?USD 25 million
  • Brought 10 percent inventory growth rate down to zero
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One of world's largest mining companies

  • Rolled out global solution across more than 120 sites
  • Handled over USD two billion in total inventory management

Talk to us about getting started

Our?MRO Inventory Optimization solution and vast portfolio of services?can help jumpstart your MRO inventory optimization?journey. Click below?to start.

1Forrester TEI study, “The Total Economic Impact? Of IBM? Maximo? MRO Inventory Optimization.” May 2019?

2Aberdeen Group, "The Importance of Inventory Optimization and MRO." July 2015