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Managing Surplus Maintenance, Repair and Operations Inventory

Posted by SiewMun Ha

3/29/16 12:12 PM

Surplus Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) inventory, defined as stock-on-hand in excess of maximum levels, is an unfortunate reality at many asset-intensive organizations. Surplus inventory is undesirable because it increases holding cost and also ties up scarce resources – capital, warehouse space and manpower – at the expense of items that are more urgently needed by the organization. It is not uncommon for surplus inventory to make up a significant fraction of total inventory at many organizations and, since it increases cost but not inventory performance, it represents a logical target for inventory-reduction initiatives.

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Topics: inventory management, MRO inventory

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