Storeroom Reset Program
A Customer had several decentralized storerooms that were cluttered, not labeled and combined new and used parts. They had no inventory database and no organized method for ordering spare parts, resulting in either too much or not enough inventory to support their maintenance requirements. Oftentimes, the Customer experienced significant machine downtown due to a lack of spare parts on site. They needed organization, control over their inventory and a process for ordering supplies.
Martin Integrated Supply reviewed the current state of the Customer’s storeroom, inventory management and purchasing processes, then collaborated with the Maintenance and Operations leadership to develop a plan and timeline to operate more efficiently. The storeroom was relocated to a centralized area providing fast and easy access to parts. The inventory was cataloged, organized, and labeled. Spare parts were assigned to specific machines providing the Customer a master database enhancing their preventive maintenance processes.
With better controls and visibility of the inventory, plant productivity increased, machine downtime was reduced and the Customer increased production to meet the needs of their Customers. Better defined processes in the storeroom allowed the plant to capture more effective consumption data tied specifically to work orders and equipment allowing for more data-driven decisions. Additionally, the storeroom was easier to navigate and reduced the time maintenance technicians spent looking for parts and supplies while creating more efficient transactions to replenish parts when needed. By starting with the Storeroom Reset and deploying better processes around inventory management, the Customer had the right parts, at the right time and in the right quantity.
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Martin Corporate Headquarters
125 North Court Street
Florence, AL 35630
P: (800) 828-8116