Spare Parts System Implementation (China)
Our client located in China was struggling with running their MRO (Maintenance-Repair-Operations) warehouse. The aim was to develop a system to maximize efficiency to manage the spare parts.
We first define the current situation and target. Then, the 5S methodology is used to eliminate useless and obsolete materials. By implementing this technique, we rearrange the useful material, define the policies for stock management, and classify spare parts according to importance.
We successfully freed valuable warehousing space, 50% of shelves would be free after the implementation of this project. Then, the client also receives a way of organizing inventory, and this was done through labeling with location codes. As a result, this will allow for a faster and easier search for items. Finally, the spare parts per each machine were defined, and included in the WMS. They have been cataloged into a handbook on the wall located at the front of each row. The handbooks ensure taking less time to retrieve any part from shelves.