Maintenance, Repair and Operating Supplies


Effective MRO strategies are essential for reducing costs and enhancing productivity and efficiency. Good practice in implementing MRO strategies and various types of strengths and weaknesses are explained and case studies of companies that have used MRO strategies successfully are provided.

Technique Overview

Maintenance, Repair and Operating Supplies Definition

Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) supplies refer to non-strategic commodity supplies, including general industrial merchandise, standard machine tools, and spare parts required for maintenance of the capital equipment (Schneider, 2010).

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  • Albert, A. (2010) MRO Goods Prices Rise by 5 Per Cent, Supply Management, Aug 19.
  • Bragg, S.M. (2010) Cost Reduction Analysis: Tools and Strategies. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Erridge, A., Fee, R. and McIlroy, J. (2001) Best Practice Procurement: Public and Private Sector Perspectives. Gower Publishing Ltd.
  • Ferran, C. and Salim, R. (2008) Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges. Idea Group Inc.

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