George E. Krauter

George Krauter, former founder and president of Industrial Systems Assoc. [I.S.A.] has retired as vice president of Synovos.

Currently, he has initiated, "George Krauter Consulting [GKC]"  for effective reliability and cost recovery for consumers  of MRO materials. George is a recognized authority on the management of the MRO supply chain and support for maintenance reliability programs. His book, "OUTSOURCING MRO...FINDING A BETTER WAY" is available from Amazon and from Reliability Web.com.

He is published in Uptime, Modern Distribution Management, and Supply and Demand Chain Executive. George has conducted seminars across North America, in Europe, and in the U.A.R. as well as a guest speaker at Temple U., Howard U., Duke, and MIT.

George is a graduate of Temple University; he lives with his wife, Joyce, in Bucks County, PA. All grand kids live within eating distance. He can be reached anytime:   georgekrauter@comcast.net.

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How the Wisdom of Winston Churchill Can be Applied to MRO Efficiency Improvement

March 2nd

Winston Churchill once said “Things do not get better by being let alone. Unless they are adjusted, the explode with a shattering detonation.” How apt these sentences are when considering the current state of most maintenance, repair and operations supply… Read More

Time to Revisit the Costly Ways that MRO Suppliers are Selected

February 16th

Now is the time of the year when procurement managers are asked for plans to reduce "costs" for the year. Most MRO procurement departments are measured Read More

Batter up! How MRO has Much to Learn from Baseball

February 16th

Tom Hanks said that there is no crying in baseball; there is a lot of crying in the world of MRO. Read More

How Procurement Can Directly Impact Overall Plant Reliability and Performance

February 16th

Break/fix approaches to asset management, are evolving more and more towards Condition Based Maintenance (CBM). CBM implies “Conditional Probability of Failure” which is the probability that an asset failure will occur Read More

MRO: The Top Two Frequently Asked Questions

February 2nd

There are many questions raised concerning how the MRO supply chain should be controlled and how potential values can be released. “Should our MRO supply chain be outsourced to MRO storeroom experts to cut costs and increase Read More

An MRO Wish List for the New Year

December 29th

Looking back at the year that has just flown by, procurement managers have much to be proud of…and some challenges to be frustrated about. One area of concern is MRO. On average Read More

Maintenance and OEM Strategies Surrounding Price and Reliability Costs

December 10th

OEM’s publish data that directs the users of their products on how to maintain those products; however, many do not have the experience of actually maintaining the equipment they have sold. Read More

Outsourcing of Indirect Spend Dollars is Common Practice. Why is MRO Different?

November 21st

Total spend in manufacturing facilities can be placed into three categories: materials for production; projects for capital investments; and parts and services for indirect expenditures. Although there seems to be a dearth of information regarding percenta… Read More

Tips for Navigating Productivity-inhibiting MRO Supply Chain Silos

November 9th

Conflicting goals within the silos of the ERP/EAM process are disrupting overall MRO productivity. To address the issue, the problem first needs to be acknowledged and then solutions Read More

Unit Price or TCO: Which Best Defines Optimum MRO Cost Recovery?

October 27th

Does optimum maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) cost recovery come from reductions in unit price or from decreases in total cost of ownership (TCO)? In many cases, Read More

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