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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An MRO Alert…Is Your MRO Where It Should Be?

April 30th

MRO excellence is for the customer. MRO storerooms are designed to manage inventory to ensure that service levels remain high and cost of goods remain low. But are they a good investment? Read More

Tell….Don't Ask (Part 2)

April 6th

Re-Engineering the 3PMRO Selection Process Read More

Tell.... Don't ask

March 25th

The RFP/ RFQ process for finding a third-party MRO service provider is a lengthy one. But it doesn’t have be that way. Read More

Supplier responsibility vs. client’s benefits

March 11th

Premise: Should a distributor that supplies the majority of its client’s spend offer additional client benefits that could increase the distributor’s sales revenue but decrease net profit percent? Read More

It's 2011: Where's your MRO inventory?

February 12th

It continues to amaze me that companies big and small, well known and obscure, cannot give an accurate figure of what they spend and/or of the value of their MRO inventory. Read More

Selecting a supplier? Cost vs price

February 9th

There is a change taking place in the world of MRO in that total cost of wwnership (TCO) considerations are becoming the focus of supplier selections. Although factors other than price are stated to have value in supplier selection, low unit price still is… Read More

There are no dumb questions

February 9th

Let’s say corporate purchasing of a major company has been charged by management with cutting MRO costs. Through a series of evaluations of cost-cutting opportunities, corporate purchasing determined that the total cost of MRO represented “low hanging frui… Read More

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