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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Business Simplification: MRO is a Good Place to Start

May 3rd

Companies are always looking for ways to reduce costs; simplification of business procedures can have a direct impact on a company’s bottom line. The process of purchasing, receiving and paying for MRO parts produces Read More

Overcoming the Obstacles to Improved MRO

April 11th

In the world of MRO operations, even with multiple attempts to change, improve, increase reliability, the status quo in most plants seems to prevail. Read More

How One Manufacturing Company Established a World-class MRO Operation

March 31st

It all started with one key large company manufacturing executive proclaiming “Something must be done to improve MRO’s contribution to our business goals”. Read More

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