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Thought Leadership and the Demise of Your Third-Party MRO Outsourcing Program: Part 4

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George E. Krauter
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When one defines third-party MRO (3PMRO) success, one assumes that fundamental operations are being executed and that expectations are being met (i.e., ROI goals are surpassed} Read More

Thought Leadership and the Demise of your Third-party Outsourcing Program: Part 3

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George E. Krauter
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Parts 1 and 2 of this series outlined some the pitfalls to anticipate and to avoid when your third-party MRO (3PMRO) program is in operation. This installment continues to explain how opponents to your Read More

Thought Leadership and the Demise of your Third-Party Outsourcing Program: Part 2

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George E. Krauter
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In my first installment in this series, I pointed out how those within organizations opposed to outsourcing of the MRO function erect obstacles to success. Read More

Thought Leadership and the Demise of Your Third-party MRO Outsourcing Program

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George E. Krauter
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When one defines third-party MRO (3PMRO) success, one assumes that fundamental operations are being executed and that expectations Read More

Implementing an Integrated Supply Program…Do It Correctly or Not at All

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George E. Krauter
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Albert Einstein once said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that we used when we created them.” Recognizing that you have a problem requires that you change your present processes to achieve desired improvements. Read More

Engaging Purchasing Stakeholders: A Framework that Works

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Paulo Moretti
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The recent Deloitte Global CPO survey 2018 contained several surprising results. Foremost among them for me was the low level of purchasing engagement between businesses and functions, that is, Read More

Gaining Efficiencies from MRO Waste Reduction

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George E. Krauter
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Is there waste in your MRO management operation? Are there benefits that can be realized from increasing MRO efficiencies? You betcha on both counts. Read More

A True Story of a Real Battle: Procurement vs. Operations

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George E. Krauter
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The CEO of a large multi-plant corporation sent a memo to the procurement CPO instructing him to reduce the company’s expenditures by 22% in the coming year. The same memo was sent to the operations Read More

When it Comes to MRO, “The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same”

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George E. Krauter
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In the late sixties, there was a method of MRO supply called “Systems Contracting,” initiated and applied by the Carborundum Company who required Read More

Uncovering Obvious Procurement Cost Savings

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George E. Krauter
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Procurement is continually under pressure to find areas of cost that can be recovered or eliminated. Although the MRO spend dollars are low when compared to Read More

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