Using proprietary tools, Accenture collaborated with an automotive supplier on a global maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) parts classification and inventory optimization project, establishing:
A new global classification structure for MRO materials to identify existing duplicates and avoid the creation of duplicates in the future
Inventory optimization parameters and controls to improve availability rates, which it rolled out at three pilot sites
Like many others in the competitive automotive supplier industry, this company was under constant cost pressure. It identified its maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) area as an opportunity to reduce and avoid costs. The company’s Automotive Group managed more than three million MRO parts and more than 200,000 spare parts worldwide.
The MRO and spare parts were managed on a plant-by-plant basis, allowing little visibility into item data and inventory. As a result, many duplicate parts and obsolete stock remained on the system.
The company selected Accenture and its deep MRO parts life cycle management experience and proprietary tools and assets to gain greater insight and control over its parts.