MRO

By Michael Levans · March 1, 2015
Considering that MHI is expecting more than 35,000 warehouse, distribution and logistics professionals at ProMat 2015 in Chicago this month, there’s a good chance that you’re reading this column while taking a break from walking the show floor—which just so happens to be the largest in the trade show’s 30-year history.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2015
For years the materials handling industry has focused on providing great solutions for customers. Maintenance services are quickly becoming the next area of focus.
By Colleen Molko · March 1, 2015
A national certification for supply chain technicians with the right skills to maintain today’s automated materials handling systems is around the corner.
By Bridget McCrea · March 1, 2015
Modern Material Handling’s first-annual Maintenance Study reveals fairly high adoption rates for automated warehouse systems and an ongoing need for quality maintenance support and skilled technicians to manage these setups.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2015
Today’s highly automated systems demand technicians with new skills and new training. The industry is beginning to respond.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
New fleet maintenance practices see users and service providers working together to identify and reduce each lift truck’s total cost of ownership.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2015
Modern asks Brian Lentz from Swisslog a few questions about MRO and technician training.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 12, 2015
The challenges of omni-channel fulfillment, the importance of software and the importance of technicians were top of mind at SDI's annual conference.
By MMH Staff · December 9, 2014
Internet of Things capabilities allow for timely and proactive preventive maintenance and operational improvement practices.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Four companies share how they successfully connected the data points to streamline their operations.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
RFID-based portal delivers automatic tracking tool for greater accountability and less waste.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
For years the materials handling industry has focused on providing great solutions for its customers. Maintenance services are the next area of focus.
By Michael Levans · September 1, 2014
This month in Modern, Trebilcock gives us his next Big Picture, one that represents a logical progression based on automation’s unmistakable importance in our new world. He digs into the emerging best practice of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) in materials handling.
By MMH Staff · April 1, 2013
In many organizations, maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) inventory accounts for a significant slice—as much as 40 percent—of the annual procurement budget. Yet it is still not managed with the level of rigor typically applied to production inventory. There are five basic practices that can quickly close the gap with best practices in MRO inventory management.

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