1st Edition

Maintenance Parts Management Excellence A Holistic Anatomy

By Don M. Barry Copyright 2023
    338 Pages 117 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Most successful organizations recognize Maintenance Parts and Procurement as a critical success factor to Asset Management Excellence and their fundamental supply chain value proposition. This book works as a guide to all the stakeholders that influence the success of their Maintenance Parts Operation and their enterprise’s bottom line.

    Maintenance Parts Management Excellence: A Holistic Anatomy defines the Maintenance Parts Managements role in Asset Management Excellence and expands on the importance of the Parts Inventory Planner role in an organization. It discusses how to create a unique Maintenance Parts Management Strategy for an organization and offers insights on the multiple strategies needed to create and maintain a Maintenance Parts inventory policy. The book also provides an organized overall approach to creating Maintenance Parts Management Excellence in an enterprise.

    Executives with an organization responsible for the construction, management, and disposal of all assets classes (plant, equipment, IT assets), consultants responsible for assignments associated with optimizing life cycle decisions for clients, maintenance, and reliability professionals within an organization, will benefit from this professional plus book. Upper-level undergraduate engineering students, as well as graduate students of management who focus on operations management and engineering graduate students addressing issues of maintenance and reliability engineering, may also be interested in this book.

    1. Introduction: Why Maintenance Parts Management Is Important.  2. Maintenance Parts Excellence Influences.  3. Maintenance Parts Strategy Development.  4. Organization Management in Maintenance Parts.  5. Change Enablement in Maintenance Parts.  6. Key Performance Metrics for Maintenance Parts Excellence.  7. Maintenance Parts Warehousing and Logistics.  8. Sourcing and Refurbishing Parts.  9. Inventory Planning and Policy Management.  10. Technologies Supporting Maintenance Parts Management.  11. Asset Lifecycle Alignment to Inventory Spare Parts Management.  12. Inventory Optimization Tactics in Spare Parts Management.  13. Preparing for Uber Change in Maintenance Parts Management.  14. Opportunities for Outsourcing in Maintenance Parts Management.  15. Maintenance Parts Sales.  16. An Anatomy of Maintenance Parts Management Excellence.  Appendix A1. Maintenance Parts Excellence Questionnaire.  Appendix A2. Basic Inventory Planning Replenishment Logic.  Appendix A3. Reliability-Centered Maintenance Process Description. 


    Don Barry is a Principal Consultant and thought leader for Asset Acumen Consulting Inc - supporting Risk and Reliability Strategies, Strategy consulting, Enterprise Asset Management solutions, IT and IoT in Asset Management training, and Asset Performance Management solutions. Don also supports his clients in mentoring, consulting, and teaching leading maintenance Parts management practices. Previously leading IBM Canada’s Supply Chain and Enterprise Asset Management Practice (for 15 years), as well as the Global Lead for IBM’s Asset Management Center of Competency and as an Associate Partner, Don is an expert at creating distribution process improvements and developing inventory reduction strategies with increased service levels. He specializes in solving asset management, distribution, and asset re-utilization business problems. His in-depth experience includes world-class inventory optimization, re-utilization techniques, and leading the coordination of many service business mergers and divestitures. He has over 44 years in service delivery support systems and application development, including three years in field service management and 15 years directly in business process development and supply chain management.