Strategic MRO: A Roadmap for Transforming Assets into Competitive Advantage, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Strategic MRO

A Roadmap for Transforming Assets into Competitive Advantage, 1st Edition

By Stephen L. Pearce, Richard L. MacInnes

Productivity Press

336 pages

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Hardback: 9781563272936
pub: 2003-05-16
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Strategic MRO: A Roadmap for Transforming Assets into Competitive Advantage combines the concepts of enterprise asset management and the associated maintenance, repair, and operating/overhaul (MRO) materials supply chain. It introduces the breakthrough Demand Supply Compression (DSC) methodology, which guides an organization's thinking and doing as it seeks performance improvement. Like Lean, DSC provides a practical path forward by changing a mind frame and the way in which work is performed.

Focused on achieving a future perfect and guided by meaningful principles, organizations will learn to apply compression strategies to drive out waste, time, and non-value adding activities from their strategic MRO practices.

Strategic MRO utilizes case studies from a wide variety of businesses to demonstrate strategic MRO practices and implementation — It can be successfully applied to any business where maximizing return on assets is critical to success.

This is much more than a maintenance management or supply chain book because it encompasses both asset management and supply chain practices — Strategic MRO will transform your assets into a strategic advantage.


"Finally a no-nonsense guide for plant management that thoroughly explains how properly managed assets and supply chains bring real value and cost savings into an organization. This book describes in great detail how to turn Strategic MRO into a competitive advantage — not in theory, but by practical application of solid business practices."

Ned Meyer, Director, Business Development, MRO Direct, Inc. 06/01/04

"…Some finer points in the book include a manager's need to learn how to classify assets and demand criticality to manage MRO effectively….this book is strongly recommended for providing a new frontier for the practitioners and students of supply chain and MRO management to investigate and master for their competitive advantage"

Quality Progress Magazine, December 2004 Issue, 12/01/04

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 — MRO: The Strategic Imperative

Chapter 2 — Channel Dynamics

Chapter 3 — Islands of Pain

Chapter 4 — Demand Supply Compression: Guiding Principles

Chapter 5 — Define the Value Stream

Chapter 6 — Connect the Asset to the Value Stream

Chapter 7 — Connect the Demand to the Asset

Chapter 8 — Connect Supply to Demand: Labor

Chapter 9 — Connect Supply to Demand: Materials

Chapter 10 — Information Technology Connectivity

Chapter 11 — Program Management

Chapter 12 — Solution After Next


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control