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Event Overview

Frustrated by problems with spare parts availability? Concerned that you have spent too much money but still can’t seem to get what you need, when you need it? Not sure which ‘best practices’ will actually make a difference?

This two-day special event will give your organization the insight to gain greater control of your MRO and spare parts inventory spend, address your key issues with MRO and spare parts inventory management and unlock the significant hidden costs-savings associated with MRO procurement.

This unique, specialized, and focused conference examines issues such as who should own and control MRO and spare parts, why most companies underestimate its importance, and how to develop a good MRO strategy that can improve your bottom line.

This conference answers the fundamental question of ‘How can procurement, spare parts management, maintenance, and service professionals work together to deliver the right spare parts to provide to customers, production and operations at the right time to reduce downtime and ultimately reduce costs?’


Key Issues Covered

Conference highlights include insights into:

• Who should be accountable for MRO and why
• Data governance that enables you to leverage your MRO data to greater effect
• The impact of the Internet of Things on MRO and spare parts management
• The importance of both hard and soft skills to deliver real results
• Demand forecasting in an operations and maintenance planning environment
• Agile procurement and why it is important in the MRO space
• The pitfalls within your ERP system
• Mobile technology offering improved reaction times for on-site maintenance
• How to create a best in class MRO and spare parts management strategy

Over two, content filled days you will hear from industry leaders about hard-won lessons learnt and case studies highlighting the ‘pitfalls’ and ‘wins ‘realised by tried and tested MRO strategies.

Reasons to Attend

This event is designed to provide you with the information that you need to achieve your MRO and spare parts inventory management goals.
You should attend this conference if you want to:

• Reduce your MRO and spare parts inventory spend and capital investment
• Improve forecasting and parts availability
• Establish management frameworks that will improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of your MRO and spare parts management
• Improve communications between the key stakeholders in your MRO and spare parts management processes
• Avoid the pitfalls that stop companies from achieving their goals
• Learn about and achieve best practice in MRO and spare parts management
• Develop an MRO and spare parts management strategy that will enable you to take control of your inventory

Who Should Attend

Supervisors, Heads of Departments, 2 IC’s, Managers, General Managers, Senior Managers, Directors and Assistant directors, Vice Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents, Presidents as well as Engineers and Executives from all Industry Sectors in the following key areas of:

• Spares Management
• Materials Planning
• Supply Chain & in-bound Supply Chain
• Operations Management
• Inventory Management & Warehousing
• Quality Control
• Asset management
• Procurement & In-direct Spend Categories
• Finance
• Logistics
• Commercial
• Material Planning
• Maintenance & engineering

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  • Day 1 Conference

    5th June 2018

  • 09.00 - 09.05

  • 10.40 - 11.10
    Standardising, governing, enriching, finding, and leveraging MRO Master Data across the enterprise.

  • 11.10 - 11.50
    This panel session will explore the fundamental questions: • Where does Procurement fit in? • Who is accountable for MRO? • Why is MRO responsibility, buying and control often placed within an administrative role? • Are you in control of MRO? • Why is “Spares” often under the finance department? • How do you ensure MRO is placed within your supply chain team to guarantee the optimisation of your company's operations? • What the best approach when procuring MRO supplies when they are not managed by the enterprise resource planning tool (ERP), materials resource planning system (MRP) or warehouse management system (WMS).

  • 11.50 - 12.20

  • 12.20 - 12.50
    As manufacturing continues to embrace the Internet of Things, how will intelligent machinery affect MRO and procurement’s ability to collaborate with an MRO provider? To be responsive to daily operational challenges as well as the broader set of strategic challenges, manufacturers need to leverage new technologies, innovate and find ways to achieve better outcomes in productivity, profitability, customer experience and safety. Today, IoT capabilities in industrial and manufacturing settings are enabling organisations to collect and share exponentially more operational and maintenance data in real time than previously available. Praveen will outline the key to developing the right approach that would allow you to leverage this real time data to improve your MRO planning, processes and outcomes.

  • 13.50 - 14.20
    Agile procurement or procurement agility. What do we mean by it and why is it important within the MRO space? In this session, you will address key questions such as: • Is procurement slowing the process of agility • What is the role of procurement • What should procurement’s main driver or focus be? • How to incorporate agility into stakeholder engagement strategies?

  • 14.20 - 14.50

  • 15.50 - 16.20
    David will co-present with Aurizon examining how to align the technical complexity in managing MRO and the supply chain or asset strategy with the required level of leadership, engagement and communication in the organisation to drive the desired change. He will outline how to ensure customer or downstream demand and planning cycles really do capture demand and align with activity planning. This session will explore: • What soft skills are important and why • What hard technical’s are needed and what isn't • How to engage the organisation

  • 16.20 - 16.50
    In this panel discover what types of systems are out there to help manage MRO and how effective are they? This session will examine fundamental aspects such as: • The pitfalls and wins within the ERP system, does yours ‘speak the right language?” or are you actively holding stock to be risk averse? • What Mobile technology out there is offering improved reaction times and the capability for immediate on-site maintenance? • How and why are Mobile apps increasingly becoming part of a fully integrated MRO information system? • What flexible “Punch- out catalogue systems” are available and how well do they integrate?

  • 16.50 - 16.55

  • Day 2 Workshop

    6th June 2018

  • 08.30 - 14.30
    The bottom line with MRO and spare parts management is this: you need to ensure that you have sufficient control of your spare parts inventory to be confident that you have the parts that you need, when you need them, without excess expenditure. Achieving this requires that you put in place several key management processes and decision-making tools. Easier said than done. Companies attempting this are constantly frustrated by problems with spare parts availability. They are concerned that they spend too much money but still can’t seem to get what they need, when they need it. In addition, they are not sure which ‘best practices’ will actually make a difference. Putting in place a best in class MRO and spare parts management strategy doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems – just as long as you know how. In this one-day workshop, Phillip Slater will show you exactly what is required to implement a best in class MRO and spare parts management strategy. By attending this workshop, you will learn: • Why spare parts are different to other types of inventory • The standard inventory management techniques that just don’t work with MRO and spare parts • The five best practices that have been shown to make a demonstrable difference to spare parts management outcomes • The difference between critical equipment and critical spare parts • How to identify critical spare parts based on both operational and machine criticality • How to use a criticality matrix to determine holding requirements • How to determine which critical spare parts you really need to stock (and which ones you don’t) • How to set the Re-order Point (ROP) and Re-Order Quantity (ROQ) without expensive software, using techniques that can be applied by anyone, at any time The workshop will be interactive with case studies, worked examples and plenty of time for your questions. At the end of this session you will know: • What to focus on to make the greatest gains in performance • How to identify critical spare parts and how to manage them • How to set your ROP without extensive data analysis • How to set your ROQ using logic and a little know-how By attending this workshop, you will learn everything that you need to know to develop and implement a best in class MRO and spare parts management strategy.

  • 14.30 - 15.30
    Following the two- day conference Phillip Slater will be on hand to help answer any remaining questions that you have.


Pricing and Discounts

Full Two day conference – $1495+ GST
PASA CONNECT member rate full two day conference – $747.50 + GST

Day one only – $995 + GST
PASA CONNECT member rate day one only – $497.50 + GST

Day two workshop only – $695 + GST
PASA CONNECT Day two workshop only – $347.50 + GST


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Sponsorship Opportunities

To discuss which sponsorship opportunities would be best for you contact:

Nigel Pretty
0490 802 734

Vanessa Preece
0490 803 313


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