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  • Day 1 Conference

    20th September 2018

  • The lifecycle management of materials and spare parts is critical to all but the purest services business. What is purchased, when and in what quantities is almost always more important than the price paid. Demand managed poorly can stop operations, overinflate the balance sheet, or worse create a millstone of hidden costs. So why do so many companies under invest in materials management?

    Roger will kick off the inaugural PASA MRO conference discussing these issues, some approaches to attributing value and ideas for addressing.

  • Speed networking and market intelligence session

  • Having established why MRO management matters this panel session will explore who should own the problem! Among the issues we envisage being discussed:

    • Who is usually accountable for MRO? Is this changing?
    • MRO responsibility has often lain within an administrative role. Why is that and does it still make sense?
    • Why is “spares” often found under the finance department?
    • Should you ensure MRO is placed within your procurement and supply chain team and if so, why?

  • Rapid changes in competition, demand, technology, and regulations have made it more important than ever for organizations to be able to respond and adapt quickly.

    The key to success – or indeed survival – in this environment is enterprise agility. 

    Agility is one of the key characteristics that will help procurement functions to synchronize external and internal rates of change.

    Sandeep’s presentation will focus on how to embrace Agility and align external and internal rates of change to gain competitive advantage and influence the top line growth of business. This session will also cover topics including:  

    • How can Procurement demonstrate Agility?
    • The Four Pillars of Procurement Agility and its relevance in MRO Procurement
    • Using Agility as a tool for fostering relationships with stakeholders

    • Demand Management
      • Planned vs Unplanned demand management and the impacts on Inventory
    • Inventory Management
      • Link to the point above on planned demand vs unplanned demand
      • Costs of working capital
    • Master Data Management
      • Procurement & Sourcing Data
      • Material Master Data

  • "Smart Buildings” and “Smart Cities” are now being spoken of and acted upon all over the globe. Traditional procurement models for new buildings and refurbs haven’t really changed in hundreds of years since the industrial revolution. The only difference today is we have a bunch of tick boxes to comply with first. But cheapest price still wins. Are procurement departments goaled on lower energy and maintenance costs or lower downtime? I think not. I know not, mostly! So what’s new? Smart buildings and cities leveraging new disruptive IoT technologies. So how will this change our procurement models? Will this be for the better?

    This presentation will highlight what the new procurement models look like and the huge benefits to the corporate bottom line, both short and long term, not only from a financial perspective, but from a human productivity and global sustainability perspective.

    This cannot be missed as the disruption in this procurement space is a massive game changer happening at a city near you.

  • In sectors such as civil aviation 3D printing or additive manufacturing is increasingly being seen as an answer to the challenge of availability of critical parts. But what about in other industries? Anuja Rao, Founder and Managing Director of Select 3D, shares insights into the business benefits that 3D printing can provide to MRO, as well as providing new starter tips, if your organisation is looking at end of life plant management and obsolescence.

  • David will examine 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

  • What can we learn from the mining sector? Case studies illustrating lessons that can be learned from how the mining sector utilize technology to manage MRO.

  • 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?

  • Day 2 Workshop

    21st September 2018

  • The Problem

    Ensuring that you have the parts that you need, when you need them, without burdening you organisation with excessive spare parts inventory.

    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. 

    The Solution

    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.

    Lunch and refreshment breaks are included.