International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management

MRO Partnerships: A Case Study Members Only Content

Despite the increased attention procurement managers are giving MRO purchasing, success in managing MRO items has been limited. Increased awareness of MRO purchasing can be traced, in part, to the increased use of blanket contracts and procurement cards. However, blanket contracts and procurement cards address only one cost area of MRO purchasing, ordering, and processing costs. While firms save money through increased processing and ordering efficiencies, larger product application cost-saving opportunities in MRO purchasing lie in improving stocking, receiving, distribution, and searching activities.

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