Rotable & Repairable Parts Planning & Optimization module released by Syncron
Syncron, a leading provider of solutions for Service Parts Planning and Service Parts Pricing has released a sophisticated Rotables Planning module to handle planning and optimization of rotable and repairable parts inventory. The new module is designed to support primarily the aerospace, transportation, heavy engineering and heavy equipment industries.
In repair environments, parts rotate from the field, into repair, and back to the warehouse in a cyclical process. Such parts are normally known as rotables or repairables. The Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) supply chain planning process that controls the flow of these parts is more complex and challenging than traditional Service Parts Planning but provides the opportunity for lower costs and increased profitability for aftermarket operations. The MRO supply chain should be integrated and provide visibility of serviceable and unserviceable parts between the repair shop, supplier, warehouse and customer.
Syncron Rotables Planning optimizes parts across the different nodes of the MRO supply chain with automatic forecasting and scheduling for repair the unserviceable parts. Repair orders and supplier orders are created using the forecasted demand of serviceable parts at the warehouse and replenishment parameters that includes the repair lead time and the supplier lead time. Repair orders and supplier orders are initiated in the timeliest manner to minimize inventory values without impacting service levels.
Deutsch Bahn AG, the German national railway operator, is the first active user of Rotables Planning as part of its Syncron Global Inventory Management solution handling over 600,000 SKUs.
“Rotable and repairable parts inventory planning has a level of complexity that means many businesses see it as a detached process” said Erik Lindholm, Head of Product Development at Syncron. “Syncron Rotables Planning gives you the ability to optimize repairable parts inventory alongside service parts in a much more efficient and coordinated process.”
For more information please contact:
Erik Lindholm, Head of Product Management at Syncron
Mobile: +46 (0)70 982 22 44
Daniel Aston, Syncron
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