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MRO Storeroom Control and Optimization

Course Overview

Maintenance, repair, and operations, or MRO, has a major impact on the company’s performance. It primarily includes all the processes and activities performed by the facility to ensure that all equipment within the facility remains in good condition. Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) is an entire field of study. Nothing else a business does matters if it fails to execute on MRO. You can’t deliver value amid downtime, stockouts, or safety incidents.

The efficient management of spare parts and inventory can reduce downtime, improve productivity, and ultimately increase profits. It’s important to ensure that all facilities and equipment remain in good condition. From maintaining simple hand tools to large machinery, the MRO crew is responsible for making sure that there are no untimely delays due to equipment being out of stock or breaking down due to lack of maintenance.  

Why is mro important?

MRO plays a critical role in making sure that the company is able to perform day to day operations without any issues. The materials and supplies that are required to maintain the equipment and infrastructure are also a part of MRO. 

But, since these materials or supplies aren’t treated as raw materials, they are considered indirect costs, even though they are used in production (though aren’t actually a part of the final product). 

Companies that don’t control their MRO costs can end up losing profitability. MRO is generally very important for a company’s long-term business prospects as it can help companies reduce their production expenditure by a significant margin.

Controlling MRO expenditure can allow companies to:

  • Improve profitability
  • Ensure employee safety
  • Improve operational efficiency by reducing downtime
  • Improve production and productivity 


A 2-day training course designed to assist MRO Storeroom Operations with achieving maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Attendees will learn new methods and techniques to gain an under- standing of best practices for well-organized Materials Management.
Attendees will benefit from our interactive and adult learning techniques, while also receiving a firsthand understanding at developing a world-class storeroom operation. Regardless of your level of expertise, this course will provide you with the framework and tools to develop and deploy a best- in class MRO program and take full advantage of the best practices and strengths of your organization.
Course Objective:
  • Discuss the materials management challenges that organizations are facing
  • Identify the key element of materials management
  • Discuss how Materials Management supports the overall goals & objectives for maintenance reliability
  • Discover the characteristics and steps involved in effective materials management processes
  • Describe the basic steps involved in implementing effective Inventory Control best practices
  • Identify contributors to total cost of materials
  • Practice techniques to manage inventory investment
  • Understand the standard set of basic materials man- agement key performance indicators
  • Develop an inventory/investment management pro- cesses Action Plan

Course Format

This course will be held in a highly interactive workshop format with case studies and real-world examples. The material has been designed using Adult Learning Methodology that believes the ideal ratio for optimum learning and retention is 60%/40%:

60% – blended combination of discussion, practical exercises, simulations, and case studies

40% – material/slides

Participants will engage in interactive exercises and discussions throughout the course to ensure the material is not only taught, but can also be applied. Limited class size (15-20 participants) is strictly enforced to enhance individual learning experiences and interaction with the instructor and other participants.

Course Material

All attendees will receive a hard copy of the course material and a USB containing examples of forms, tools, etc. to take back for use at their organization.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Materials Management
  • Materials Management Overview
  • Storeroom Tactical Processes
  • Strategic Practices for storeroom operations
  • Work Planning Overview
  • Lean Concepts
  • Storeroom Layout
  • Key Performance Indicators

Who Should Attend

MRO Storeroom Control was designed specifically for individuals participating in or aspiring towards the following:

By Job Title:

  • Storeroom Manager
  • Maintenance Planners
  • Storeroom Supervisors
  • MRO Storeroom Attendants
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Operations Supervisors
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Purchasing Supervisors
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Plant Management