Industrial MRO Procurement in 2016: Development Beyond Integrated Supply
A newly published in-depth report by Frank Lynn & Associates, Inc. (FL&A) looks at the Industrial MRO market, the changes in MRO purchasing behavior and the implications to manufacturers and distributors of industrial MRO products.
Corporate-led procurement programs describe systems where corporate-level personnel (as opposed to plant level personnel) are specifically tasked with managing (and typically standardizing) procurement activities and materials. Regulatory requirements and production efficiencies have caused these programs to become standard practice for managing direct materials and capital equipment. In our report, we have examined the extent to which these same initiatives are now addressing MRO materials.
The report provides an overview of the strategies manufacturers are utilizing to address the changes in industrial MRO procurement and the evolving channel structures.