Lean Planning in a Service Spares Environment
Lean supply chain planning in a service spares environment introduces the philosophy of eliminating nonessential tasks from the service spares management process and focuses on just the operations that create value for the end customer, resulting in a leaner service spares supply chain and a more efficient organisation.
REL’s supply chain professionals are trained in lean supply chain planning principles and work to help organizations dramatically slash costs and waste, all while driving overall efficiencies by minimizing inventory risks through the dynamic sizing of service spares inventory.
Unlike a conventional planning system, lean planning introduces the concept of dynamic sizing of service spares inventory in relation to real-time demand characteristics. Instead of a traditional planning system that takes long-term inventory positions, lean planning can dramatically reduce the pressures to carry extensive inventory, thus eliminating the risks of inventory obsolescence or last-time purchasing requirements.
Lean supply chain planning systems from REL can bring to the service spares environment:
- Just-in-time delivery practices
- New buy and loss avoidance metrics
- The integration of operational and fiscal metrics
- Market intelligence
- Dynamic procurement and liquidation networks
- Strategic reintroduction techniques
To learn more about lean planning in service spares management and how reverse supply chain solutions from REL can help manage and reduce inventory sizing concerns, resulting in a lean supply chain.