Spare parts: The Key Operational Assets
Spare parts are essential operational assets to minimize unexpected equipment downtimes that could influence a company’s profits. The Spare parts supply chain network supports complete spare parts operations management and is vital to accomplish the intended objectives.
What is an SPL?
SPL, i.e., Spare Parts Logistics, is planned logistics in the event of component failure. Due to the high downtime costs caused by relevant components failing in machines, production facilities, or medical equipment, spare parts logistics must ensure the seamless and prompt supply of spare parts.
The logistics managers must efficiently plan the supply chain (SCM) in after-sales services.
SPL must make it possible for him to do so. An SPL makes possible the cost-effective and plannable distribution of precisely the fitting spare parts from the aftermarket to dealers and on-site service specialists. The right parts arrive when and where they are needed based on demand.
We are grappling with a world changed by COVID-19
Governments, local communities, health, and educational institutions, as well as families and companies, are faced with tough decisions due to the pandemic: How can I safely reopen?
The global supply system is still sputtering and failing in the wake of the pandemic. Every day, news arrives of congested ports, misplaced shipping containers, record freight prices, and other issues that cause inconvenience and defy simple solutions.
How will the spare parts delivery service look in the post-Covid era?
Like any other walk of life, COVID-19 has changed how spare parts delivery service used to be. So, it is likely that staff members would not be monitoring a company’s entrances or waiting in nearby cubicles to welcome drivers and accept deliveries of crucial spare parts.
Since Covid-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020, things have been this way. At that time, 88% of the firms worldwide surveyed by Gartner Inc. either made remote work mandatory or strongly promoted it.
Nowadays, because the sites and buildings lack staff, businesses will frequently appoint a technician or employee to appear on-site at a specified time and only for as long as it takes to receive spare parts delivery.
As a result, high-tech OEMs, i.e., original equipment manufacturers, require a supply chain partner with a broad range of customizable service delivery alternatives to meet the needs of end customers. The urge for efficiency drives the demand for premium same-day deliveries.
Role of our Network modeling service in the supply chain for spare parts
As a leading service parts logistics service, we offer a range of solutions that go far beyond the supply of replacement parts. Network modeling, which combines geographic mapping and data analytics to produce location intelligence, is one of our premium services.
To fulfill service agreements, network modeling analyses customer data spatially to identify the best warehouse sites for warehousing inventories. Customers only need to provide us with the specifics of their customer location (installed base) and the service level agreements (SLAs) that go along with it.
Then, using our geographical network modeling process, we pinpoint the facilities and locations that will best help them meet their SLAs while offering them a range of cost and risk options. Our customers gain from complete location optimization during installation, which increases the delivery coverage for replacement parts to the maximum while utilizing the fewest possible facilities.
Which network modeling services do we have to offer
We provide a range of network modeling services to boost the efficiency of replacement parts distribution, including:
Coverage: We can identify which sites are in service, at risk, or needing alternative solutions using a list of our customers’ end users and committed service levels.
Network optimization: Based on our customers’ commitments to their end users, we create specialized, affordable, same-day service networks. Our optimization process takes advantage of real-world driving conditions to help our clients make the most of our network while utilizing the fewest locations possible to deliver on time effectively.
Geospatial analysis: We use geospatial technologies to get distinctive insights into our customers’ replacement part supply processes. Analyzing data within maps rather than spreadsheets makes it possible to find answers to questions and recognize problems and solutions more meaningfully.
How One Union Solution can improve your RFP logistics?
High-tech businesses must develop plans for efficient replacement part supply due to the difficulties, costs, and risks involved with doing so on a worldwide scale. Our network modeling services provide the data required to develop those strategies. We offer solutions to your related problems and make your life easy. To inquire on how we can help improve your RFP logistics you can contact our IOR Logistics professional.