There are 5 strong pillars needed to develop a program of MRO (Maintenance parts, repair parts, and operating supplies) and the maintenance storeroom. The pillars are:
1. Storeroom Management 2. MRO Buying and Purchasing Management 3. Inventory Management 4. Supplier Management 5. Work Processes
Spanning the pillars like a roof is the Computer System. The foundation consists of three elements necessary to build the pillars on: management commitment, the establishment of partnerships among departments and facilities, and the management emphasis on continuous improvement, quality assurance, and team involvement. Collectively, all of these items build a structure that enables you to move forward in your Storeroom processes.