MRO procurement: 3 Keys to Managing the Complexity

In procurement, MRO or Maintenance, Repair and Operations describes the procurement of all items used in production and plant maintenance and can include maintenance supplies, spare parts, and consumables used in the manufacturing process. It makes MRO highly important to some businesses, but due to the complexity of the category, MRO procurement is often very difficult and not supported by eProcurement and catalog solutions.

However, It shouldn’t be overlooked, considering that especially in asset intensive industries the volume of maintenance requisition can represent up to 80% of the line item volume addressed by the purchasing process.

This webinar focuses on the challenges in MRO procurement and explains how it is possible to achieve a harmonized and effective purchasing process for spare parts and services for maintenance and achieve both operational impact and savings.

We will:

  • Discuss the pitfalls of ordering parts and services for maintenance process
  • Go over real-life use cases to demonstrate how a modern e-procurement solution can overcome the complexity of MRO procurement
  • Outline a solution that will give the maintenance organization full visibility across available goods and services and simultaneously  ensure procurement organization has the control needed to optimize the spend.

Who should attend: Anyone who wants to solve the challenges in MRO procurement and tackle the complexity or purchasing spare parts and services for maintenance efficiently.

Duration: 45 minutes



Rowan Lemley on MRO procurement

Rowan Lemley
Head of Product Marketing, OpusCapita

Rowan has more than 10 years of experience in the purchase-to-pay arena. During this time, he has managed the go-to-market for a diverse set of portfolios including Accounts Payable Automation, B2B Networks, Financing Services, E-procurement and Product Information Management.

Kelly Babbit on MRO procurement

Kelly Babbit
International Sales, OpusCapita

Kelly has over 20 years experience in building and managing source-to-pay and finance software solutions. Kelly joined OpusCapita in 2010 from Siemens where he was responsible for Siemens’ global catalog management platform. Kelly has additionally served in the banking industry where he helped direct the creation of a leading bank-based supplier network.