Running and maintaining a successful plant requires a well-stocked spare parts inventory.
There’s no dispute around the importance of available parts, when and where you need them, so why don’t more plant managers insure that there is a constant supply of stock to keep operations running smoothly?
The simple answer is that strict operational budgets are often the biggest hindrance when it comes to buying and storing spare parts. Productivity, in relation to output, is one of the biggest challenges we face in this industry, which means “non-essential” contingency plans can fall by the wayside. While there’s no harm in prioritising essential resources and delivery,it’s important to realise that when you’re low on crusher parts, for example, it can affect other facets of your operation.
The problem: There is always risk to manage
In the event that you don’t have the parts you need, your operation will come to a grinding halt, costing you time and money. Even with expedited delivery, you could be subject to a waiting time of up to three days. However, when budget is crucial for so many other parts of your operation, how do you mitigate this risk?
Balancing operating costs with inventory requires monitoring incidences and need, and establishing educated predictions and relationships with spare parts providers. At Pilot Crushtec, we’re here to support you in this process. Contact us or use our Quick Enquiry form, on the right, to find out more about our used parts offering - and how we can assist you in stocking your inventory.