Spare parts management for automated storage equipment

Spare parts management is an important part of equipment management and maintenance work, and it is the guarantee material for normal maintenance and emergency treatment of equipment.

Do a good job in equipment spare parts management, use the least equipment funds, reasonably expand inventory reserve work, ensure equipment maintenance needs, reduce equipment downtime, reduce equipment maintenance time, and provide enterprise production efficiency.

The safety stock of the spare parts warehouse is completely determined by the subjective judgment of the manager. There are often inventory backlogs and unreasonable spare parts. The reasons for this phenomenon can be summarized as the following three points:

The spare parts management personnel have two extreme ideas of “preparing less and less suffering” and “not bad or not buying”, and rarely consider the safety stock of the warehouse from the aspects of economic factors such as inventory backlog and production loss.

Spare parts managers lack professional knowledge and practical experience. They do not know how to determine the safety stock of spare parts according to the actual working conditions of the machine, such as working environment, running time and age of equipment. They only blindly follow the “Spare Parts Manual” provided by the equipment supplier. To develop spare parts reserves.

Lack of collection and research on spare parts management information, such as the supply cycle of spare parts suppliers, the collection and collation of spare parts historical consumption data, and the procurement and storage costs of spare parts.

The above three points are common problems in equipment spare parts management. The following aspects should be strengthened to improve our spare parts management:

Attention should be paid to the cultivation of professional knowledge of spare parts management technicians and the improvement of business technology.

The spare part coding system should be improved, the coding of the spare parts should be standardized, and the spare parts list should be improved to avoid the phenomenon of repeated coding of spare parts.

In the daily operation and maintenance process, we pay attention to collecting spare parts information, and do a good job in tracking the source of spare parts, such as spare parts history consumption, supply cycle, procurement cost, etc., to optimize spare parts and safety stock.

Try to use economic order batches, such as the unified procurement of the national warehouses, and the product manufacturers to sign a strategic agreement framework.

Pay attention to inventory analysis. If you need to regularly calculate the amount of spare parts consumption to predict future consumption trends, master spare parts service life and wear rules, check the capital occupancy rate of spare parts and capital turnover period (or capital turnover rate) to optimize inventory parameters. Under normal circumstances, the capital occupancy rate of spare parts should be controlled within 1% to 3%, and the capital turnover period of spare parts should be about one and a half years.

Strengthen the management of spare parts warehouses, continuously improve the warehouse management system, and improve the efficiency of warehouse management.

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