PK Oem Parts reduces inventory by 15 percent

May 31, 2018 1235 Views

PK OEM Parts, based in the Dutch city of Dordrecht, supplies spare parts for heavy-duty diesel engines such as those found on ships and in power plants. The company’s biggest challenge is to maintain the optimal balance between service level and inventory value. A user-friendly, stand-alone tool from Groenewout has not only helped to improve the service level, but has also reduced the inventory value by 15 percent. “This tool is considerably cheaper and better aligned with our business than an off-the-shelf inventory management system.”

If a ship sails into a port with engine problems, there is usually very little time to perform the necessary maintenance and repairs because all delays are costly; after all, the ship doesn’t generate any revenue while it is docked. In other words, the replacement parts should ideally be ready and waiting when the ship arrives. “Our customers are always in a hurry,” says Jan van Uden, Technical Director at PK OEM Parts, a supplier of spare parts for heavy-duty diesel engines. “Not only in the case of engine trouble, by the way, but also when it comes to routine maintenance. That’s why we engage in regular dialog with our customers. If they plan their maintenance better, we can charge them less.”

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