Smart Maintenance

It is time to get smart about
your MRO strategy

MRO 2020...
and beyond

Anyone involved in the world of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) over the past few decades, whether as maintenance engineers, managers or procurement professionals, is likely to have seen incremental changes across the board. The equipment being maintained has changed, more diagnostics have become available and eProcurement is likely to be used in the purchase of spare parts and tools.

However, as organisations put even greater pressure on their employees to find cost savings and efficiencies in all areas of the business, a host of disruptive technologies is coming to the fore. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain and Augmented Reality (AR) seem set to become more than just business buzzwords as the pace of change accelerates and changes the MRO landscape forever.

Here we look at these four major technological disruptors, how they will impact the MRO process and what organisations need to do to benefit from them.

What's new?

We're constantly launching new products and brands so you can complete your mission with the latest technologies. These are the new products we recommended to you in your MRO:

How Severn Trent streamlined their MRO suppy chain strategy

Top utilities company Severn Trent has improved its MRO procurement process after RS helped it to implement product standardization.

Featured Products

Browse our range of top products, selected from some of our leading brands and suppliers.

Connected Thinking
Driving procurement efficiency for MRO supplies

Our Connected Thinking website provides valuable insight and procurement expertise to both businesses and individuals involved in the sectors we support. RS doesn’t simply supply customers with products; we collaborate with organisations to help identify better working practices that will help them to achieve sustainable efficiencies.

In the industry pages on this website, you will find articles featuring sector experts sharing advice and best practice, along with thought leadership, to help provide you with both inspiration and practical insight to help your organisation.

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Key suppliers

We partner with a wide range of leading suppliers in the industry, offering you a broad range of products for all your maintenance needs. Browse some of our top brands: