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MRO Inventory Optimization

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Under the equipment tab, we would like to be able to open an individual equipment and see all material spares consumed/on a BoM for that equipment.

From the equipment tab, we would like to be able to click on a piece of equipment and immediately see all the materials that are linked to and/or have been consumed by that equipment and be able to navigate to those materials in the tool.
4 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 2 Future consideration

Add a "reject" button in addition to approve and defer.

The current practice of our users, if they do not want to accept the tool's recommended parameters, is to make a note, select "approve" but leave the export button unchecked. It can be difficult to determine whether or not the tool's recommendatio...
4 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 1 Future consideration

Provide option in configuration to set to OOB where OOB recommendations are greater than standard configured Service Level configurations.

This would provide greater availability while saving on purchasing costs, etc.
4 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 1 Not under consideration

Option to default the optimization method to better service level of "Optimal" and "Fixed Service Level"

For our critical materials, it is imperative that we have stock availability. To ensure this, we use fixed service levels of 98% (for top tier equipment) and 95% for the remainder of material marked critical in SAP. HOWEVER, often times, the Optim...
5 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 1 Future consideration

Remove Division from mandatory field when bulk editing from file

Division is currently a mandatory field when bulk editing from file, our company uses Plant and Material to identify a unique record, to a certain degree Store ( or SLOC in SAP). I suggest we do away with Division as a mandatory input if other cus...
5 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 1 Future consideration

I would like the ability to add a calculated field/column to the Items view, similar to what you can do with a pivot table.

With a company as large as ours, different groups are interested in different metrics. It would be nearly impossible to capture and manage all of these centrally as fields in the tool. The specific example I am looking at is someone who wants to m...
5 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 2 Future consideration

Addition of an logical Assignee column to Change Request

Adding an rule-based Assignee column to Change Requests would allow client supervisors or managers to “asssign” a CR prior to being picked up by a processor.
5 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 1 Future consideration

Hiding of unnecessary ROP/ROQ Methods

MRO provides a number of ROP/ROQ Methods that may not be applicable for a given client's environment. These methods are usually included by default in their drop-down list for selection by users. I'd like a method to either hide or remove methods ...
6 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 2

Work Queue Exclusion option for items in Workflow

Items that are currently routing for approval may carry over from one month to the next. It would be good to have the option to exclude items from wok queue if they are routing for approval.
7 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 0 Planned for future release

Enhance "Stock history relocation" feature to transfer usage history between storage locations on multiple stock codes at same time.

Stock history relocation feature is very useful in transferring usage history from old storage location to another new storage location. However, it has be done one material code at a time. Operations/maintenance initiated few projects in the past...
7 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 0 Planned for future release