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MRO catalogs require a specialized nomenclature to ensure that naming protocols are consistent enterprise wide.Our specialized MRO dictionary has processed and standardized millions of records spanning multiple asset-intensive industries. It contains 2,500 noun-modifier pairs, 2,600 synonyms, 10,000 characteristics, 17,000 definitions and guidelines, 46,000 sample values and 1,000+ sample reference images.
In addition to the taxonomy, the dictionary provides:
Includes, but is not limited to:
Benefit from a two-tiered classification schema (with an optional third-tier "upper classification" level) that provides a consistent and repeatable set of rules to characterize and catalog inventory. Our dictionary consists of a family of mutually-exclusive nouns (proper names such as "valve") and modifiers (descriptive words or phrases such as "gate"), as well as associated characteristics that describe general part attributes (such as "size," "pressure rating" and "connection") and values for specific characteristics (such as "6-inch").
Classification Definitions and Guidelines
Instructions for the proper selection of nouns and modifiers
Synonymous terms to ensure successful search and prevention of duplicate items
Characteristic Definitions and Values
Instructions for the proper selection of characteristics and acceptable values
Item (Product) Images
Aids in the proper selection of nouns.
Parametric searches, facilitating quick and accurate item identification
A leading North American chemical industry manufacturer achieved huge cost savings by standardizing and enriching parts descriptions to support SAP’s MM and Classification Catalogs. As a result, the company dramatically reduced duplicate items, earned 250% ROI after 3 months and established an on-going catalogue management capability.
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Latin America’s largest forestry company created a uniform materials master and sustainable governance system for 300,000-plus parts at 70 plants. It saved more than $1.2MM through detection of duplicate parts, saved time creating records from 40 to 4 days, and improved negotiations with suppliers to decrease costs.
Renowned for its commitment to operational excellence and safety, this global energy industry leader established an enterprise-wide system to improve incident analysis and reporting workflows, enhance HES business intelligence and provide KPIs for corporate sustainability reporting (e.g. GRI, API/IPIECA).Learn more about our client’s successes