MRO data cleansing – not just a Spring Cleaning event

Manufacturing, repair and operations, or MRO maintenance is something which must be tackled on a regular basis, rather than left until things become unmanageable. However tight deadlines are, you must keep data files accurate and up-to-date at all times.

Sadly, this is often not the case. Many companies seem to approach data cleansing as they do their spring cleaning – invariably leaving a few cobwebs behind. This is often true across the board, from master data management downwards. Be honest – when was the last time you had a good BOM scrub?

Often, databases get unruly for the same reason conventional storage rooms do – there’s just too much junk accumulated. With MRO and BOM maintenance, archiving becomes essential, but that doesn’t mean “spent” files have to be kept in the same place as current, live projects. A good indexing system and compressed folders is what is required.

Master data management, which covers a wide range of areas, can become overwhelming unless you regularly do a spot of spring cleaning. Companies go to great lengths to establish MDM databases, the aim being to streamline efficiency and reduce paperwork. However, once data is consigned to a virtual filing cabinet it’s easy to become sentimental. Files which, in paper form, would have been shredded get saved “just in case.” However, outdated and duplicate records can damage both your reputation and your pocket, with mail shots going to defunct addresses, and customers receiving multiple mailings on the same subject.

We at Enventure Technologies offer a comprehensive range of MRO maintenance and data cleansing services, guaranteed to keep your virtual filing systems spring fresh all year round.

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