Toronto — July 19, 2001 — Industrial maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) procurement is a strategic and time-sensitive business activity that is dependent on highly technical information. As much as 25 per cent of a mechanic’s day is spent sourcing spare parts for repair of mobile and plant equipment due to the complexity of the workflow for the procurement process. When equipment breaks down, the inability to find the right part means lost production.
Improved electronic access to industrial parts and service information is a key enabler to helping industrial customers maximize the cost and efficiency benefits derived from electronic procurement solutions.
As a result, NRX Global Corp. of Toronto has fulfilled the SAP Open Catalog Interface certification requirements for its online visual parts solution. The SAP Open Catalog Interface describes the data exchange between the mySAP E-Procurement cross-industry solution and external catalog applications.
Users creating a purchase order within the mySAP E-Procurement solution can now also access NRX’s online library of illustrated parts and maintenance documentation to more quickly and accurately identify the right parts, place items in an electronic shopping basket and continue to complete the purchase order within their SAP solution.
NRX solutions provide maintenance professionals with Internet access to the technical information they need to identify the right parts for critical equipment repairs. Using NRX technology, industrial companies may reduce maintenance and procurement costs and increase the utilization and productivity of capital equipment.
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