Brammer initially implemented its Insite TM service at three key BAE Systems sites to optimise the sourcing and management of MRO spares. Effectively a dedicated Brammer branch on a company’s premises, the success of this approach has seen the service extended to a further three sites.
Brammer’s technical experts have already identified opportunities for OEM parts conversion, helping reduce purchasing costs and deliver component standardisation, while ensuring cash is not tied up in unused inventory, whilst still guaranteeing availability when needed.
Francis Gregson, Category Leader, Indirect Procurement at BAE Systems, commented: “Brammer demonstrates an ethos of continuous improvement, evident in all aspects of its offering, from the MRO supply chain to the onsite support provided. This culture was a key factor in our decision to appoint Brammer to manage our MRO operations.
“The Insite TM service enables easy access to Brammer’s team of technical experts, who can help our engineers with any questions or advice needed, as well as a single point of contact for all components. The Brammer team are able to quickly respond to our MRO needs and have established themselves as an integral part of our supply chain.”
Martin Rudge, key account manager for aerospace and defence at Brammer, added: “Brammer is already established as a key partner to many of Europe’s leading aerospace companies and our understanding of the sector played an important role in securing this contract. The partnership has gone from strength to strength from day one, adding significant value to BAE Systems operations in the UK.”
For further information on the range of products and services available from Brammer visit www.brammer.co.uk.
Notes to Editors:
Brammer UK is part of Europe’s leading distributor of industrial, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, with an extensive product range covering bearings, mechanical power transmission products (including gearboxes and motors), pneumatics, hydraulics, seals and industrial automation. The company is an authorised distributor for many of the world’s leading brands including SKF, NSK, Renold, Parker, Siemens, Flender, SMC, Norgren, Festo, Rocol, 3M, Loctite and Schaeffler UK.
Following its strategic acquisition by Brammer plc in September 2011, industrial tools, maintenance and health & safety product distributor Buck & Hickman now operates as part of Brammer UK, with the combined business being the exclusive UK distributor of the acclaimed Roebuck brand of tools.
Altogether in excess of 3.5 million individual products are available via a nationwide network of more than 100 Brammer and Buck & Hickman locations.
By combining technical expertise with excellence in supply chain logistics, purchasing and the management of third-party providers, Brammer has a proven track record of saving its customers money within three critical business areas: reducing total acquisition costs, improving overall production efficiency, and reducing working capital. Since 2007, operational cost savings exceeding £100 million have been achieved for Brammer customers in the UK.
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