Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) is a strategy that addresses the ongoing service requirements of high-value physical assets once they are deployed and in use. OEMs and owners/operators of those major assets employ MRO. The same acronym is also used for maintenance, repair and operations, which usually refers to a similar strategy as it applies to a facility and its equipment. In either case, maintenance, repair, and overhaul activities are supported by service lifecycle management (SLM) software.
Maintenance, repair and overhaul comprise the full spectrum of service activities, from routine maintenance operations to repairs as needed to activities that modernize, restore or rebuild assets – that is, depot-level maintenance. Different approaches to MRO planning, scheduling and execution have developed over the last half-century. Many originated as maintenance strategies developed by the military to maximize military hardware's availability and mission readiness.
Today’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul software leverages digital technologies to optimize the efficiency and efficacy of MRO delivery to OEMs and owners/operators in a broad spectrum of industries – especially those with highly engineered products that have long, useful lives. Such physical assets are highly valuable to companies that buy them and those that service and support them. A robust maintenance, repair, and overhaul strategy aims to get the most from these assets by maximizing their availability and reliability.
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