Industries we serve

OIL, GAS AND MINING

Oil, gas and mining operations rely on having the right spares and inventory in order to prevent unplanned events. Our solutions allow oil and gas companies to achieve peak asset performance and uptime targets while maintaining the highest of safety standards.

These industries also have a unique challenge when it comes to keeping accurate MRO master data overall. Because the worksites are on open land, there are no storerooms available to house spare parts. Being able to quickly find a necessary part as linked to appropriate assets/equipment is essential to keeping operations moving swiftly.

Net Results Group helps oil, gas and mining companies locate what they need using sophisticated telematics data, GPS tags on parts and asset tagging on heavy equipment.

PETROCHEMICALS AND CHEMICALS

As with any manufacturer, petrochemical and chemical companies are focused on maximizing uptime, mitigating their audit risk factors and getting better control over their procurement spend. They must ensure that they have the spares and parts needed for planned and unplanned maintenance.

Safety is also an obvious concern when manufacturing chemicals, adding a layer of detail required for parts integrity. Fire prevention is of utmost importance, and parts must be replaced as they accumulate grease and grime. Having the right clean, incombustible replacement parts readily on hand is key to keeping the work environment safe and free of electrostatic hazards.

Net Results Group’s solutions give chemical manufacturers accurate visibility into their MRO master data in order to prioritize safety.

UTILITIES AND POWER GENERATION

Today’s electric power providers face unprecedented market challenges such as shifting demand patterns, aging infrastructure and tougher regulations, all while increasing service to meet the needs of a growing population. Addressing aging transmission and distribution (T&D) equipment and implementing new Smart Grid systems depends on reliable, efficient, low-cost operation of assets.

These enterprises also have concentrations of facilities, operations and equipment in central locations, yet may have other assets spread across hundreds or thousands of miles. Some of these assets, such as transformers and repeater stations, may rarely be seen or visited until something goes awry.

Net Results Group has the know-how to help companies in these industries with better master data management, assigning items to equipment, and tracking parts by location. Tracking MRO inventory and knowing which parts are associated with an asset becomes a major role in ensuring operational continuity and has a direct connection to the bottom line.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

The food and beverage industry faces unique challenges, not the least of which is intense regulation by the FDA and other agencies. Mechanized operations depend on equipment that is high-speed and fast-paced, with little tolerance for in-process breakdowns. Continually changing product mixes, packaging requirements and customer demands furthers complexity.

We understand the demanding nature of food and beverage operations and the pressure to operate on extremely tight margins. Food and beverage operations often reap very strong benefits from our improvements because of our ability to create better decisions from critical insights on MRO master data and produce rapid results.

PULP, PAPER AND FOREST PRODUCTS

Pulp, paper and forest products operations are often faced with an unpredictable and fluctuating raw materials supply, wild oscillations in pricing, increasing customer expectations, and razor-thin margins. Shareholder and stakeholder pressure for profit often leads them to operate with decades-old equipment that is near―or past―its effective lifecycle. Heavily process-driven and highly production centric processing facilities can tolerate little, if any, downtime―scheduled or unscheduled. Yet, their aging equipment effectively guarantees some must occur.

Having the right MRO materials is a challenge because replacement parts for decades-old equipment are available from limited manufacturers. Having insight into commercial equivalent MRO items at a lower cost and not having to rely on the equipment manufacturers for spare parts is of extreme importance.

Net Results Group’s skilled experts can walk down the storerooms, identify and catalog the MRO materials, and create a system of MRO master data insight across the enterprise.

DISCRETE MANUFACTURING

Discrete product manufacturers can often benefit greatly from the value of basic operational improvements. They’re faced with the significant challenges of supply, shipping and warehouse logistics: accelerating customer demand for continual product updates with high quality and lower costs, and a barrage of messages advertising the “latest, greatest” methodology for reconfiguring their production lines to be leaner or more sustainable – yet they don’t implement basic asset reliability.

In manufacturing environments that produce high-value shelf-ready deliverables, it’s critical to have a methodology for assigning parts to equipment and an effective asset hierarchy.

To achieve low-cost operations, Net Results Group customizes improvements (and initial cost-benefit analyses) to get upper management buy-in, enhance quality, expedite completion and delivery, and reduce downtime and disruption.

PHARMACEUTICALS

Pharmaceutical companies must maintain strict control over their supply chains and keep their production lines moving swiftly. Uptime is of critical importance, especially when adding a new line or changing over an asset for production of new medications as they’re approved by the FDA.

Net Results Group can help pharmaceutical companies know what they need and don’t need when it comes to provisioning. If equipment breaks, it’s critical to have the right parts on the shelf to keep production moving. Equipment and parts must be in perfect condition, meticulously maintained and with no risk of contamination. Parts must also be completely traceable to their origin from a data perspective. Net Results Group’s solutions support this high level of data integrity.

What people who have worked with us have to say

“My company invested approximately $60 million in new equipment at three plants and needed to identify the required parts list for each of the equipment items to make sure they were added to our item master before the equipment went live. We had to establish critical spares identification for the parts and make smart decisions on what items to maintain in inventory. Net Results Group’s experts using their MRO3i technology created these parts list faster than we could have done. They also trimmed down the equipment manufacturer’s suggested list which was overkill. NRG also helped us avoid duplication by identifying items we already had in our item master. We saved money by not overbuying, and kept inventory values lower, with the right min/max levels for the applicable parts. NRG used its library of parts information to cross reference the manufacturer’s OEM items to a commercial equivalent spare, which lowered spend. NRG did a great job for us in many facets.”

SVP ManufacturingBuilding Products Company

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