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MRO and Facilities

MRO - Additional Data

Use for: locating additional data on ProcureSearch Site

Please note: Key industrial supplier discovery providers are listed on the Supplier Discovery page. Data can also be found in the non-commodity focused resources on the Multiple Markets page and Procurement Profession pages.

Use for: automating industrial equip/systems expertise

The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) provides the Industrial Automation Exchange for exchanging services products, information, and resources around the world for the industrial automation industry.

Use for: news, strategies for plant/MRO professionals

Plant Services provides the latest industry news, best practices on optimizing productivity, asset utilization, emerging technologies, and key topics that are relevant to today’s plant managers, maintenance and reliability professionals.

B2B EComs and Distributors

Use for: supplier discovery 

Amazon Business, W.W. Grainger, MSC Industrial Supply Co, HD Supply, Motion Industries, WESTCO, Sonepar and Fastenal are all key competitors offering products/services in the MRO market space. 

Use for: material costs of renos, repairs, new builds

From BNI, this excellent resource provides up-to-date material costs and labor costs for building materials, furnishings, equipment, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, and much more.

Use for: maintenance news updates and information 

This is a source for the latest reliability and uptime maintenance news and information. Here you can access Uptime Magazine, which provides tutorials, practical tips, news, book reviews, and interactive content.

Use for: benchmarking facilities operating costs 

CBRE CostLab is a facility operating costs benchmark tool. The Cost Library provides data for labor rates, utility rates, inflation rates, maintenance tasks, operations details, recapitalization assumptions, or national indexes.

Use for: benchmarking, research, industry knowledge

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) houses a vast Knowledge Library and provides industry surveys, forecasting, and benchmarking reports. IFMA publishes the Facility Management Journal as well.

Use for: addressing all costs of maintaining a facility

The construction cost database, RSMeans Data, is available in a variety of formats. The Facilities Maintenance & Repair Costs Book addresses the cost of all aspects of maintaining a facility: maintenance and repair, preventive maintenance, and more.

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