Standardisation of equipment and components is one of the most important
areas a site needs to consider. Many suppliers use generic numbering systems
for the same style items. These items are usually replaceable as a complete
unit but can have different components that can affect performance and
reliability. These differences can include (but are not limited to) material
Replacement components for these items are often not interchangeable,
resulting in difficulty at site, avoidable downtime and stock duplications.
Purchasing and correct stock levels also become more complex as the variations
CBC offers extensive help in the area
of standardisation where both the technical and commercial requirements are
addressed, offering high dollar cost savings. An example where standardisation
offers a huge benefit is conveyor bearing housings.