MRO Inventory Services overview

MRO Inventory Optimization Services helps you optimize your maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) inventory. Our services and solutions help businesses make informed decisions to optimize MRO inventories, increase service levels and minimize unplanned downtime — all of which can free up working capital and positively impact your bottom line performance. 

Our award-winning IBM® Maximo® MRO Inventory Optimization cloud-based software platform is specifically designed for the distinct challenges of MRO asset-intensive environments. It provides an accurate, granular view of MRO inventory performance, and delivers optimized recommendations for inventory and reorder levels for each stock item.


Cut MRO inventory-related costs by up to USD 60 million or more¹

Reduce unplanned asset downtime by up to 50% by having the right maintenance spares in stock²

Realize up to 40% efficiency improvements across inventory analysts¹

Forrester findings

Forrester conducted a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) for enterprises deploying IBM’s MRO Inventory Optimization. The research found organizations have achieved 8% overall decline in inventory value, 20% savings in inventory carrying costs, and an ROI of 149%.

MRO for industries


Reduce inventory-related costs while enhancing reliability, compliance and customer service.

Oil and gas

MRO Inventory Optimization optimizes asset performance, safety and reliability.


MRO Inventory Optimization helps customers unearth significant savings and increase up time.


The right MRO spares inventory can reduce expenses while keeping products moving.


Companies operate profitably, efficiently and safely by keeping costs low and service levels high.


MRO Inventory Optimization reduces downtime and improves efficiencies by having the right spares on hand.

Client stories for MRO solutions

Oil rig out at sea

Large global oil and gas company

  • Reduced MRO working capital by 10 percent within six months of implementation
  • Lowered global inventory levels by at least another 10 percent for three years in a row
Oil and Gas Factory

US Utility

  • Achieved net improvement in MRO inventory costs of USD 25 million
  • Brought 10 percent inventory growth rate down to zero
Underground mining operation

One of world's largest mining companies

  • Rolled out global solution across more than 120 sites
  • Handled over USD two billion in total inventory management

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¹Forrester TEI study, “The Total Economic Impact™ Of IBM® Maximo® MRO Inventory Optimization.” May 2019 

²Aberdeen Group, "The Importance of Inventory Optimization and MRO." July 2015