On July 20, 2018, SYS 323: Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Inventory was approved by President Cross. This policy provides guidance and establishes requirements for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) inventories controlled by the facilities management units and auxiliary units at UW Institutions. Effectively managing MRO inventory helps institutions:

  • Have the right parts, at the right place, at the right time.
  • Balance the need to support maintenance/repair operations at an appropriate level with
    the responsibility to minimize costs associated with carrying inventory
  • Ensure appropriate internal controls are in place with respect to the safeguarding of
    assets, financial reporting, and management reporting

This policy provides inventory requirements for this type of inventory, direction regarding
chargeback, markup, and burden rates, requirements for financial reporting, and guidelines for
Key Performance Indicators.