Parts Management Agreement

Simplify Your Spare Parts Supply With Our Consignment Service

Have the Right Part on-Hand at the Right Time

Having the right part on-hand minimizes both downtimes and mean time to repair (MTTR). Whether down for an emergency or scheduled maintenance, or a start-up, the less time a process is down - the more profitable it can be.

Automating your processes helps maximize production and increase profitability. Buckles-Smith shares your goal of keeping automation systems running smoothly and effectively, which allows you to be more competitive and cost-effective.

Ready Access to the Spare Machine and Equipment Parts You Need

Reduce operating costs associated with spare parts inventory by implementing a Parts Management Agreement (PMA). A Parts Management Agreement allows ready access to needed spare parts for your machines with Allen-Bradley® equipment, all while Rockwell Automation owns and manages your spare parts inventory. A Parts Management Agreement provides a flexible, easy-to-use consignment service. The service delivers access and availability of critical spares to maximize machine uptime and throughput while reducing overall inventory carrying costs.


A Rockwell Automation Parts Management Agreement provides the following benefits:

  • Asset Control
    • Avoid unnecessary build-up of inventory over time. When the Parts Management Agreement ends, the inventory can be removed or modified to meet current needs.
    • Improved Return On Net Assets (RONA).
  • Improved Cash Management / Simplified Budgeting
    • Eliminates large capital outlays of purchasing spare inventory. Frees up cash for other areas of spending.
    • Costs of agreements can be deferred over 3- or 5-year terms. This creates a cost-effective, stable payment schedule.
  • Minimize Inventory-carrying Expenses
    • Some expenses associated with carrying inventory can be reduced or eliminated.
    • The opportunity cost of money is recognized.
  • Increased Uptime / Maximized Production / Reduced Downtime
    • Exclusive inventory availability. Critical inventory can be maintained on-site at each facility for immediate availability during emergency breakdown situations.
    • As the material is consumed, it can be replenished within 24 hours upon reorder utilizing our Advance Exchange program – subject to availability.
  • Support Equipment with Limited Lifecycle
    • Spares can leave with decommissioned equipment.
  • Warranty
    • If a customer purchases the item from us as a spare, the warranty begins the day of purchase.  With a PMA, the warranty doesn’t begin until the item is put into service!  Theoretically, the item could sit on their Spare Inventory shelf for 2 years, but the warranty time isn’t ticking down.

Asset Management Strategy

The Parts Management Agreement is part of a larger, comprehensive asset management strategy. Through Rockwell Automation, Buckles-Smith can help you manage inventory and have spare parts on hand.

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