Medical spare parts
Field Replacement Units
The availability of spare parts and maintenance materials will dictate how long a piece of equipment can continue to function. Once they are no longer available, repair is impossible despite the machine still being theoretically fixable. Managing spare parts, field replacement units (FRU) and maintenance materials is not often thought of as being at the cutting edge of medical equipment technology. Yet applying the latest insights and techniques to this area is a critical factor in maintaining hospital throughput.