MRO sourcing optimization and automation

Customers like Mars, Novartis and JCI use Keelvar for MRO procurement to help buyers arrive at optimal supplier award decisions more efficiently.


Better sourcing outcomes for MRO procurement

There are many factors that impact how and when MRO purchasing subcategories are sourced and procured ranging from large, annual tenders for consumables to urgent requests for repair. Keelvar Sourcing Optimizer and Autonomous Sourcing solutions can help you drive better outcomes across all MRO sourcing events.

Keelvar helps MRO procurement buyers manage complexity and high volume bids

Ease of event creation

Event auto-piloting

Flexible bid data collection

Supplier bid data validation

Real-time bid feedback

Robust cost modeling

Award scenarios reviews

Speedy spot buys

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Why Keelvar for MRO procurement?


Handle everything from spot bids to large RFPs with 100s of SKUs, 10K+ suppliers and millions of bid data.

Automation for spot buys

Enable end users to source directly from suppliers for spot buys with automated sourcing bots.

Efficiency and tracing

Boost agility by conducting a range of MRO sourcing events quickly, with intuitive reporting.

Decision quality

Reduce MRO supply chain risk with price and non-price bid analysis for better decision-making.

The right solution

Get more advanced and user-friendly features not found in an ERP, P2P or generic e-sourcing tool.


Easily integrate with other upstream and downstream systems via API.

MRO sourcing complexities get optimized

Enable MRO buyers to make optimal decisions given a range of category-driven price and non-price inputs

Wide-ranging supplier options

Types of suppliers by item

Alternative materials and specifications

Sustainable & CSR sourcing factors

Varying units of measure

Varying minimum order quantities

Varying capacity constraints by location

Discounts by volume and bundled offers

Geographical coverage

Supplier preferences (by plant, item, etc)

Contract term options

Size of spends: tactical, strategic or tail spend

Success stories
What our customers say about us

“Keelvar makes processes that are complex, simple, so you can easily follow them, and you can easily go through the checkpoints, so you’re sure you’re not going to make a mistake. It’s like having a second pair of eyes checking everything you’re doing, but in a smart way that unlocks more value for strategic events.”

Radu Panciuc, Contracts & Innovation Manager - Samsung

“With Keelvar, Mars now has a fit-for-purpose optimizer that we use to run large scale, complex sourcing events and autonomous sourcing which is built onto the optimizer and very intuitive. Our Associates can leverage AI to build and create events”. 

Sam de Frates, Vice President, Commercial – Europe, CIS & Turkey, Mars

“Keelvar is a very user-friendly, simple system, with a lot of powerful things integrated into one solution. Our success here is the data transparency, and the structured way of the process.”

Steffen Dencker, Director of Sourcing Excellence - KK Wind Solutions

“Interaction with our suppliers is all within Keelvar's tool. Two years from now when we go back into this year's event,  all the details will be in there. Everything that you need to know about that event is captured in one place.”

Sheila Lopez, Sr. Manager Sourcing Analytics, Stanley Black & Decker

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Sourcing Optimization

Drive better sourcing outcomes for strategic spend

Autonomous Sourcing

Extend sourcing best practices to the entire business