// REDUCING TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP
V-LINE understands how easy it is to underestimate the total cost of ownership, especially when a system is relying on unreliable data, a high number of vendors and factors such as poor tail spend management. What might seem like a good deal to begin with, becomes an expensive decision over a course of time. MRO costs are not limited purely to the purchase price of the item or service required. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is much more than that and has to factor in sunk costs (research and development, testing and evaluation), overheads (sourcing costs, administration, storage and inventory management), cost of operations (installation, inspection, labor, spares, maintenance) and costs such as downtime and systems support.