Machinery and equipment provide the foundation for the production process in a variety of fields, such as medical technology, high-tech industry, vehicle and aircraft manufacturing, supply industry, textile industry, energy sector and many others. Since most equipment is in operation around the clock, downtimes are not only subsequently associated with enormous costs, but can lead to delays when fulfilling existing orders for customers as well. Therefore, the goal is to avoid standstill periods when possible. This can be accomplished through the timely delivery of necessary spare parts – either for preventative maintenance measures or in case of emergencies. This subsequently leads to enhanced fulfillment of maintenance contracts, in addition to optimizing the working time for service technicians. Furthermore, a speedy and smooth spare parts supply can substitute local storage of valuable spare parts, thus eliminating decentralized warehousing costs.