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Darren Wells

Darren Wells
Data Analyst

Darren has been with SDI 3 years as a Data Analyst.  He has a green belt in Six Sigma and extensive programming knowledge with large companies like Raytheon, E-Systems and Union Special.  He worked mainly with the supply chain modules of large Business Systems (i.e. Oracle and SAP). He’s using his knowledge of business systems to create reporting data bases here at American Airlines.

Success Story

It takes a progressive manager to push the organization to look at indirect spend and managing it in a different way - but once you see it, then you realize the opportunity.

SDI at Work

In the third post in this series on MRO As-a-Service by Spend Matters, Pierre Mitchell and Michael Lamoureux talk about how managing MRO as a process delivers benefits from efficiency to effectiveness and beyond to an evolutionary phase. The next generation of value, MRO-as-a-Service, helps organizations build intelligent, agile, scalable and integrated supply chains (direct and indirect).

The project team has worked its way through Define, Measure, Analyze, and Improve. It’s time to begin the Control phase. The key stakeholders gather to evaluate the solution as implemented and create a plan to sustain the improvements. The goal is to standardize the improved processes, establish an audit schedule and schedule periodic follow-up to identify additional opportunities for improvement.