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Below are the latest MRO focused articles published by SDI. These articles are provided to further educate users on MRO and the industry as a whole.

Technology Center

SDI invites engineering, production, and procurement professionals to learn more about how the Industrial Internet of Things and digitization is transforming manufacturing process at our Q2 Innovation Symposium. Learn more about this upcoming event.

Improving MRO through Communication

Improving communication will streamline company’s MRO supply chains, leading to better business results.munication includes not only transferring and sharing information, but also collecting the right data, evaluating it, and acting on it to strengthen strategic and tactical decisions. Improving communications along the supply chain is key to profitability in an ever more competitive environment.

This year's first quarterly Innovation Symposium was hosted earlier this month, with the theme being: "Tail Spend: The eProcurement Perspective." Over 50 Procurement professionals gathered to discuss various methods to managing tail spend. The discussion ranged from research, MRO, service agreements, processing, to pricing methodologies.

critical spare parts

Determining critical spare tool parts and managing them properly can be extremely beneficial to your operation for many different reasons. Doing so can increase uptime, lower shipping costs, increase productivity, and allow you use your space, money and other resources efficiently.

Have you encounter excellence recently? Apply for the Excellence in MRO Awards and have the chance to be one of the few recognized critical innovators in the MRO space. Learn more about the award process.

MRO does not constitute a single category, but many--each defined by its specific optimal inventory level, maintenance schedule, supplier options, and hundreds of additional variables. Potential savings and efficiencies lie in an in-depth understanding of these categories and their characteristics.

Best Practices to Increase Efficiency and Productivity while Reducing MRO Spend

SDI’s own Reliability Engineers, Harry Woodard and Robert Schwenk, will be presenting their paper, "Best Practices to Increase Efficiency and Productivity while Reducing MRO Spend," at the 21st annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference, March 6-9, 2017.

Excellence in MRO

SDI is a proud sponsor of the Excellence in MRO Awards, which aims to build a community of committed MRO professionals and inspire excellence. Learn more about the awards, entry process, and how you can expand your MRO knowledge.

Take a deeper look within the three important trends that will help tranform your MRO managment. Take advantage of these strategic opportunities to better lead your company with today's trends. Learn more.

SDI starts the conversation of the last frontier in procurement, tail spend. SDI gathers with research analysts, subject matter experts, and practitioners to take a further look within the subject. Also learn more details on the upcoming event, Innovative Symposium.

Success Story

It is important for my MRO supply chain provider to have a general understanding of my business--SDI knows my business from end to end.

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.

Employee Spotlight

Fred Martin has been with SDI at MillerCoors for 17 years.