The better the compliance, the faster the MRO process.
In the typical layered, decentralized supply structure, with prices negotiated at the corporate level and transacted at the site level, compliance with the agreed suppliers, parts and prices is virtually impossible. SDI’s centralized structure and compliance model ensures the strategy set up by sourcing is the one implemented throughout the procure-to-pay process. SDI’s model saves time and money by working via SDiExchange – the single platform that provides visibility across your entire enterprise. SDiExchange works seamlessly with your current system for an easy way to request material and perform other supply transactions.
Addressing rogue spending directly.
With SDI’s centralized structure, we help with the elusive issue of compliance with supplier agreements and contracts – rogue purchases can get out of control, and we address it directly…
We start by ensuring that you’re buying the right part from the right supplier. Then, using our proprietary technology, we factor in spending procedures, budget controls, dollar limits and approval processes that enforce those processes, leaving you in complete control – no surprises.
Driven by the latest industry technology.
Employing the latest ERP technology focused solely on MRO, we use SDiExchange to manage compliance based on your individual supply chain needs. Contracted and non-contractual items are sourced and coded to appropriate suppliers in our system to seamlessly monitor pricing against contract pricing among your supply chain.
Savings is the goal – and the result.
With an SDI compliance plan in place, expect measurable, documented transaction savings with significant cost reduction you’ll notice throughout your organization. In fact, one custom program designed for a food & beverage client achieved nearly 100% compliance through designated supplier agreements.
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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.
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.