SDI handles ALL your transactions.
MRO is highly transactional, involving hundreds of suppliers, thousands of parts and tens of thousands of purchase order and invoice lines. SDI handles all of the transactional activity associated with processing your MRO orders – from requisition through supplier reconciliation and payment.
Transactional processing – what is the true cost?
MRO purchases are the tail end of your indirect expenditures, but account for a high volume of your transactions. In fact, the true cost of MRO material is a combination of price and process.
Standardize and simplify.
Between purchasing, accounting, finance, maintenance and engineering, it takes a lot of time and manpower to make and process MRO purchases. Not to mention the headache of managing hundreds – sometimes thousands – of suppliers. Outsource these functions to SDI, and something interesting happens – costs go down, efficiencies go up, because every single transaction is accounted for and standardized.
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Our former solution provider was not independent; they were a supplier of parts. It's not the best thing to have a supplier be your MRO outsourcing provider. With SDI, we have a truly independent sourcing agent looking after our best interests.
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.