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Engineering Services

Engineering – one more SDI difference.

Engineering services are not typically offered by MRO process providers – especially parts-focused distributors. That’s where SDI stands apart once again. Ours is one of the largest teams in the industry of reliability engineers, spread out all over North America, focused solely on MRO. They conduct data analytics, review process efficiencies, and interact with your people to pinpoint issues that may affect supply chain productivity.

Engineered for complete client satisfaction.

We go well beyond traditional technical support to provide added engineering brainpower to help increase efficiency and productivity, save you time and energy, and reduce total MRO spend.

The engineering services experts at SDI understand the challenges inherent in storeroom management, maintenance operations and production floor processes.
They identify hidden opportunities that you might overlook, and implement solutions that mean hard dollar savings year over year.

A sample of SDI Engineering Services.

Cost Improvement

SDI’s team of experts will identify the annoying pain points in your maintenance and repair history, and put systems in place to remove unplanned failures, minimize expensive repairs, and design a JIT job kit that ensures the correct parts are where your people need them, when they need them.

Reliability Information Management

Beyond simple cost improvement, our reliability engineers pinpoint opportunities associated with issues like chronic equipment failure, emergency work and facility management and provide tailored solutions to increase productivity and provide annualized savings.

MRO Project Management

Our industry-specific engineers will evaluate your current inventory versus your day-to-day needs, research the market and make informed recommendations for parts and products that will reduce inventory excess and provide value-added benefits.

Warranty and Reliability Tracking

Our cradle-to-grave information tracking system gives you an ongoing view of activity, so you can eliminate spending on parts that have failed during or following their warranty period.

OEM Commercialization

Resourcing or ‘right sourcing’ standard MRO products identified by manufacturers as OEM parts provides savings up to 50%. 

Product Standardization

Beginning with a data cleanse, we standardize parts by identifying product duplication by manufacturer and part number – both within a facility and throughout your enterprise, resulting in reduced inventories and greater leverage for price negotiation.

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 a highly fragmented supply environment such as MRO, supplier selection is not always approached holistically. Pausing to consider these three key areas will go a long way towards connecting your procurement to your overall business objectives. 

Meet our experts

A Six Sigma Black Belt, David leads the team that conducts data analytics, reviews process efficiencies, and interacts with SDI’s clients in Mexico to provide actionable plans to address issues that may affect supply chain productivity.