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.
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.
Resourcing or ‘right sourcing’ standard MRO products identified by manufacturers as OEM parts provides savings up to 50%.
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.
Where do we start?
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- Consumer Goods & Services
- Service Industry
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.
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.