Storeroom solutions – an inventory of better ideas.
Slow moving and obsolete (SLOB) MRO inventory is a real-world issue for many businesses. SDI’s storeroom management solutions prevent SLOB– we focus on ensuring compliance with MRO policies and procedures, while providing timely reporting about usage patterns by product, by individual, by department. This is our world. We know how to offer help.
We’re in this together.
Starting with our proprietary, patent-pending MRO storeroom assessment, we work closely with our clients to determine the optimal storeroom solutions. Factors include:
- production and maintenance schedules
- number of SKUs to be managed
- number of storerooms
- activity per shift
- the overall projected scope of work
The better our understanding of your goals and objectives, the more effective our storeroom operations solution is.
Storeroom management on-site, off-site, and everything in between.
SDI storeroom solutions can include management of existing client personnel or the deployment of our personnel to operate your storeroom. We can provide experienced on-site professionals to physically manage the transactional side of inventory management (issuing, receiving, parts put-away, cycle counting and reconciliation and returns) while processing purchases through our SDiExchange e-Procurement program.
More than just inventory management.
Beyond smarter inventory management, you’ll also achieve improved service levels, reduced freight and handling costs, reduced inventory carrying costs, actual lead-time data, and notification of over-utilized and under-utilized parts, all of which results in a lower total cost for your MRO inventory. We’ll help carefully tighten your storeroom inventory, but we’ll also give you visibility and information at every turn – which gives you incredible control and ultra-efficiency regarding your MRO.
How we help, day to day.
Whether on-site or off, the SDI storeroom management staff focuses on transactional inventory management (issuing, receiving, cycle counting and reconciliation), customer service and continuous improvement. Technology-wise, our storeroom systems connect seamlessly with your current inventory and work-order management set-up. SDI employs our proprietary cloud-based MRO supply chain management system, SDiExchange.
Where do we start?
Find Your Industry
- Basic Materials
- 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.