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Kathy Odom

Kathy Odom
Inventory Analyst

Kathy Odom is an Inventory Analyst for the SDI Pensacola Site Team on the Ascend Plant. Kathy has been with SDI for three years. However, she has been at the Ascend Plant for 28 years. This serves as a testament of Kathy’s longevity and wealth of experience she brings to SDI. She works long hours and her dedication was pivotal in the reduction of Open PO’s, PO lines and assisted in the reduction of ME’s (Match Exceptions). However, when Kathy is not performing at work, she’s spending valuable time with her two daughters. Kathy is not only a dedicated employee, but as a single parent has the energy to dedicate time in coaching her daughter’s cheerleading squad. Kathy also enjoys spending her spare time horseback riding and has a love and passion for all animals. She on many occasions feed the bears, deer and other animal near her 5 ½ acre home. Her passion led her involvement in the rescue of an abused horse that was starved nearly to death. Due to Kathy’s efforts this horse is now alive and thriving today. These are the qualities that make Kathy an outstanding person.

Success Story

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.

SDI at Work

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.