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Tom Barrett

Director of Procurement

Tom Barrett joined SDI to support our objective of delivering excellence in our people and organization.  Most recently with Ascend Performance Materials, he has had the opportunity to engage with many SDI teammates across our company over the last several years. 

Tom brings to SDI a wealth of strategic sourcing experience from over 30 years in varying roles at Bristol-Myers Squib, Ingersoll Rand and Ascend Performance Materials. His experience in supplier management, category leadership and staff management are outstanding and serve to strengthen our organizational capabilities in procurement.

Tom brings unique insights into how we can improve our processes and practices so that we consistently deliver a superior customer experience.

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.