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Veronica Abarca

Manager of Sourcing & Purchasing, SDI de Mexico

As the SDI de Mexico lead and member of our Global Strategic Sourcing organization leading our ability to source directly from the growing Mexican supply chain, Veronica brings a unique blend of strategic direction and operational execution. With over 16 years of progressive experience in sourcing strategies and supplier management, Veronica enables SDI de Mexico to deliver a strategic sourcing solution utilizing both local and US based suppliers, enabling our clients to better achieve their business objectives.

A sourcing subject matter expert to both internal and external clients, Veronica is exceptional at relationship building with leaders across the organization, as well as with key suppliers, aligning strategies to plans and executing within our clients’ businesses.

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 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.