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Even After being Acquired, This Mexico-based Automotive HVAC Provider continues its Long-time MRO Partnership with SDI.

Highlights

SDI Market

Consumer Goods & Services

Market Sector

Automotive

Key Delivered Benefits

We successfully manage all MRO services enterprise-wide, from procurement and storeroom  management to vending systems  and inventory management. 

Results

Reliable average savings of 7.4% of  spend, year over year.

SDI Case Study: Automotive

As one of the world’s largest providers of vehicle thermal management solutions, this Mexico-based manufacturer has been an SDI client for nearly two decades. During that time, we’ve been able to deliver hard savings, year over year. We’re proud to share the road with this leader.

Scope of SDI Solutions

  • Web-Based Inventory Management & Planning  (SDiMS)
  • Storeroom Management
  • Transactional Procurement  (OEM & MRO), Stock & Non-Stock
  • Sourcing
  • Customs & Importation Management
  • Trans-Border Freight Services
  • Continuous Improvement Program (Engineering Services)
  • Centralized Stock Buying and Expediting Services
  • Vending Machine Program  (Systems Integrated)
  • Asset Management & Tracking

Year-Over-Year Savings

Hard savings average 7.4% of spend,  year over year, since program inception in 1998. Savings breakdown includes:

  • $160 Million USD in accumulated spend (OEM & MRO)
  • $7.8 Million USD in accumulated hard savings categories:
    • Price Variance
    • Inventory
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Customs, Duties & Freight
  • Labor
    • $4.1 million USD in accumulated Labor Savings
  • Additional Savings Transactional Costs
    • 10,000 per month (Receipts, Invoices, PO’s, Window Issues, Importations)
    • AP/Vendor Consolidation (400 vendors to only 1)
  • Price Compliance
  • Point-of-Use Vending Benefits
  • Unrecorded Issues Inventory Accuracy 99%
  • Uptime / Fill Rates: 98%  (99.9% for critical parts)

Success Story

Our former solution provider was not independent; they were a supplier of parts. It's not the best thing to have a supplier be your MRO outsourcing provider. With SDI, we have a truly independent sourcing agent looking after our best interests.