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Basic Materials

There’s nothing basic about our approach to Basic Materials.

Within SDI you’ll find industry professionals who specialize in the inner workings of the industries we serve. We understand your world, and how to apply Best-in-Class strategies and processes that make it work more efficiently – and more profitably.

The Basic Materials industries we serve include companies with large portfolios of locations, asset-intensive facilities, maintenance-intensive production lines, and a focus on uptime and reliability:

  • Forestry & Paper
  • Metals
  • Mining
  • Chemical

SDI expertise applied in the real world.

Let’s say a key piece of equipment in your chemical plant goes down. Your process is interrupted, a sizable batch is rendered useless, equipment is damaged – suddenly OEE takes on a whole new meaning. Or the process rollers in your paper mill become jammed. Wood pulp can’t become beautiful linen stock – parts availability makes all the difference between profit and loss.

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.

Employee Spotlight

With nearly 15 years of experience in business customer service and inventory control practices Clay brings valuable experience to SDI.