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Source to Pay Solutions

SDI’s Source to Pay (s2p) services integrate each step of your MRO procurement process; from searching and sourcing to purchasing and accounts payable. We’ll work with you to create custom solutions that allow you to manage your organization's procurement from head to toe for maximum purchasing efficiency and bottom line growth. Our source to pay services are catered to your organization’s specific needs, and our seasoned experts will help you every step of the way; ensuring your company is set up to deliver multi-departmental cost savings and process improvements. 

Indirect materials s2p procurement

An analytics-driven s2p approach allows greater visibility into the MRO supply chain, gaining more spend under contract through category expertise, and driving compliance to negotiated contracts through a hybrid center-led and on-premise process that implements improvements to realize newly identified savings.

Center-led source to pay services for procurement

Our hybrid s2p model lets us leverage our entire portfolio for more streamlined, efficient and scalable MRO and tail-spend procurement processes. Our procurement group focuses on compliance to pre-determined sourcing strategies, while our buyers' deep category and industry knowledge helps ensure accuracy and the most efficient outcomes. The center-led s2p indirect procurement model allows our buyers to focus on your overall MRO supply chain needs, while on-premise resources provide high-level customer touch points.

S2p Procurement services and solutions on-site

In addition to our center-led procurement group, SDI places the appropriate resources at your site. Our site managers have hands-on knowledge of each location, clarifying your needs and facilitating issue resolution and troubleshooting problem areas, to provide operational support and effectiveness. 

Full integration with supply chain operations

SDI’s source to pay service starts with our strategic sourcing strategies. We first set up a strategy for your stock items, consumables and break/fix items that are generally inventoried for regular usage. The MRO procurement process for these items is automated and continually runs against our adaptive demand planning algorithms, to constantly optimize inventory levels.

MRO source to pay procurement – the right parts on the right contracts

SDI researches all parts and leverages our reliable engineers and site managers before issuing a purchase order on any non-stock items. Utilizing the proven tools provided by our strategic sourcing division, our buyers can ensure compliance that the right parts are always purchased on the right contracts.

MRO integrated supply management designed for your organization

After the data normalization process, SDI creates a personalized plan to address spend by category, supplier, and manufacturer - all while taking your inventory requirements into account. SDI sourcing plans are aligned to support your unique objectives. Your program will include projected savings by category, which sets up a framework for negotiating on your behalf. We’ll also include specific steps to improve the pricing and productivity of existing suppliers within your supply chain.

Six Sigma principles and methods

SDI’s source to pay solutions group, as well as the company overall, follows the principles of both Lean and Six Sigma in our processes. This commitment allows us to extract the maximum value from our sourcing exercises to deliver maximum improvement throughout every phase of our integrated supply chain management services – all carefully designed to fit each client’s unique business objectives.

On the cutting-edge of source to pay data management

SDI utilizes several cutting-edge tools, technologies, and methods to manage and interpret electronic data: electronic data exchange, XML, EDI, and intelligent optical character recognition - just to name a few. This allows us to streamline transaction processing with the supply base—passing the savings on to our clients. By communicating orders, acknowledgements, and deliveries to SDI’s largest suppliers, our system ensures all purchase orders are delivered automatically and all MRO purchases are updated in a single repository to be easily viewed by our clients – no need to chase POs. We confirm electronically, so client sites always know when to expect delivery. Our s2p procurement group is just one component of our source to pay engine.

SDI's goal: beneficial supplier relationships

As one of the leading supply chain management providers, SDI works to establish mutually beneficial relationships with our supplier network and your existing supply base. The SDI team handles all supplier negotiations, sourcing, management and performance to ensure that all indirect spending contributes to your overall savings. After a comprehensive data review, we provide strategic sourcing recommendations and source to pay solutions for a truly integrated supply chain. This includes the right sourcing, supplier consolidation, re-sourcing, product standardization, and more.

Where do we start with our source to pay services?

Click here to schedule a pre-evaluation consultation to see what indirect procurement savings and opportunities SDI can uncover for your business.

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