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SDI Launches PPE As-a-Service(SM)

BRISTOL, PA – June 15, 2020
The disruption to global supply chains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for reliable risk mitigation strategies that allow supply chains to respond quickly. SDI, Inc., a leader in digital supply chain services and solution, with 50 years of specialized focus on maintenance, repair and operations essential materials announced today the launch of PPE As-a-Service(SM), a risk-managed approach to personal protective equipment supply chain solutions and services.

As the COVID-19 pandemic proved, global and regional surges in demand can cripple the supply network. “The simplest and most effective way to address this is to identify and designate in advance those items that are essential in ensuring employee safety and business continuity,” said Jim Owens, Senior Vice President at SDI. “To help a market in crisis, we’ve unbundled our PPE and Essential Services from our core MRO As-a-Service offering. This will serve to address the immediate need, prepare for and mitigate risk from any future demand shocks, as well as help continue operations in the new normal.”

PPE As-a-Service (SM), enables organizations across a wide and diverse array of industry verticals to quickly and easily address potential supply and demand shocks related to PPE and essential materials. The offering includes Resiliency, a remote inventory safety stock assurance program that provides:

  • Strategic reserve access for critical PPE and other essential materials
  • 24/7/365 surge support in the form of sourcing and procurement augmentation from SDI’s command center of PPE supply chain processionals during future resurgence and other natural catastrophe
  • Access to innovation and continuous improvement programs such as mask sterilization and additive manufacturing networks

As a result of the recent pandemic and resulting supply chain disruption, organizations better understand this essential supply chain and can now take action to mitigate against future supply shocks with SDI. To help organizations get started, SDI offers a PPE Supply Chain Risk Assessment that is used in conjunction with data analytics to determine the unique needs of each client’s plant/facility, including the often-overlooked storeroom. The result of the assessment is actionable analytics, insights and recommendations that can be implemented immediately. To learn more about SDI’s PPE As-a-Service (SM) offering or to schedule a PPE Supply Chain Risk Assessment, contact Senior Vice President, Jim Owens at [email protected] or call 215.633.1924

About SDI
SDI is a Digital Supply Chain Solutions firm with a focused practice in Indirect Materials, MRO, and Industrial/Facilities Technology. We go to market through an innovative As-a-Service offering, delivering custom solutions and results designed to improve our client’s MRO and supply chain performance.
Using a custom suite of products, services and tools, SDI’s platform coordinates, aligns and optimizes every step of the digital supply chain. Lower costs, smarter inventories and more reliable production are all natural results from a more connected MRO supply chain. To learn more visit: or contact [email protected] 

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