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Articles

Below are the latest MRO focused articles published by SDI. These articles are provided to further educate users on MRO and the industry as a whole.

Demand Surge

The COVID-19 pandemic proved that global and regional surges in demand can critically impact supply chain in education sector, exposing the faults of conventional wisdom regarding supply chain: that it’s most efficient and effective to have a single supplier or source for materials.

SDI Sourcing Efficiency

Automated ordering, invoicing, payments, and forecasting continue to squeeze as much value from the MRO supply chain as possible, but what if it were possible to not only identify existing sources of value and efficiency but to actually create value from the MRO supply chain?

Among all the human calamity, COVID-19 also demonstrated in no uncertain terms that it is critical for manufacturing firms and other asset-intensive, multi-site enterprises to take steps to minimize supply chain disruption.

The COVID-19 pandemic presented organizations everywhere with numerous challenges to overcome. With more and more retailers, restaurants, and schools opening up again, facilities management leaders are beginning to think differently about their preventive maintenance strategies.

Today’s maintenance, repair, and operations professionals have access to a plethora of advanced technologies that automate processes, simulate market scenarios, and drive optimal decisions. Learn why these technologies are no longer optional.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many institutions to rethink their procurement processes. District leaders have faced an especially daunting challenge – to uphold changing guidelines, plan for numerous contingencies and manage budgets.

When demand is high for PPE, it’s best to have access to a large and diverse pool of suppliers and manufacturers. This strategy not only helps with ensuring access to supplies, but also helps get it at the lowest possible cost. With this in mind, here are four tips from SDI for securing PPE for schools.

Data is changing the way we manage the supply chain in real time. Using these 4 supply chain KPI’s can help develop a strategy, check progress, and achieve goals- all while providing savings!

ppe inventory management software

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges to every aspect of conducting business. Maintaining adequate PPE supplies on hand and establishing relationships with reliable vendors has become plant managers’ most critical mission. SDI's inventory management software can streamline this process and make managing your PPE inventory a breeze. Learn more.

mro procurement strategy

While indirect spend and MRO and PPE are mission critical to production reliability and facilities management, even the most sophisticated procurement organizations are only managing half of their indirect spend at best. Learn more.

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.

SDI at Work

Data standardization is part of Google’s new initiative to help people find relevant datasets.  With a recent study from Data Science Central, it’s estimated that data scientists spend 60% of their time preparing data for analysis, rather than performing the analysis itself.  Therefore, the goal of this schema is to drive standardization so that more time can be spent analyzing it.  

Employee Spotlight

One of SDI’s Operations Analysts, Aisha has over 10 years of history working in the logistics and supply chain industry.