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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.

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.

supply chain integration

Manipulating strong data with an inventory management system (IMS) and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) makes assets more visible, their movement more transparent, and their use more purposeful. Learn more. 

maintenance room floor plan

An ideal plant maintenance storeroom floor plan will allow warehouse and maintenance personnel to evaluate and classify inventory so it can be placed in its proper location based on criticality, frequency of need, accessibility, and other factors to ensure maximum manufacturing line uptime and productivity. Learn more about how SDI can transform your storeroom to maximize efficiency. 

industrial ppe

While helping hundreds of companies secure and manage their industrial PPE, SDI has compiled a list of issues, pitfalls, and best practices organizations should be aware of to ensure they can access the equipment they need to keep their workers safe and their operations productive. Learn more about PPE best practices. 

Digital Supply Chain Solutions

As organizations consider their digital supply chain solutions and digital transformation overall, the role of data and analytics takes center stage. Learn more about how organizations are using data in their digital supply chain transformation. 

ppe procurement

In today’s PPE procurement environment, high demands have set the stage for fraudsters to take advantage of companies desperate to secure sources for anti-viral PPE. To avoid falling victim to scam, companies need to have diligent vetting procedures when dealing with new contractors. Learn how SDI can help.

ppe supply chain

The COVID related supply chain disruptions we experienced across the globe revealed significant weaknesses in the capacity of organizations to procure essential MRO and PPE supplies in order to operate safely. SDI has created a COVID-19 Handbook to help companies navigate the pandemic, and plan for post-pandemic success. Learn more.

digital supply chain used to secure ppe

SDI’s experts are regularly harnessing digital supply chain technologies to assess the growing body of data to find the best PPE products available on the marketplace. One new offering is from Ascend Performance Materials: the Acteev Protect™ antimicrobial face mask line specially formulated to guard against the growth of fungi, bacteria, and other microbes. Learn more about the Acteev face mask and SDI’s continual commitment to innovation.

In the last several months,  securing a reliable supply of personal protective equipment in industry has become a matter of life and death.  By parterning with SDI, you can put our dedicated industrial PPE procurement service to work, to ensure a continious supply of PPE for months to come. 

Procuring critical supplies has always been a matter of survival for manufacturing companies. Over the last several months, however, securing a reliable supply of personal protective equipment in industry has become a matter of life and death. Learn how SDI can help.

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

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

Shirley is a high-energy leader with distinctive people skills and is a key element of SDI’s Marketing and Business Development organization and growth strategy.