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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.

digital supply chain integration

MRO supply chain integration strategies reduce defects, unplanned shut-downs, and downtime during scheduled maintenance. Learn how supply chain integration processes provide a more connected organization.

mro data analytics

Procurement data analytics assists organizations in leveraging their key MRO data to drive strategic improvements. Learn more about data-driven solutions that enable better visibility and control of MRO supply chains.

MRO Logistics

Last yard supply services are a growing trend amongst third-party logistics vendors and supply-chain-as-a-service providers. Discover how the scope of MRO Logistics services is emerging and expanding.

Stockroom Organization

An organized stockroom is an efficient system that delivers tremendous financial and operational benefits. Maximizing stockroom efficiency is a key component in reducing downtime, increasing product yield, freeing up valuable inventory space and improving the overall flow of your plant. 

Last Yard Logistics

Evolving last mile delivery and logistics go beyond the final leg of the delivery process. Learn more about the importance of leveraging a digital supply chain for logistics management. 

Maximize BOM Management Efficiency

Effective equipment bills of material (BOM) management can improve efficiency and lower costs by consolidating parts and material data to be easily accessed and analyzed as needed. Follow these best practices to maximize your plant's efficiency and uptime. 

Supply Chain Audit Sample

When it comes to re-evaluating MRO strategy, companies often have difficulty making a business case that infers a need for change. All too often organizations struggle with conflicting internal interests and miss the mark in identifying opportunity to evolve to a more predictive and reliable operation. SDI offers tools and services that will help your organization identify process improvements for operating efficiency that will reveal areas in need of improvement.

organized stockroom

The stockroom is a vital asset for any manufacturing plant. A disorganized stockroom can result in chaos when a breakdown occurs, which negatively impacts production. Organizing your stockroom is a complex task, it requires enterprise-wide effort, meticulous planning, benchmarking and goal setting.

Digital Supply Chain Integration

Forward-thinking companies are turning to integration to take advantage of supply chain technologies. The benefits of integration are endless: streamlining operations, increasing production uptime, lowering parts acquisition costs, and so on. However, there are a few common challenges experienced by many companies during the digital integration process. Luckily, SDI has seen them all, and we know exactly how to address them.

Industrial Exchange 2019 Ascend Performance Materials Digital Supply Chain Integration

SDI recently sponcored the very first anual Industrial Exchange 2019. During the event, Carole Wendt,  SVP Global Procurement & CPO for Ascend Performance Materials talked about her journey completley overhauling the MRO process at Acsend. The digital transformation resulted in millions in savings and countless improvements to the overall efficeiency of Acsend's many manufactoring plants.

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

He has been with SDI for over one year. Richard has been on site through many changes for nearly 40 years as well. The client knows Richard well. He has worked several positions and is currently in the issuing department helping customers and maintaining inventory.