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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.

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.

Digital Supply Chain Integration

A disintegrated supply chain can hold many consequences throughout an entire organization. Adopting a digital supply chain integration strategy can alleviate poor and misinformed decision making, resulting in financial benefits and increased operational efficiency.

Supply Chain

In the age of Industry 4.0, companies that stay up to date with technology are finding improvements in service levels and decreased costs. Learn more about the standards in digital technologies for supply chain integration.

industry 4.0

Digital Supply Chain Experts are coming to SDI in an exciting new event, free to the public. An industrial revolution is on the horizon meaning the supply chain will be taking a major shift. Learn more about the upcoming interactive panel discussion.

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

Kathy Odom is an Inventory Analyst at the Ascend Plant in Pensacola, FL.