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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.

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.

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. 

Success Story

SDI is an MRO integrator and partner that really helps drive categorization and a best practice approach.

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

Ronald’s extensive history with SDI’s American Airlines client provides an immeasurable wealth of knowledge of the client’s headquarters campus. He is a Storeroom Attendant and specializes in providing the right part at the right time through his continued drive for services.