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Event Recap: SDI at ISM 2016, Spend Matters Names SDI to Their 50 Providers to Watch List

SDI had the pleasure of exhibiting at this year’s ISM Annual Conference from May 16-18th in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Institute for Supply Management’s annual event sees over 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals coming together for three days of learning, sharing and networking with the best and brightest minds in supply management.

SDI’s VP of Business Development, Jim Owens, was joined by VP of Sales, John Kronenwetter, and VP of Strategic Sourcing, Kurt Meiers, at the SDI exhibit to talk with attendees about outcome-based solutions to their maintenance, repair and operations supply chains. They went through how MRO As-a-Service, FlexMRO and Enterprise MRO can improve the maintenance and reliability strategy of manufacturers and asset-intensive companies.

Event Highlights

ISM Event 2016

On Monday during the conference, Spend Matters, the leading global B2B publication focused on the needs of procurement and supply chain executives, announced their 50 to Know/50 to Watch list of providers. Spend Matters recognized SDI as one of their 50 providers to watch for 2016. Their annual 50 Providers to Watch list acknowledges exciting companies who are pushing the envelope in procurement technology and services. Read the full press release here.

The SDI team was joined by Mike Duseburg, Corporate Magician and America’s Favorite Dinner Party Guest, who delighted attendees at SDI’s cocktail networking reception on Tuesday night at High Velocity in the JW Marriott with close-up magic, mind reading and a few surprises. 

The team will exhibit next in Scottsdale, Arizona at ProcureCon Indirect West from September 19-21.

Learn more about how SDI’s Enterprise MRO and MRO As-a-Service solutions that address complex Enterprise Asset Management issues.

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