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SDI participates in the Institute of Supply Management’s ISM2015 Annual Conference

ISM Booth

Earlier this month, over 3,000 supply chain and procurement professionals from around the world came together in Phoenix, Arizona for three intensive days of education, research, and relationship-building with some of the brightest minds in the supply chain management industry.

To support continued efforts to meet the changing needs of the industry, SDI’s business development, solution design, and strategic sourcing teams met with dozens of supply chain executives to discuss the ways in which Enterprise MRO helps connect their overall supply chains. The company also hosted a networking reception at District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, where they raffled off a grand prize desktop 3D printer.

The event followed directly on the heels of the Innovation Symposium, during which Penn State’s Dr. Timothy Simpson discussed how Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing were revolutionizing the industry. 

As part of SDI’s commitment to delivering continued value to their clients, they haveimplemented a full schedule of trade shows and industry events into their business strategy. As innovative leaders in the industry, the company continues to incorporate feedback into their quality business model, helping their clients achieve best-in-class status.

Success Story

It takes a progressive manager to push the organization to look at indirect spend and managing it in a different way - but once you see it, then you realize the opportunity.

SDI at Work

In the third post in this series on MRO As-a-Service by Spend Matters, Pierre Mitchell and Michael Lamoureux talk about how managing MRO as a process delivers benefits from efficiency to effectiveness and beyond to an evolutionary phase. The next generation of value, MRO-as-a-Service, helps organizations build intelligent, agile, scalable and integrated supply chains (direct and indirect).

The project team has worked its way through Define, Measure, Analyze, and Improve. It’s time to begin the Control phase. The key stakeholders gather to evaluate the solution as implemented and create a plan to sustain the improvements. The goal is to standardize the improved processes, establish an audit schedule and schedule periodic follow-up to identify additional opportunities for improvement.