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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.

Issues related to Equipment Bill of Material are overlooked so often that missteps in crucial details can lead to an increase in production downtime and in turn a loss of revenue. Find out how to understand what causes these deficits and how to resolve them in order to maximize the use of your equipment, employees, and resources.

Scheduled Maintenance

Both scheduled maintenance and reactive maintenance have their time and place, but which is the better option overall? Learn about when each model should be used and the pros and cons of each.

MRO Service Provider

Companies want to increase returns on all aspects of their business, but many companies overlook MRO. MRO can be a rich source of cost savings and productivity enhancements and partnering with an MRO-as-a-service provider can provide multiple advantages for any company. Here are four reasons to partner with a company like SDI.

MRO procurement has led many companies to waste spending as it is often the least considered expense of a company's consumables. To help reduce wasted spending, we've broken down the four most common MRO procurement mistakes committed by companies. Learn more about these mistakes and how you can fix them to make your company more profitable.

Predictive Inventory Management

Min/Max inventory management often causes more headaches than it resolves. MRO isn’t always consistent and predictable so this management method often creates incorrect stock levels for the items you need.

MRO Services

SDI understands that not all companies are ready or able to take on a complete overhaul of their MRO supply chain. This is why we offer several fundamental MRO services that translate to cost savings and profitability while placing little stress on limited resources and managerial commitment. Learn about the quick wins that can make an immediate improvement on your bottom line.

maintenance strategy for manufacturing firms

Whether your maintenance scheduling and inventory control tasks depend on SAP, Maximo, Asset Suite, eMaint or another CMMS, it is only as good as the data it uses. With clean, complete data, manufacturing firms can rest assured that the right parts are in stock at the right time and in the right place. Continue reading to learn more.

Facilities Management Data

While it may seem convenient to have your facilities service providers procure your MRO items for you (after all, they probably get volume discount pricing, right?), these providers often charge a significant markup off of list pricing, particularly when the costs are rolled into the overall price point. Learn about how Facilities Management Data Analytics can help you take back control of this unneccesary spend.

analytics platform

Effective supply chain management depends on having the right information at the right time in the right place. ZEUS, SDI’s analytics-as-a-service platform, delivers actionable data to decision-makers in real time, fostering better decisions and faster speed-to-value. With ZEUS, companies can optimize their maintenance, repair, and operations supply chain in several meaningful ways. Continue reading to learn more.

sdi at procurecon

In this article, SDI explores disruptive technology and globalization and the effects this has on the manufacturing and supply chain industries. Bob Steinhagen, SDI's VP of Facilities Management Solutions at SDI, had the honor to speak at ProcureCon Facilities in Fort Lauderdale. At the event, he spoke about flaws in the RFP process, and how a Request for Solution (RFS) provides a more collaborative approach and leverages the supplier’s expertise.

Success Story

Our former solution provider was not independent; they were a supplier of parts. It's not the best thing to have a supplier be your MRO outsourcing provider. With SDI, we have a truly independent sourcing agent looking after our best interests.

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

Peter has worked for SDI for 11 years. Peter is married and has two sons, Michael and Anthony. He enjoys golf, fishing, and the outdoors.