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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.

Facilities Management Program

SDI’s facility management services help reduce costs, increase operational excellence, and control risks. With customized plans built specifically to address client needs and pain points, they can often save upwards of 15% during the first year. See what makes up SDI's Facilities Management Program

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SDI is capable of helping any company make a few incremental improvements in order to deliver real benefits now and lay the groundwork for greater supply chain optimizations with steps that are scalable, customizable, and draw on few in-house resources.

It's an MRO New Year

As 2017 comes to an end, it is time for organizations to reflect on what worked well and what did not work well, and apply takeaways to next year. MRO is a complex and often neglected area that can often use improvement. Discover your 2018 MRO New Year's resolutions.

In this article, SDI takes a closer look at the future of dynamic indirect supply chain management, with a focus on increasing productivity and transforming complexity into strategic decisions.

This article takes a close look at how SDI successfully helps manufacturing  companies manage and control their  tail spend, ultimately resulting in significant companywide savings through improving both efficiency and productivity.

In this final part of our three-part series, we take an in-depth look at how configuration-based integrations outpace code-based integrations with overwhelming organizational benefits.

Industry 4.0

As the leading provider of MRO services, SDI is at the forefront of technological developments that will harness the power of the IIoT to align tasks, streamline production, and eliminate waste. This article provides in depth examples, continue reading to learn more about how SDI uses the Internet of Things and how it can better your business. 

Last month we talked about how game changers always begin with a good amount of skepticism, a great amount of pain, and an overwhelming drive to make things better. The second part in this series gives a real-life example of how that drive to improve led to impressive business results for Ascend Performance Materials.  The second part in this series gives a real-life example of how that drive to improve.

SDI Technology Suite

Many companies do not place great value on MRO technology and instead redirect their limited IT resources to “higher value” business initiatives. In this first part of a three-part series, we set the stage on how integrating SDiExchange helps exceed performance goals and increase savings.

Six Sigma Principals

Using Lean Six Sigma techniques, SDI can help transform your MRO supply chain into an efficient, value-adding operation. Using our products, services, and expertise, we can develop solutions to common indirect supply chain problems.

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

He has been with SDI for over one year. Richard has been on site through many changes for nearly 40 years as well. The client knows Richard well. He has worked several positions and is currently in the issuing department helping customers and maintaining inventory.