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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.

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.

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

sdi gear

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.

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

One of SDI’s Senior Purchasing Managers, Jenny is dedicated to helping our clients achieve their business goals.