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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.

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) was developed in the 1960s to help evaluate how effectively the equipment in a manufacturing plant is being used. It’s a relative measure, so it is an extremely valuable tool to assess how and where to get performance improvements in the MRO supply chain and manufacturing processes. Learn more about the importance OEE can have on your facility and how to measure it.

SDI Inaugural Open House Event

October 20th marked SDI’s Inaugural Open House – a quarterly event hosted by SDI and strategic partners. Read more about how our Open House brought together clients, prospective clients, and friends alike to discuss new technology. 

Transaction Processing

All companies strive to keep their supply chain costs as low as possible, but many do not seem to be able to drive out inefficiencies in their management of indirect spend. SDI’s MRO transaction processing service reduces costs and increases efficiencies by solving the most common problems plaguing companies’ indirect spending.

3D Scanning Technology SDI

When you’re one of the largest beverage and brewing companies in the world, and a filler gear fails on the line, time is money.  Learn how SDI's 3D scanning technology can save you time and savings!

Master Data Management

Gather a clearer understanding of your operations MRO. Discovery a snapshot of your potential problems along with SDI's top solutions to help your current dilemmas. Learn how SDI's analysis process will bring powerful supply chain results to your manufacturing company.

value stream mapping

Learn the power of VSM and its ability to help improve the efficiency of operations, while helping applications such as procurement, warehousing, staging, and more. Discover how VSM is not only the simple visualization of your operations workflow, it's a crucial tool that can help establish prospective actions and how to achieve these goals.

Don't let their be a disconnect in information throughout your business. Take charge and keep your data timely, accurate, and credible! Learn how to take control of your MRO Master Data today.

Outsourcing your Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) can be tricky when you're deciding who will be the perfect fit for you. SDI is the best choice for your specialist provider. Check out this article to see why, and to learn how SDI's vast resume of engineering projects, advanced tools, and real world experience can benefit you.

Maintence, repair, and operations processes (MRO) is so important to SDI. The MRO supply chain influences virtually every job in the enterprise, and the tips we've learned at a training presented by Klaus Blache will allow us to improve on a variety of qualities. Read this article to learn more!

Just as the direct supply chain succeeds only when it creates satisfied customers, the indirect, or MRO supply chain is successful only when it creates assets that are available, locatable, usable, and cost-controllable. Learn more about why you may need to shift your view on valuable asset management.

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

Greg Crawford is a Crib Attendant for the SDI Site Team at the Ascend Plant.