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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.

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.

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.

Success Story

SDI is an MRO integrator and partner that really helps drive categorization and a best practice approach.

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

Mashel is a Receiver who brings over 20 years of warehouse experience and 10 years of receiving to SDI, Inc.