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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.

For many companies, the last portion of the supply chain to be evaluated and optimized is the maintenance, repair, and operations. Avoid these three major mistakes that could be hindering the efficiency of your supply chain. 

Read the final article in our 3 part series to learn how to follow through on the change you've committed to to keep your business strong in a changing industry.

Measuring performance and the associated improvements to your MRO strategy requires setting benchmarks and identifying achievable goals. We've identified several metrics that should be analyzed to get a better handle on MRO processes.

Check out Part II in our 3 part series, Achieving Consensus to Drive Real Change in your Indirect Supply Chain, to learn more about how to make a case for change within your organization. 

With a drive to stay ahead of clients' needs, what are you doing to make sure you're on the market-shaping side of a changing industry?

We’ve compiled a list of the 6 things to look for in an MRO service provider to give decision makers insight into what proficiency in the supply chain management industry should encompass.

Sustainable change comes from three key change cycles: Formulating, Managing and Fortifying. Find out if you're managing change the right way.

How can the newest technology help your business when you need it the most? Is 3D the solution for you?

Last month, we defined Supplier Relationship Management, and it's 5 primary tasks. This month, we describe the innovative and unique ways SDI approaches this task to help their customers streamline their supply chain, reducing overhead costs and increasing productivity. 

There are several common business models for purchasing in the marketplace – decentralized, center-led and centralized. Learn about each of these models, and how a centralized purchasing model allows you to be more responsive, and handle demand for MRO.

Success Story

It takes a progressive manager to push the organization to look at indirect spend and managing it in a different way - but once you see it, then you realize the opportunity.

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

Kathy Odom is an Inventory Analyst at the Ascend Plant in Pensacola, FL.