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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.

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.

In order to effectively manage the supply chain there must be a Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) strategy.  But first what is SRM and what does it include?

SDI’s fully integrated MRO software and storeroom solutions transform your supply chain management task from the drudgery of monitoring costs and mitigating risks into a strategic platform that maximizes profits and maintains competitive advantage across core operational units. Learn More! 

As a way to reduce expenses, many companies have developed various types of storeroom management strategies to help reduce MRO inventory levels. However, many of these approaches can be improved to a much greater degree with SDI's predictive MRO inventory management. 

SDI's MRO Supply Chain Evolution allows clients to get an assessment on how their MRO impacts the organization as a whole.

SDI participated in the Institute for Supply Management Carolinas-Virginia Summer Conference and Expo where our Director of Strategic Sourcing spoke on the benefits of procurement for MRO.

Within organizations, MRO supply chain can help increase production and allow for more predicitablilty. Traditional MRO has laid out the groundwork the MRO used today and its future.

Earlier this month, over 3,000 supply chain and procurement professionals from around the world came together in Phoenix, Arizona for three intensive days of education, research, and relationship-building with some of the brightest minds in the supply chain management industry.

Early this month, more than 75 industry experts in MRO and supply chain management met in the Philadelphia suburb of Bristol to attend this 2-day educational and networking event designed to move the industry towards a more connected approach.

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

Jason has been with SDI for one year and has worked several areas. Currently he is working within our AWO Warehouse marshalling items together for maintenance orders.