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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.

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.

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.

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

Peter has worked for SDI for 11 years. Peter is married and has two sons, Michael and Anthony. He enjoys golf, fishing, and the outdoors.