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Navigating MRO Staffing Challenges: Addressing the Skilled Labor Shortage in Plant and Facilities Maintenance

Discover effective strategies to address the skilled labor shortage in plant and facilities maintenance, including partnering with educational institutions, diversifying the talent pool, and investing in employee development. SDI offers...

Using Source to Pay Solutions to Resolve Supply Chain Disruptions

Integrated data access, accurate and up-to-date reporting, digital automation, and other source-to-pay solutions for maintenance, repair, and operations are quickly gaining traction in the manufacturing industries. Advanced technologies and third-party...

The 5 Crucial Components Needed to Enable Mobile Maintenance Procurement

Discover the five crucial components necessary to enable mobile maintenance procurement, including single-source search, real-time material tracking, and the importance of human interaction. Embrace the digital transformation journey with SDI,...

5 Ways GPOs and Supply Chain Cooperatives Optimize Procurement

Procurement, plant maintenance, and facilities management professionals responsible for the upkeep of asset-intensive environments and production plants must prioritize streamlining the acquisition of critical spares, repair parts, and consumables to...
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The Dangers of Obsolete and Slow-moving Inventory

Whether you’re a manufacturing plant or a retail facility, inventory management for the spare parts, consumables, and materials needed to maintain and repair facility and plant assets is crucial. For...

Understanding the Cost of Asset Downtime and How to Minimize It

Asset downtime can have a significant impact on an organization’s bottom line, resulting in lost productivity, revenue, and increased maintenance costs. When critical assets break down, production comes to a...
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What to Do When Quality and Purchasing Costs Are out of Control

With competition increasing and competitive advantage difficult to sustain, profits in the manufacturing sector today often comes down to cost containment. Unfortunately, market conditions, supply chain issues, labor issues, invasions,...
Overcoming E-Procurement

Overcoming E-Procurement Adoption Challenges in Maintenance Operations: Tips for Technicians and Personnel

E-procurement adoption in the maintenance industry can be challenging, but with the right tools, it can be made easier and more efficient. One such tool is a mobile field technician...
The Role of Critical Spares

Maximizing Uptime: The Role of Critical Spares in Facilities Management and Supply Chain Operations

As someone who has worked in onsite facility restoration services and now works in maintenance supply chain management services, I know how critical it is to have the necessary spare...
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