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SDI IMPROVES USER EXPERIENCE TO HELP MANUFACTURERS BETTER MANAGE THEIR MRO SUPPLY CHAINS

Announces strategic partnership with Unilog

BRISTOL, PA and MALVERN, PA– October 27th. SDI, North America's leading supply chain management company focused on MRO, has announced its continued commitment to providing sustainable value to their clients with investments in their SDiExchange system, the software and technology platform designed expressly for MRO that drives their end-to-end solutions.

SDI has bolstered its Master Data Management and Implementation Processes by directly integrating their SDI Implementer with Unilog’s CIMM2 product information enrichment system. The enhancements provide a seamless workflow from collection through publication into each client’s personal SDiExchange catalog, improving the interoperability of product data, product content and search functionality.

“Because master data management is so crucial to maximizing the value we bring our clients, we’ve partnered with Unilog to ensure even more robust data management,” said Ron Fijalkowski, Chief Information Officer at SDI. “Further enabled by Unilog’s search capabilities, SDI will continue to provide best-in-class capabilities for locating and ordering MRO materials throughout the enterprise. ”

Improved ability for savings, re-engineering, sourcing and OEM commercialization will help the company’s clients benefit further from a more connected MRO supply chain.

Suchit Bachalli, President of Unilog North America, adds, “We’re very pleased to partner with SDI to enhance their service offering. The CIMM2 platform is uniquely designed to address a host of complex integration challenges in digital transformations.”

About SDI:

By helping organizations understand how each link in their MRO supply chain impacts the entire enterprise, SDI helps them achieve year-over-year savings, enterprise-wide efficiencies and newfound control. Using a custom suite of products, services and tools, SDI's platform coordinates, aligns and optimizes every step of the MRO indirect process. Lower costs, smarter inventories and increased performance are all natural results from a more connected MRO supply chain. To learn more visit sdi.com today.

About Unilog:

Unilog is a global technology and services company that specializes in e-commerce solutions and enriched product catalogs for the B2B marketplace. With its United States headquarters in the Philadelphia suburb of Wayne, Pa., and international headquarters in Bangalore, India, Unilog is an ISO 9001:2008- and ISO 8000-certified company that employs more than 500 people. For more information, visit www.unilogcorp.com.

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