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SDI Recognized by Spend Matters as a 2016 Provider to Watch

Bristol, May 26, 2016 /NASDAQ GLOBE NEWSWIRE/ -- SDI, the leading provider of Supply Chain As-a-Service for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO), recently announced the company was recognized by Spend Matters as a "Provider to Watch" for 2016. The Spend Matters annual 50 Providers to Watch list acknowledges exciting companies who are pushing the envelope in procurement technology and services.

Providers to Watch are recognized for taking disruptive approaches and delivering innovative solutions that empower their customers to create greater value in their procurement and supply chain operations.  SDI provides outcome-driven MRO supply chain solutions. The outcome of a well-defined business process and the As-a-Service approach to MRO is increased effectiveness and improved efficiency in manufacturing. When managed as a collaborative process, MRO can improve data and inventory visibility, improve spend visibility, optimize inventory usage, drive compliance, increase productivity, increase machine uptime, reduce freight costs, align stakeholders and drive profitability.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Spend Matters as a Provider to Watch,” said Chris Moore, President and CEO of SDI. "We are grateful to be acknowledged for continuing to lead our clients towards a new approach to their MRO supply chain and business processes — one that delivers more reliable production, increased speed-to-value and improved simplicity for more agile and adaptable business operations."

“It’s difficult — and getting even more so — to make Spend Matters' 50/50 lists, and we’re thrilled SDI made it onto the 2016 Spend Matters 50 to Watch list," said Jason Busch, founder and head of strategy at Spend Matters. "This list is the product of intense, debate, discussion and refinement each year by our analysts. This year saw new coverage areas and increased competition among providers in existing segments. SDI earned a deserved spot as one of the procurement providers worth getting to know in 2016.”

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 business process. Lower costs, smarter inventories and more reliable production are all natural results from a more connected MRO supply chain. To learn more visit: www.sdi.comor contact info@sdi.com

About Spend Matters:
The flagship site of the Spend Matters Network and a wholly owned subsidiary of Azul Partners, Inc., Spend Matters is the leading global B2B publication focused on the needs of procurement and supply chain executives. Spend Matters is known for unbiased in-depth procurement research, unmatched subject matter expertise and the depth of knowledge of its contributors, ranging from senior practitioners and consultants to technology experts. SpendMatters.com delivers a blend of industry-leading research, vendor intelligence and and breaking news coverage.

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In the third post in this series on MRO As-a-Service by Spend Matters, Pierre Mitchell and Michael Lamoureux talk about how managing MRO as a process delivers benefits from efficiency to effectiveness and beyond to an evolutionary phase. The next generation of value, MRO-as-a-Service, helps organizations build intelligent, agile, scalable and integrated supply chains (direct and indirect).

The project team has worked its way through Define, Measure, Analyze, and Improve. It’s time to begin the Control phase. The key stakeholders gather to evaluate the solution as implemented and create a plan to sustain the improvements. The goal is to standardize the improved processes, establish an audit schedule and schedule periodic follow-up to identify additional opportunities for improvement.