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Newsletter Archive

1/31/2018 - See How Small MRO Projects Generate Major Improvements
12/29/2017 - It's an MRO New Year. What are Your 2018 MRO New Year's Resolutions?
11/31/2017 - Indirect Supply Chain Management is Changing; Are You?
10/30/2017 - Unlock Savings with Tail Spend Management
9/30/2017 - Inside the Game Changer: Configuration-Based Integrations, A Unique MRO Solution
7/31/2017 - Internet of Things Drives Supply Chain Innovation
6/30/2017 - SDI's Lean Six Sigma Principals Boosts Productivity
5/31/2017 - SDI Co-Hosts Innovation Symposium Focusing on Internet of Things & Manufacturing Digitalization
4/28/2017 - See Why Communication is Key to MRO Success
3/28/2017 - How to Identify Critical Spares
2/28/2017 - Strategizing Leads to Efficiency and Savings
1/17/2017 - The Top Three MRO Trends from 2016
12/20/2016 - OEE, Warranty & Repair Strategy and Tail Spend Management
11/22/2016 - Don't Let Transaction Processing Drain Your Company
10/26/2016 - Data Management: What It Means For Your Company
09/22/2016 - Is Your MRO Data Management Out of Control? Clean it up with SDI!
8/31/2016 - The 3 Types of MRO Maintence You Should Be Using
07/22/2016 - Clear Your Warehouse of SLOB Inventory 
06/24/2016 - Why Streamlining the MRO Ordering Process is a Necessity
05/26/2016 - Strategy Starts with Taking Control of Your MRO  
04/19/2016 - Reduce Risk & Liability with Strong MRO Services
03/28/2016 - Avoid the Chaos of Emergency Shutdowns with SDI

02/26/2016 - 3 MRO Mistake You Don't Know You Are Making

01/26/2016 - 5 Critical MRO Supply Chain Metrics You Should Be Tracking

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

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.