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Videos and Podcasts

As our subject matter experts speak at industry events, as we hold seminars and other events, we'll share the videos here--to help connect you to the latest trends and insights in MRO. 

SDI is further digitizing the MRO supply chain by leveraging Cloudera and Trifacta to automate workflows, expand reporting and grow their business beyond their expectations. As a result, SDI delivers increased pre-pricing for their customers without going to market. Getting our clients information faster, so they can make informed business decisions.

As the workforce begins to age, and more baby boomers are retiring with tribal knowledge crucial to plant operations, manufacturers are finding a gap in the skilled labor market. Learn about how to ensure a smooth transition as these employees retire and how to find new talent.

Industry 4.0 is a topic that everyone is talking about, yet nobody really seems to know what it is. Is it about systems integration, big data and predictive analytics, augmented reality, autonomous robots, or the industrial internet of things? Because the world is changing so rapidly, Industry 4.0 is really about embracing constant technological change and combining these digital technologies in a meaningful, purposeful way to drive growth.

Fact: 65% of the items you purchased this year, you won’t purchase next year.

In this latest video SDI Senior Director of Field Operations Support, Ben Heinzerling, breaks down how traditional min/max is outdated and when to move towards more predictive stocking levels.

SDI VP of Facilities Management Solutions, Bob Steinhagen, talks about the shortcomings of traditional RFPs and discusses how a less prescriptive approach can encourage innovation and lead to better business outcomes.

SDI Master Black Belt, Paula Hasbrouck, talks about how Lean and Six Sigma can provide the framework for productivity improvements that can make a real impact on business outcomes immediately.

In this short video, Chris Moore discusses the shift in current leadership structures, operating processes required to transform organizations and help future industrial companies leverage machines and more to achieve better business outcomes.

Kurt Meiers discusses Build, Operate & Transfer (BOT), as an outsourcing model as well as its use in off-shoring of services, whether it’s call-centers or accounting centers.

One alternative to a fully outsourced solution for your maintenance, repair and operations business processes is FlexMRO™, only by SDI.

Now you can take advantage of SDI's 45 years of market intelligence, deep knowledge of MRO and reliability strategies, proprietary cloud-based technology and analytics...As-a-Service.

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

Rob is a prime example of how SDI partners with our clients to produce long-term cost savings and value from a more connected approach to MRO.