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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. 

K12 district leaders face a daunting and unprecedented challenge this Fall: react to continually changing guidelines to open schools safely while planning for numerous contingencies -- and doing it all with shrinking budgets. Learn how SDI helped the largest school district in the nation through the pandemic, and the lessons learned along the way.

The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has stressed supply chains on a global scale. In a recent forum of the MRO Problem Solvers, supply chain professionals help organizations along their digital transformation journey. 

SDI’s very own Brian Harmon, Director of Procurement, discusses what questions you should be asking across your facilities and some simple steps you should consider to help mitigate the impact of potential supply chain disruptions caused by Coronavirus. Watch the webinar to learn more.

The ZEUS eProcurement analytics app can help your company visualize its supply chain to realize cost savings and process improvements.

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.

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

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

Tyshaun is a Warehouse Associate who has been working at the SDI Brooklyn Warehouse since 2014.