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Transparency in MRO. How Data Standardization can EMPOWER Enterprises.

Rich Richardson is the Vice President of Emerging Capabilities & Industries at GS1 US. Rich is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of technology, supply chain, ecommerce, operations and procurement experience across multiple industries.

In his current role at GS1 US, Rich collaborates with retail industry stakeholders, including leading brands, retailers, e-tailers and technology providers, to address complex e-commerce business challenges through the adoption and online use of GS1 Standards. He also leads key initiatives to leverage the GS1 System of Standards to integrate in-store, online and mobile shopping across all channels, leading to an improved search and shopping experience for today’s consumer. 

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

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.