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The Importance of Supplier Relationship Management

SDI, at its core, is a supply chain management company that is exclusively focused on creating client value through the efficient and effective management of the MRO supply chain process.

The MRO supply chain is a highly complex, fragmented and evolving segment of the business that is a core enabler of business operations.  It can impact both the top line and bottom line of many businesses.

In order to effectively manage the supply chain there must be a Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) strategy.  SDI’s Vice President of Strategic Sourcing defines SRM and breaks down the five primary tasks of this important component of supply chain management.

Download the whitepaper below to learn more about the importance of SRM.

The Importance of SRM.pdf

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