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Market Baskets: Delivering Value or Driving Distraction

In a highly fragmented supply environment such as the Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO) space, moving beyond market basket pricing as a driver of supplier selection is a key factor to long-term success.While a market basket approach works well for selecting a commodity provider, it can be distracting when looking for a more holistic solution. Pricing will always be a part of the selection process, but is by no means the end-all-be-all.

It’s important to be aware that there are numerous other qualifiers and capabilities to consider.

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SDI at Work

Today's pace of change does not conform to yesterday's methods or business cultures. In this blog post, SDI explores the dynamics of internal colleagues as well as rapid changes in terms of market disruptions and technology advances. 

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.