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Navigating MRO and Indirect Supply Complexity: An Innovative Cooperative Purchasing Approach

The Infrastructure Gap

The Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) industry is a vital cog in the machinery of asset-intensive organizations. Yet, it is often an overlooked aspect in many companies due to its intricate nature. Most organizations, especially those in our target verticals, find it challenging to effectively manage MRO due to a lack of sufficient infrastructure – limited time, constrained human resources, and inadequate technology.

The Complexity of MRO

MRO management is a multifaceted task, encompassing 15-30 subcategories depending on the industry vertical. These subcategories include Janitorial and Sanitation (Jan/San); Pipes, Valves and Fittings (PVF); Power Transmission and Bearings (PTB); Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); General Industrial Supplies, Labware, and more. The supply base for these subcategories
is highly fragmented, with numerous suppliers vying for a piece of the pie.

Furthermore, internal sourcing resources are often limited, and the inertia within organizations can be a considerable hurdle to overcome during a traditional Request for Information (RFI) or Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

Navigating the complex world of MRO can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With SDI’s Supply Chain Cooperative, organizations can regain control of their MRO spend and drive significant, ongoing value. This is not just a pathway to better MRO management – it’s a journey towards operational excellence. Download the Whitepaper to learn more.

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