The Digital Supply Chain Company

MRO Change Management & Continuous Improvement

About MRO Change Management & Continuous Improvement

At SDI, we get it. Change is hard. And MRO Digital Supply Chain is no exception. Instantaneous system integrations and attempts to re-organize MRO storerooms for Day 1 cause long delays and significant confusion as your team struggles to mobilize quickly. This introduces all kinds of challenges from process workflow issues and transactional delays to confusion over the ultimate vision for change — delaying your results.

MRO Project Management

Based on Project Management Institute foundations, project management fundamentals, and Six Sigma methodologies, SDI’s technical projects provide industry-specific engineers to evaluate your current inventory versus your day-to-day needs, research the market and make informed recommendations for parts and products that will reduce inventory excess and provide value-added benefits.

SDI helps our clients implement and align processes to leverage the forces of the ever-evolving market, meet business objectives, and ensure the success of their programs — a road map to achieve your desired results. Our Certified Project Management Professionals utilize a proven Project Management methodology combined with Lean and Six Sigma philosophy and practices that have brought about dramatic change – with dramatic results – for organizations of all types and sizes for over 50 years.

  • Motivating and creating readiness for change
  • Creating a vision of change
  • Developing political support
  • Managing the transition of change
  • Sustaining momentum
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Phased Implementation to Increase Speed-to-Results

To increase your speed to results, and improve your rate of success, we offer a phased approach to implementing our MRO Digital Supply Chain Solutions

Phase 1: Pre-Launch

This phase typically takes 2-6 weeks or until the contract is signed. It’s the pre-work and planning to identify what is missing from the current process. Time spent on these efforts accelerate implementation and ensure value delivery.

Phase 2: Ready Launch

This phase typically takes 6-8 weeks and involves the pre-work that enables focused tasks. Running four parallel paths — on-site, customer set up, IT integration, and sourcing — reduces on-site resources by 75%, and the amount of change your team digests at once. This ensures a simplified and repeatable IT integration. And with the sourcing and catalog-build focused on what you actually buy, predictable piece price savings can be delivered on Day 1.

Phase 3: Optimize

After operating in Ready Launch for the first 6 months, SDI overlays our Hypercare customer service to finalize the full integration, including systems integrations.

Because success does not hinge on Technology alone, the benefits of SDI’s Phased Implementation approach are immediate and widespread. They come in the form of reductions in implementation costs, reduced on-site resources using a less intrusive process, reduced anxiety of end users, minimal process changes, significant reductions in risk, and acceleration of value, delivering 10% or more in piece price savings.

Engineered for Continuous Improvement and Complete Satisfaction

We understand that manufacturing and other asset-intensive environments become entrenched in the day-to-day and can’t make the turn from reactive to proactive. Making the turn is not easy. You need to back out of the day to day to do this. That’s why we’re here.

SDI’s offers a number of reliability engineering solutions as-a-service or as discreet projects.

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Reliability Information Management & Cost Improvement

SDI’s team of experts will identify the annoying pain points in your maintenance and repair history, and put systems in place to remove unplanned failures, minimize expensive repairs, and design a JIT job kit that ensures the correct parts are where your people need them, when they need them. Beyond simple cost improvement, our reliability engineers pinpoint opportunities associated with issues like chronic equipment failure, emergency work and facility management and provide tailored solutions to increase productivity and provide annualized savings.

Warranty and Repair Tracking

Our cradle-to-grave information tracking system gives you an ongoing view of activity, so you can eliminate spending on parts that have failed during or following their warranty period. SDI leverages in house technical resources to identify repairable items for approval by the customer. Once agreed upon, SDI will implement the program which includes tagging and tracking of repair part, root cause failure data and the tracking of warranty items. The results: savings of up to 5% of total MRO spend, leveraging repair vs buying new, and root cause failure analysis of critical spares to identify improvement opportunities.
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3D Scanning

As industry changes, so do the products. Equipment becomes obsolete and the cost of replacement equipment can be daunting. 3D Scanning gives you the precision accuracy needed to produce your parts with confidence – and savings. SDI can perform 3D Scanning as a project service, to reproduce parts and equipment that were previously difficult to measure. SDI uses complex 3D scanning tools to capture, develop and compile a usable drawing via either CAD or Solidworks which has the technical details to be interpreted by a machinist and create the needed component. You come away with a 2D drawing (In Solidworks or CAD) of the component to be issued and ready for dispatch to a machine shop. And if you don’t have a machine shop, SDI has a network at the ready as well as re-engineering available on the component if needed. The results: Savings come in the form of engineering time, downtime elimination, piece-price savings, and elimination of capital expenditures.

OEM Commercialization and Reverse Engineering

SDI can perform Reverse Engineering as a project service, giving you control over the longevity of your equipment. Often in the reverse engineering process, SDI suggests methods to manufacture the part in a way that’s stronger, or more cost effective, or fits the service better – or ALL the above. Resourcing or ‘right sourcing’ standard MRO products identified by manufacturers as OEM parts provides savings up to 50%. Benefits of reverse engineering projects include improved uptime, eliminating capital spending, reducing cost, reducing lead-times, and greater control over the longevity of your assets.

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Material Master/Bill of Materials

Recording accurate data on all equipment, parts, and linking the parts to the correct equipment is a fundamental building block for any Reliability Program. SDI can create Material Masters (MM) and Bills of Material (BOM) to provide accurate equipment data always in the right location. Our Technical Services engineers can assist your team in developing material data that goes beyond a basic description. Accurate data is the cornerstone of any maintenance and reliability program, but capturing and maintaining all that data is cumbersome and requires resources that you may not have available. Let SDI fill that gap. Material creation, updating information, and bill-of-material creation are all tasks that SDI can help with – all to drive your operation’s effectiveness.