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Mobile Field Technician & Procurement Apps

Mobile Field Technician & Procurement Apps

Just as client operational systems are tailored for production needs, SDI has invested and developed mobile applications specifically designed to provide exceptional functionality specific to optimizing the complexities of the Facilities Maintenance and MRO supply chain. Our eProcurement software and mobile applications enable access to an extensive range of categories for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), facilities management (FM) parts, site essential Goods Not for Resale (GNFR), and tail spend that drives compliance to procurement protocols, yields enriched data for actionable insights, and provides full visibility into enterprise buying with the ability to leverage spending power.
Mobile Field Tech Apps
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The Power of ZEUS, The Value of Time

For any multi-site facilities leader or plant manager, the inefficiencies in the parts and materials supply chain and buying process results in technicians wasting at least a quarter of their time searching or shopping for parts. And it’s a HUGE chunk of their budget as well. That’s why more and more multi-site FM professionals and plant maintenance teams are moving to a single spare-parts management platform to reduce cost and waste.

SDI’s Mobile Applications Available on the iPhone App Store:

  • ZEUS Ordering 
  • ZEUS Materials Management
  • IPM: Integrated Parts Management
  • PPE As-a-Service

Manage Your FM, Tail-spend, and MRO Procurement

As part of an SDI Integrated Parts Management pro- gram, Enterprise MRO package, or MRO as-a-Service solution, customer maintenance teams and field technicians are empowered to use a single mobile app to order many of the common items they need.

They use this same app to place non-catalog items as well. They can upload photos of the part, equipment name plates, etc for any items they need, all while standing right in front of the equipment on the job site. They also have access to bill of mate- rials, quick reference guides, and manuals on the equipment they’re service right in the app. This saves a tremendous amount of time in going back to the truck or shop to locate a manual.

Technicians increase their wrench time by putting all their purchases in one location.

Utilize the supplier call-in function to place orders for pick up at their preferred local supply branches, and better plan maintenance schedules and routes.

Punch out from the app to the larger catalogs of participating suppliers, drawing all their shopping carts into one central platform.

Integrate with your WOM or CMMS system to pass information via APIs, to connect purchases to the work order, which provides benefits in productivity downstream.

Combined with SDI Sourcing & Procurement services, the platform enables technicians to perform one-stop shopping for repair materials, eliminating the time-consuming exercise of going from supplier to supplier searching and ordering material required for repairs.

Empowering Technicians with Real-time Access, Visibility, and Control

Bring the full power of the FM and MRO supply chain to the field technician, regardless of location. Field technicians can access a single hosted catalog of FM parts, MRO, PPE and site essential materials from their truck, home, job site, you name it. Order everything from general maintenance materials, PPE, HVAC and plumbing to electrical materials. Catalog can be configured to include customer-specific OEM suppliers, as required.

Mobile Custom Catalog

Access a single hosted catalog of stock FM parts, MRO, PPE and essential materials from anywhere. Order direct from suppliers using a punch out feature that conveniently ties each ordered part to the work order management system, tracking everything in one place.

Engineering Document Management System

The SDI Tech Vault houses up-to-date service manuals, parts lists, reference material, training videos, and more to aid in the maintenance of client-specific assets. The vault is cloud-based and accessible via login credentials provided by SDI. We've optimized it for easy searchability and viewing on mobile devices, laptops, and tablets. It's engineered for the way you work.
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Digital Supply Chain Strategy for Transformative Impact

We work collaboratively with you to design a targeted solution to deliver the results and outcomes that you desire. Combined with SDI’s specialized experts and over 50 years of process excellence, ZEUS delivers real, quantifiable business results not limited to lower parts costs:

  • Improved Wrench Time – Minimizes tech time spent searching for/shopping for/driving to parts suppliers
  • First Call Completion – All parts & supplies through a single portal
  • Spend Leverage – Enables aggregation and leverage of spend and managed supplier performance (delivery, accuracy, price, etc.)
  • Standardization – Parts and suppliers
  • Visibility & Control – Of all parts purchasing and supply chain

SDI’s comprehensive Digital Supply Chain Management (DSCM) system, ZEUS, includes a full suite of parts management services ranging from eProcurement, Inventory Management, Supplier Management, and Order-to-Shipment Tracking. To learn more about our mobile apps and eProcurement software or SDI’s full integrated parts management programs, contact us today.