Supply chain integration strategies provide plant and facilities maintenance organizations the benefit of a completely digital, optimized FM and MRO platform without requiring storeroom technology investments. From bar code scanning, pick/pack/deliver, to smart phone ordering and forecasted replenishment and everything in between, the supply chain integration process enables full visibility into the supply needed to complete work orders.
When integrating customer systems, SDI takes advantage of technologies that already have proof of concept to gain visibility and further connect the procurement function to the maintenance function for digital success. Our digital supply chain integration strategies leverage CMMS platforms, or Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, to provide consistency in planning, streamlining in operations, and increased uptime in production.
SDI’s Digital Supply Chain Management System, ZEUS, can integrate through APIs. For those organizations who are not on the current version of their CMMS and thus can’t support APIs, the supply chain integration process can apply a multitude of technologies ranging from cXML to EDI to Flat Files.
To have reliability, manufacturers and FM professionals have to extend beyond the assets/equipment to the supply chain supporting those assets. The ability to predict a failure is not nearly as powerful as the ability to prevent it by having the parts and materials needed to minimize downtime. MRO and FM parts is a pervasive problem for all maintenance organizations and the convergence of FM, SC and EAM are strategic inflection points that will help achieve greater efficiencies and control – ultimately giving companies a competitive edge.
To learn more about how SDI can provide a more connected enterprise through supply chain integration strategies, contact us today.