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MRO Outsourcing

Taming the MRO beast.

You know the reality. Disparate systems, independent processes, varying product names – no wonder outsourcing vs. in-sourcing represents a constant MRO battle.
Add the struggle for full visibility into your indirect spend to control MRO costs, and going enterprise-wide with a single solution seems utterly impossible. It is not…

MRO from a smarter perspective.

Simply put, the typical revenue model for an “integrated MRO provider” is to sell you parts and product lines – regardless of your needs or expanding inventories.
SDI is entirely supplier-agnostic; we have no agenda other than to assess your unique situation, lower the TCO of your production assets, improve overall equipment effectiveness, and reduce your parts consumption – not increase it. At SDI,
MRO is all we do.

Standardized and centralized for predictable efficiencies.

SDI has the resources and proven technology to seamlessly connect all of your facilities through a single supply chain management program. This reliable, scalable, standardized MRO system is flawless in syncing all aspects of your supply chain – ensuring welcome accountability for the entire MRO lifecycle. Together, we will pinpoint the weak links, and how best to improve and strengthen them.

Outsourced storeroom management.

SDI manages all MRO products, purchased and consumed. Our goal: compliance with Best-in-Class MRO procedures, procurement and inventory management, and timely reporting about usage patterns by products, individuals and departments. We oversee everything – issuing, receiving, parts put-away, cycle counting, reconciliation and returns.

E-Procurement model

How to leverage your spend through a centralized model? We can help.

First, we analyze your existing supplier relationships and look for more efficient options. Then, we show you how to leverage current suppliers and supplement it with SDI’s vast resource network. As a supplier-agnostic partner, all material pricing is passed through at cost – guaranteed. We then provide the training and tools to manage the process. SDI experts even provide Best-in-Class transaction management services — relieving your day-to-day administrative burden. Our end-to-end MRO solution includes:

Success Story

Our former solution provider was not independent; they were a supplier of parts. It's not the best thing to have a supplier be your MRO outsourcing provider. With SDI, we have a truly independent sourcing agent looking after our best interests.

SDI at Work

In the third post in this series on MRO As-a-Service by Spend Matters, Pierre Mitchell and Michael Lamoureux talk about how managing MRO as a process delivers benefits from efficiency to effectiveness and beyond to an evolutionary phase. The next generation of value, MRO-as-a-Service, helps organizations build intelligent, agile, scalable and integrated supply chains (direct and indirect).

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.

Employee Spotlight

A Six Sigma Black Belt, David leads the team that conducts data analytics, reviews process efficiencies, and interacts with SDI’s clients in Mexico to provide actionable plans to address issues that may affect supply chain productivity.