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MRO Services For Procurement

Meet Michael.
Senior Director of Procurement for a Food & Beverage manufacturer.

  • 30 years of experience in direct and indirect procurement.
  • For indirect spend, he has 4 category managers sourcing everything from corporate travel to product marketing, and from personal protective equipment to ball bearings. He knows this broad knowledge of indirect spend and lack of contracting expertise is undoubtedly leading to missed opportunities for MRO savings, but he frankly doesn’t have time to deal with it.
  • Less than half of the organization’s indirect spend is being managed through his group, at least that he can tell.  And what he can see is largely spot buys and p-card purchases.
  • Most of his indirect spend data is unstructured, corrupt and nonactionable. A lack of compelling data makes it difficult for his team to implement change. The time it takes to arrive at insights is lengthy, and the delay makes it difficult to execute on market opportunities.
  • And when he does create sourcing strategies to drive savings, almost half of his negotiated savings are never realized due to a lack of compliance to the new contracts,
  • All the while, the lack of information drives up consumption and costs while he’s being pressured to help the organization lower costs.

What Michael Needs.

  • Visibility and Control. Michael needs the systems, data, and analytics to help him see better, manage better and drive better decisions…quicker.
  • Category expertise to get more MRO and tail spend under contract. He needs market intelligence, industry knowledge and deep MRO category expertise in order to access more spend, meet stakeholder objectives, and unlock more savings potential.
  • A way to drive compliance to negotiated sourcing strategies so that the savings his team finds can be realized.

Solutions to Deliver Results for Michael.

  • ZEUS Data Analytics by SDI for full visibility into spend data to quickly identify low-hanging fruit, for quick wins, while building a WAVE strategy for long-term, sustainable savings. Data analytics and inventory forecasting helps drive strategies and priorities in procurement, while ensuring continuity of supply, with an average savings of 10-15%.
  • SDI Sourcing As-a-Service. SDI’s 47+ years of MRO category expertise, market intelligence, and strong supply chain partnerships unlocks more spend and can double Michael’s savings potential.
  • SDI P2P As-a-Service. SDI’s center-led structure and compliance model ensures the strategy set up by sourcing is the one implemented throughout the source-to-pay process. By strategically managing tail spend through more connected processes, clients can realize savings of 15% or more over spot buying and rogue spending.

Want to try out ZEUS? Contact us today for a free 3-month trial. Have another solution in mind? SDI offers a host of flexible MRO solutions, projects, and service models. Let’s collaborate and put together the right solution for you and your organization! Contact us today.

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