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MRO Services For Procurement

Meet Michael.
Senior Director of Procurement for a food & beverage manufacturer.

He has 30 years of experience in direct and indirect procurement.

Michael's MRO Problem within Procurement.

  • When it comes to indirect procurement, Michael has four category managers who source everything from corporate travel to ball bearings. Michael's lack of contracting expertise is leading to missed opportunities for MRO savings, but frankly...he doesn't have time to deal with it.
  • About half of the indirect procurement in Michael's organization is managed through his group. Many of these are ad hoc and p-card purchases, leading to a rogue spending atmosphere.
  • The indirect procurement data Michael does gather is largely unstructured and non-actionable. This leads to vague and uncompelling reports that rarely prompt change. Even when insightful data does arrive, it's often after the fact and no longer applicable.
  • When Michael does create MRO sourcing strategies to drive savings, almost half of his negotiated savings are never realized due to a lack of compliance to the new contracts.
  • Time passes in this disordered state. The lack of information continues to drive up consumption and costs. Pressure increases on Michael to help the organization lower costs. He doesn't know where to start.

Michael Needs an MRO Procurement Strategy... Now.

  • Visibility and Control. Michael needs a "big picture" overview so he can quickly and easily view systems, data and analytics and make faster, better and more informed decisions.
  • Category Expertise. Michael requires market intelligence, industry knowledge and deep MRO category expertise in order to access more spend and unlock more savings potential.
  • Compliance Strategies. Michael needs a way to drive compliance to negotiated sourcing strategies so that the savings he finds can be realized.

Michael, Meet MRO Solutions for Procurement

  • ZEUS Data Analytics by SDI is designed for full visibility into spend data so Michael can quickly identify low-hanging fruit for quick wins, all the while building a long-term MRO procurement strategy for sustainable savings.
    Data analytics and inventory forecasting help drive strategies and priorities in MRO procurement, while ensuring continuity of supply, with an average savings of 10 - 15%.
  • SDI Sourcing As-a-Service. SDI’s 47+ years of MRO procurement and category expertise, market intelligence and strong supply chain partnerships unlock more spend and can double Michael’s savings potential.
  • SDI P2P As-a-Service. SDI’s 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 a more seamless and connected process, clients like Michael can realize savings of 15% or more.

Want to try out ZEUS? Contact us today. Not sure what MRO procurement strategy you need? SDI offers a host of flexible MRO solutions, projects and service models. Let’s collaborate and create the right solution for you and your team! Contact us today.

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