BRISTOL, PA -- March 10, 2016 -- SDI, the leading provider of Supply Chain As-a-Service for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO), is delighted to announce a strategic partnership and sponsorship with Reliabilityweb.com, the most trusted source of the latest reliability and asset management news and information in the industry. SDI provides supply chain services aligned with the Reliabilityweb.com Uptime® Elements™ for MRO-spares management in the Work Execution Management (WEM) domain. In support of the Uptime Elements Framework and its commitment to helping its clients improve their reliability, SDI expects to have over 20 employees obtain their Certified Reliability Leadership status by the end of Q3 2016.

"We are very excited to be a certified MSAT Solution provider and to help manufacturers and other asset-intensive facilities along their journey towards MRO process excellence. MRO impacts the reliability of production assets in so many ways," said Chuck Wallace, Vice President of Engineering Services at SDI. "Through the MSAT program and our partnership with Reliabilityweb.com, we look forward to helping even more companies drive reliability in their plants through a more connected supply chain."

Innovations in manufacturing and rapidly changing consumer expectations are driving manufacturers to transform their operations to stay ahead of the curve. Driving reliability in their plants with well-defined MRO business processes is one way manufacturers are staying competitive.

"MRO is truly foundational to gaining production reliability. That's why it's a key element to the Uptime Elements framework, and why we're excited to have SDI as a certified MSAT provider. You can help fund any reliability project with your MRO savings." said Terrance O'Hanlon, founder of Reliabilityweb.com and creator of the Uptime Elements framework. "Our experience shows that fixing your MRO supply chain is a critical success factor for reliability improvement initiatives."

SDI is pleased to be a Silver sponsor of the upcoming RELIABILITY Conference to be held April 11-15, 2016 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In addition to supporting the important work of Women in Reliability and Asset Management (WIRAM), SDI's Vice President of Solution Design and Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), Missy Decker will be giving a talk on the various elements that make up a solid MRO program and how aligning the MRO supply chain with broader reliability initiatives can produce the best outcomes for manufacturers.

About SDI
By helping organizations understand how each link in their MRO supply chain impacts the entire enterprise, SDI helps them achieve year-over-year savings, enterprise-wide efficiencies and newfound control.

Using a custom suite of products, services and tools, SDI's platform coordinates, aligns and optimizes every step of the MRO business process. Lower costs, smarter inventories and more reliable production are all natural results from a more connected MRO supply chain.

To learn more, visit: www.sdi.com or contact info@sdi.com

About Reliabilityweb.com and Mapped Services Training (MSAT)
The mission of Reliabilityweb.com is to discover and deliver effective approaches to making maintenance reliability leaders and asset managers safer and more successful. Their vision is to create a vibrant network of publications, events and a Community of Practice based on Uptime Elements – A Reliability Framework for Asset Performance.

The Uptime® Elements™ framework is a system-based approach embedding a reliability culture into an organization. As more asset managers are adopting the Uptime® Elements™ framework in support of ISO55001, there is a growing need for in-depth services and detailed "how to" training related to the mastery of each element.

Reliabilityweb.com has developed the Mapped Services and Training (MSAT) Providers program to assist potential clients in sourcing approved vendors on processes and technologies covered by the Uptime® Elements™ Framework.

To learn more, visit: www.reliabilityweb.com/msat-providers

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