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SDI International and Xchanging Create Strategic Partnership to Enhance Customer Procurement and Sourcing Efficiencies

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(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) – (October 7, 2013) – SDI International (SDI), a long-standing player in the supplier diversity and women-owned business segment, has formed a business alliance with Xchanging, the business process, procurement and technology services provider and currently the 3rd largest procurement outsourcing provider in the world.

SDI and Xchanging have created an end-to-end procurement solution to drive sustainable cost savings, enhanced efficiencies and full category management capabilities for customers across diverse industries. The alliance will benefit global customers of each organization across verticals and commodities, leveraging Xchanging’s broad strategic sourcing capabilities and sourcing and procurement technology with SDI’s tactical and supply-chain management expertise.

SDI’s indirect procurement process outsourcing solutions create value for its Fortune 500 customers by leveraging international teams with deep expertise and 24/7 operations to deliver considerably more cost savings than most in-house operations. SDI is combining its 20 plus years of expertise in workforce and supply chain management with Xchanging’s strategic sourcing and technology competencies to offer the market seamless procurement solutions. The solutions will deliver benefits including hard cost savings with reportable ROI, structured and scalable process mapping and funding models, KPI-driven governance and tracking, and enhanced diversity usage and auditing of corporate responsibility programs.

 Xchanging, which launched operations in Europe in 1999, has a global footprint and an industry-recognized track record in sourcing savings to market.  The company has world-class capabilities across the full source-to-pay procurement lifecycle, supplemented by deep category expertise and offers a full range of procurement solutions including Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, Spend Management, Procure-to-Pay Systems (P2P), Spend Analytics and e-Procurement Services.

“Managing vendor relationships and spend are two of the core competencies that have propelled SDI to become an industry leader in the supply chain and workforce management business verticals,” said Carmen Castillo, President, SDI International.  “Our partnership with Xchanging seamlessly integrates sourcing functions with our offerings to drive cost savings and process improvements for our customers.”

“Our customers will get the best of both worlds: Xchanging’s sourcing and procurement offerings that enable customers to drive growth and value, along with SDI’s supply chain expertise. This is an ideal partnership as both companies are leaders in innovative supplier-focused models,” said Marie Meliksetian, Managing Director, Xchanging Procurement Services, North America. “We especially value that our alliance with SDI International will help benefit businesses seeking an end-to-end procurement solution, and will furthermore grant them visibility to diversity spend by engaging SDI.”

About SDI International Corp:

Since 1992, SDI International Corp. (SDI) has continued to drive best practices within the business and workforce solution industries.   The company strives to provide responsive, quality-driven supply chain management programs and technical and professional talent acquisition services. In pursuit of this mission, SDI provides sustained cost savings and process improvements to customers, innovative business solutions that respond to changing market conditions and leading-edge programs and services that complement the core business focus of customers.  This corporate-wide mission statement pledges that SDI’s programs and services exceed customers’ expectations.  With headquarters in Florida, SDI maintains offices in the U.S., Canada, China, India, and the UK.  For more information, visit www.sdintl.com.

About Xchanging:

Xchanging provides business processing, technology and procurement services internationally for customers across multiple industries. The company brings innovation, thought leadership and passion to its customers’ businesses to enhance performance and value.  Xchanging wants to be regarded as the best provider in its chosen markets by delivering services that are recognized for outstanding quality, reliability and innovation. For more information, please see www.xchanging.com

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