Networking and Millennials: An interesting and Powerful Combination

Networking.  As business professionals we recognize it is imperative to gain exposure for our enterprise, but business growth can simply be a positive by-product.  How about confidence growth, learning from peers and lasting friendships? I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to both attend and  be a keynote speaker at the National Minority Supplier […]

Expanding Procurement Outsourcing: The Path to Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency

There may be too many methods for improving procurement outsourcing to count, but we can at least begin with two of the highest-yielding tricks: innovation and expansion. These two never seem to take a rest. Global companies cannot maintain their leadership positions or increase their growth without the dynamic duo of innovation and expansion.

SDI Unveils New Website!

The wait is finally over! After months of hard work and dedicated efforts, SDI is thrilled to unveil our new corporate website.  When beginning the project, the company wanted to debut a new brand identity – one that was modern and visually represented the organization as a dynamic player in the markets where we operate.

Welcome to the first issue of the SDI Blog.

For more than 20 years, SDI, one of the largest certified woman- and minority-owned corporations in the US, has been driving process efficiencies and generating reportable and repeatable cost savings for our global customers through our Business and Procurement Process Outsourcing programs.   SDI has successfully lowered transactional costs—driving hard cost savings from a category management […]

Thinking Globally, Building Locally; How Carmen Castillo Built SDI

This story first appeared in Diversity Business magazine: The morning of August 24, 1992 dawned windy and overcast in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Rain fell in sheets and scatterings of lightening lit the sky with a stormy brilliance. But none of this could dampen Carmen Castillo’s spirits. She had signed her lease and put all of her paperwork […]

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

(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.