Standard Modifier Dictionary (SMD)
IHS Standard Modifier Dictionary™ provides companies with consistent naming conventions for MRO items.
The IHS SMD is the only data dictionary available today that has been created exclusively for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO). Thousands of companies use this proven cataloging methodology daily to ensure that their MRO item descriptions are consistent and complete.
MRO catalogs require a specialized nomenclature to ensure that naming protocols are consistent enterprise wide. Generic data dictionaries and other taxonomies fail to recognize the unique nature of MRO. Modifying these applications to focus on MRO can lead to further inconsistency between product descriptions and potential duplicate item entries.
Since 1978, the SMD has been used to cleanse more than 50 million MRO item descriptions for over 400 companies in the Fortune 1000. Every day, more that 3,000 industrial plants and facilities in 35 countries use the IHS SMD product for managing inventories of MRO parts such as pipes, valves, bearings, associated plant equipment and general supply items.
The SMD enables customers to realize significant savings through:
- Identifying of duplicate and redundant inventory
- Identifying lower cost, functionally equivalent non-OEM alternates
- Avoiding false stock-outs
- Simplifying inventory searches
- Reducing equipment downtime