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Adapting desktop applications to handhelds in the MRO supply chain

Bristol, PA -- "Adapting Desktop Applications to Handhelds," a high-level educational presentation from Strategic D...


November 24, 2005
By MRO Magazine


Bristol, PA — “Adapting Desktop Applications to Handhelds,” a high-level educational presentation from Strategic Distribution Inc. (SDI), a provider of MRO supply chain management services in North America, is now available for download.

The 25-minute presentation touches on the business driver benefits of using handheld devices in MRO supply chain management operations and was delivered by Ron Fijalkowski, executive vice-president of technology and central services for SDI.

Those benefits include improved data capture integrity, reduced time loss and improved accountability. The presentation also outlines SDI mobile applications in work order management, part search and ordering, cycle counting, inventory management, delivery management, and more.

Fijalkowski is responsible for SDI’s enterprise-wide IT operations as well as related technology departments that support its operations using the company’s Inventory Management Services, Central Planning, and Customer Support Call Center.


Fijalkowski leads the company’s efforts in deploying handheld technology to its client roster, to improve inventory management services and to reduce costs. Additionally, having previously served as CIO of SDI, he is responsible for SDI’s voice and data communications, organizational assessment, project planning, technology investigation and acquisition, requirements definition and system integration. He was recognized by Computerworld magazine as a Premier 100 IT Leader, and led the successful stabilization of SDI’s IT processes, infrastructure and environment.

Fijalkowski’s presentation is available for download at

The presentation was originally made during Mobile & Wireless World Conference 2005 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The presentation will remain available until September 23, 2006.

Additional information can be found at