Updated: Aug 30
SDE Analysis, consisting of the initials Scarce, Difficult, Easy, is an inventory analysis technique that classifies products according to availability.
S: Scarce > Scarce resource / No fixed production => Kraljic: Strategic and Critical
D: Difficult > Difficult / Long lead time => Kraljic: Strategic, Critical, Leverage
E: Easy > Easy to find / Short lead time => Kraljic: Routine and Leverage
Some features of hard-to-find products;
Products subject to government inspection
Products that take a relatively significant time to produce
Critical machinery/equipment spare parts
By providing forward-looking planning, motivates to make a long-term supply plan.
It creates sensitivity against possible supply problems, thanks to tracking products with supply time problems.