- My Technology Free Vacation Experiment
For the past 10 years, I have been completely accessible during my vacations. Not only have I been accessible, I have only taken 4-5 day vacations (Thurs-Mon). In essence, a long weekend. My theory being, if I only take a few days off and if I can get some work done during the week, I won’t be so buried when I get back. And of course, there are always the standard “emergencies” that “must” be handled while away. However, this year I decided to do an experiment. First, I decided to take a ONE WEEK vacation- at one time! Also, I thought, “what would happen if I left my laptop at home and didn’t check emails? Would the company survive? Would I survive?”
According to Expedia’s Vacation Deprivation® survey, the United States is a vacation-deprived country to begin with.
Expedia® Vacation Deprivation® Findings by Country
As a matter of fact, did you know that the United States is the only industrialized nation that doesn’t mandate a minimum amount of vacation by law? For real, there is absolutely zero requirement for employers to provide vacation days in the land of the free. Many companies do offer vacation days. Even still, Americans leave earned time off on the table.
In an overworked, under-vacationed society, can we really expect productivity levels to soar? I won’t go into statistics, but I will tell you how my experiment fared. First, you’ll be happy to know the company is still running. Here’s the interesting thing- not only did I survive, I had a great week! I returned to work calm, cool, and collected. The normal things that might normally rattle me, didn’t even phase me. Second, I had a goal of being caught up by the following Monday. However, I was so ultra-productive. I went through all of my emails, prioritized all of my action items, and completed almost all of the action items by the end of the day. And third, my brain was bursting with creative solutions to problems that had been plaguing me for months. Here’s my takeaway: the gains I received by taking a real vacation and not doing work while on vacation far outweighed the stress of falling behind and fear of not being able to catch up.
- 10 Best Practices to Gain Supply Chain Visibility
By Kevin Wilson
Extended Supply Chains have the following characteristics:
- Multiple geographies – Where do your customers and partners reside?
- Multiple languages and currencies
- Multiple systems – SAP, EDI, Website, portals, …
- Multiple partners – Carriers, freight forwarders, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors
- Varying regulations and compliance requirements – What’s needed to ensure we conduct business legally across the globe?
Various physical events occur, for a product, as it flows through the extended supply chain. Best practices for this process could be listed as follows:
- Standard SAP transactions are used to capture transactions across the supply chain. E.g. Purchase Orders, confirmations, ASNs, Invoice receipts, Goods Receipts, …
- Use standard SAP solutions to manage the various parts of the supply chain. E.g. SAP ERP for Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, … SAP Ariba for supplier portal interaction, SAP Event Management for Supply Chain Event Management (the core topic of this blog)
- All events pertinent to the supply chain are received from all partners. E.g. Carrier status notifications, vendor Advanced Ship Notices, Manufacturer’s manufactured event, …
- All exception events affecting the supply chain are received from all partners. A reason for the exception needs to be captured.
- Supply chain events are planned from a timing, location and partner E.g. We expect the delivery to be shipped at Warehouse ABC by Plant 1000 on 2/3/2017 @ 4pm.
- These plans should be based on actual SAP transaction schedules (E.g. Sales Order schedule line) and the dates are determined based on master data (lead times).
- The execution of events (when and where they actually occur) are compared with their corresponding plan to determine any discrepancies. These discrepancies can lead to follow-on activities to take corrective action and root cause analysis.
- Monitoring of the Supply Chain plan for events that have not yet occurred, when they should have occurred. This best practice leads to follow-up activities to take corrective action.
- Events that span multiple processes should be correlated across all of them to ensure complete end-to-end visibility. E.g. Proof of delivery relates to Outbound Delivery, Shipment and Sales Order
- System messages that communicate the event are also planned and need to be measured.g. The EDI X12 856 is the message that tells us a supplier has shipped the product to us (ASN). We would set up a plan to receive the ASN within 4 hours of the physical shipping of the goods, to ensure that we get the ASN prior to receipt of the goods. I.e. The goods are expected to ship at 2PM and we expect to receive the message at 6PM telling us that the goods have shipped.
- Manage the Supply Chain by exception – With complete end-to-end visibility into the supply chain, as it’s executing, you are able to proactively identify and react to issues.
- All data flows from SAP to an analytics tool (SAP HANA Analytics) for aggregation and further “opportunity discovery”. i.e. Where can we find ways to improve the future process, by analyzing the effectiveness of past performance.
To learn more SAP-centric best practices, listen in on our monthly webinars where we share insights and tips on the smart use of SAP to improve supply chain results.
- Reveal Launches the 2017 Webinar Series
Following the success of our 2016 webinar series, we are pleased to launch our new 2017 series.
- The Carol of Supply Chain: The Most Important Function of All
by Ed Elsbury
In the spirit of the season, Reveal would like to present the following nod to Robert L. May’s “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” with a supply chain twist, of course:
- Hands-on Training at SCM Optimization Bootcamp 2.0
Join Reveal’s top SAP experts at SCM Optimization Bootcamp 2.0, taking place in Chicago, Dec. 7-9, 2016.
- Join Reveal at Best Practices for Consumer Products 2016
Reveal is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting and speaking at the Best Practices for Consumer Products conference, Monday, Oct. 3, to Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Wheeling, Ill. This industry-leading event is designed to bring together hundreds of managers, directors and other decision-making professionals across many functions and industry segments, including durables, fashion and apparel, personal care, food and beverage, and more.
- Reveal Brand Story, Identity Receive Hermes Awards
Brand strategy for supply chain management consulting company recognized
The Reveal brand story and brand identity have won 2016 Hermes Gold and Platinum Awards, respectively. Reveal, a supply chain management consulting company, unveiled its rebranding in the fall of 2015, as three sister companies came together to create one company, the new Reveal, in order to help clients better meet their extended supply chain challenges.
“I am honored that the Reveal brand story and identity were recognized with Hermes Awards. Our brand truly reflects Reveal as a company, and it is very rewarding to have our new brand acknowledged,” said Martin Rowan, senior partner with Reveal.
Hermes Creative Awards is an annual international competition for creative professionals, administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Participants range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. Paul Gregory Media, the creative firm Reveal contracted to create its comprehensive branding program, submitted Reveal’s brand strategy as entries for the awards.
- Reveal to Present at Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016 in Vienna
Reveal is proud to announce that we will be presenting at the upcoming SAPinsider Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016 conference to offer proven insights on managing the extended supply chain. The event takes place June 22-24, 2016, at the Austria Center Vienna, with a special pre-conference workshop on June 21. Attendees will discover best-in-class approaches and perspectives from leading consultants, industry trends from analysts, lessons learned from customers, and product updates and roadmap details directly from SAP. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016 is the definitive event for organizations using SAP® solutions to drive operational excellence across the extended supply chain. This year’s event is complete with expert sessions and live product demos on supply chain strategy and production planning.
Delegates should be sure to attend Reveal sessions on the event program:
June 21: Pre-conference Workshop
Where are you burning money? From procurement to fulfillment: The top 25 diagnostics and fundamentals to enhance your SCM activities
Is your data really trustworthy? Steps to ensure decisions and optimisation activities are based upon data you can trust
Rules vs behavior? How to get all the members of your various supply chain teams to dance to the same tune
Ensure extended supply chain visibility, exception management, and product tracking and tracing
Business measures that drive change and achieve ongoing value optimisation
June 22: Day 1
Tips for crafting a perfect purchase order (PO) process using standard SAP solutions and industry standards for electronic communication
If your supply chain took a “selfie,” what would it look like?
Production scheduling done right: How to create alignment
June 23: Day 2
It’s all about lead-time management! Techniques to significantly improve lead-time accuracy
View the full agenda as well as receive a special discount off the onsite registration price by visiting www.scm2016.com/Reveal or by calling +1-.781.751.8700.
- Join Reveal at SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference
Come to Orlando, Fla., May 17-19, 2016, and learn how we transform what matters
Meet Reveal in Orlando at the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference, the largest global business technology event, hosted by SAP and ASUG. Connect with the community that uses SAP software every day. Learn how to enable your digital business strategy and get more from your technology investment. Click on the banner below to learn more about this exciting event and to register.
Be sure to visit Reveal at SAPPHIRE NOW at booth 1087C. Interact with Reveal supply chain management experts to learn how to leverage the tools you have to maximize the value in your end-to-end supply chain. Discover how we are leveraging the SAP HANA Cloud Platform to harness the power of SAP HANA and analytics to help our clients optimize their supply chains.
Take a Supply Chain Selfie and Enter to Win Prizes
If your supply chain took a selfie, what would it look like? Assess your supply chain maturity before heading to the conference by taking a “selfie” via the Reveal Self Assessment: It’s a free tool available on the Reveal website. Using an active business email address to register, take the Self Assessment, and be entered into a drawing. Runners up will take home a selfie stick offering 270-degree flexibility. The grand prize winner will receive an iPad Air 2.
Take the Self Assessment before the conference, and bring a copy of your results to the event. A member of the Reveal team will be happy to analyze your results and discuss supply chain optimization initiatives and opportunities.
If you have not yet registered for this industry-leading event, there’s still time: Register today. We will look forward to seeing you in Orlando!
- Who Took a Supply Chain Selfie and Won?
And the winner is … cue the drum roll, if you please
A few weeks ago, we launched a promotion: Take a selfie of your supply chain by taking a Reveal Self Assessment, our online tool that scores your company’s supply chain maturity. Participants who took the Self Assessment between March 15, 2016, and April 1, 2016, were automatically entered to win a drawing. Five people would take home TaoTronics smartphone selfie sticks, and the grand prize winner would receive a brand-new iPad Air 2 with protective case.
We went old school for this drawing: All supply chain selfie participants were assigned a respective number; all those numbers were put into a large hat. Then we literally pulled numbers out of the hat at random.
The five runners up: Winners of a selfie stick
- Kevin N.
- Michael M.
- James W.
- Chris M.
- Kevin A.
Grand prize: Winner of a brand-new iPad Air 2 and protective case
- Marcel B.
Congratulations to all the winners! We have contacted each them individually as to determine where their prizes should be sent.
We hope everyone who participated found the Self Assessment results to be informative. If you have any questions or concerns about your results, please contact us — email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1.630.571.1730. Reveal thought leaders are supply chain management experts who can help transform your company’s supply chain.
If you have not yet taken a Self Assessment, while this promotion has ended, you still have the opportunity to take a supply chain selfie.
- Announcing the Reveal 2016 Webinar Series
Join Reveal for an exciting monthly Webinar series, starting in March 2016 and running through November. This all-new Webinar series covers timely topics relevant to effective end-to-end supply chain management. Look forward to Reveal’s leading SCM experts discuss how to transform and optimize your organization’s supply chain. A question-and-answer period will follow each session, allowing attendees the opportunity to interact directly with the thought leader.
Sign up for the first session in the series, addressing supply chain maturity: If your supply chain took a selfie, what would it look like?
Reveal 2016 Webinar Series Themes
March 2016 | Supply Chain Maturity
April 2016 | Sales and Operation Planning
May 2016 | Customer service: Tracking Products
June 2016 | Production Planning
July 2016 | Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)
August 2016 | Procurement
September 2016 | Extended Supply Chain
October 2016 | Supply Chain Sustainability
November 2016 | Transportation and Event Management
Mark Your Calendar
March 9, 2016, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
If your supply chain took a “selfie,” what would it look like?
Speaker: Martin Rowan
Topics covered: Supply chain maturity
After the kick-off to the series in early March 2016, anticipate an informative SCM Webinar from Reveal every third Wednesday of the month:
The business plan is aligned with the sales forecast. But can your supply meet your goals?
Speaker: Sean Elliffe
Topics covered: Forecasting, RCCP, SOP
The government is mandating you track your products from inception to customer. Are you able to do that in SAP?
Speaker: Kevin Wilson
Topics covered: Serialization, product visibility, global batch traceability
MRP thinks you have infinite capacity, but you don’t. How do you manage capacity constraints using standard SAP?
Speaker: David Carroll
Topics covered: Capacity planning, scheduling and shop floor control
Best practices to align human behavior with the business rules (dynamic MRP masterdata)
Speaker: Mike Hayes
Topics covered: Rules and behavior; exception management
When you live in a glass house …
Speaker: Stephen Smith
Topics covered: Perfect order and automation; vendor performance
How well do you communicate with your customers and suppliers?
Speaker: Jim Cameron
Topics covered: Business networks / EDI
Eureka! You have reduced inventory by 20 percent. Will it stay that way?
Speaker: Patrice Matthias
Topics covered: Analyze, measure, evaluate and adjust; organization structures and governance
So your product has left the warehouse. Where is it?
Speaker: Kevin Wilson
Topics covered: Transport management and event management
Join Reveal via Webinar from March through November 2016 and help transform your company’s supply chain. Register today for the introductory 2016 Webinar: If your supply chain took a “selfie,” what would it look like?
- Reveal Partner Named in 2016 Pros to Know Awards
Thought leader Sean Elliffe ranks on Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s annual list of top supply chain professionals
NAPERVILLE, IL — February 17, 2016 — Reveal is pleased to announce that Sean Elliffe, partner at Reveal, is one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s 2016 Pros to Know in the supply chain industry.
The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. This year’s list includes more than 200 individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet these challenges.
Sean Elliffe is a partner at Reveal, responsible for driving the delivery of supply chain optimization/improvement programs around the world. He has more than 20 years of strategic business experience, building situation-based interventions and solutions that drive business to achieve effective delivery, enhanced competitiveness, and improved business efficiency.
About the 2016 Pro to Know Award, Elliffe says, “I’m proud to be counted among this select group of supply chain executives. Supply chain has evolved into a strategic imperative for business, and this award represents an acknowledgement of cutting-edge thought leadership within the industry. It’s an honor for me to accept this award, but more than that, to have had the privilege to work alongside so many good people who, because of their contributions along the supply chain, make a real difference in our world today.”
“Supply & Demand Chain Executive congratulates the 2016 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know recipients. The Pros to Know is a listing of exceptional corporate executives … who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges in the year ahead,” says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “We commend recipients for their achievements. Their accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain for competitive advantage.”
Visit the Supply & Demand Chain Executive website for the complete list of the 2016 Pros to Know winners.
Having celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015, Reveal is a business partner that provides innovative, effective solutions and optimization services to SAP-centric supply chain-driven businesses. The Reveal approach is to assess the opportunity and transform the people, processes and technologies to ultimately ensure a sustainable organization. Visit www.revealvalue.com.
About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit www.SDCExec.com.
- Reveal to Present at Managing Your SAP Projects 2015
Nov. 17-19, 2015; Las Vegas
Reveal is proud to announce that we will be speaking at SAPinsider’s Managing Your SAP Projects 2015 event, taking place Nov. 17-19, 2015, at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Attendees will gain the knowledge they need to successfully complete SAP® projects on time and on budget, as well as to align their project strategy with their organizational goals and objectives through in-depth customer case studies, demonstrations and product updates, all led by SAP® experts.
If you’re attending the event, please be sure to catch Reveal’s Track 1: Project Leadership and Planning educational sessions:
Steven Crooke: “Tips and tricks to manage the politics, hierarchies, and complexities of large organizations to get projects executed successfully”
Tuesday, Nov. 17; 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Martin Rowan: “Revolutionize the way you embed organizational change management throughout your project”
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 8:30-9:45 a.m.
Jeff Devine: “Proven methods for designing and optimizing your center of excellence (COE)”
Thursday, Nov. 19; 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Don’t miss out on this three-day event, showcasing a full agenda of can’t-miss sessions that benefit project managers, business leaders, functional teams and IT support teams responsible for planning, managing and supporting SAP® projects. You can view the full agenda by visiting www.sapprojects2015.com or by calling +1.781.751.8700.
- Reveal Broadens Supply Chain Advisory Footprint
Reveal USA, Q Data USA and Expert IG join forces to expand range of SAP supply chain management services
Supply chain industry leaders Reveal, Expert IG and Q Data proudly announce that the three independent companies are unifying to create one expanded brand under the Reveal name. The three organizations have integrated to create a brand that partners with SAP-centric businesses to transform them by challenging the traditional thinking on the modern supply chain and revealing the hidden value through the smart use of people, processes and technology.
Effective immediately, Reveal offers the complete breadth of SAP-centric supply chain services. By combining Q Data’s implementation expertise and Expert IG’s business networks and analytic thought leadership with the proven supply chain optimization capabilities of Reveal, the unified brand now artfully spans the range of SAP supply chain management needs to provide unparalleled SAP-centric solutions to the market.
Reveal serves medium- to large-size SAP-centric organizations, enabling them to run more efficiently. To accomplish this, it leverages its proprietary ongoing Value optimization® (oVo®) methodology and offers companies the ability to sustainably improve their supply chain operations. With this expansion, Reveal is now uniquely positioned to cater to its clients’ needs more fluidly and more completely.
About the move, Martin Rowan, Senior Partner at Reveal, said, “These are exciting times! Reveal is leading the supply chain market in so many ways, and once again, this strategic move will allow us to continue to lead through our expanded thought leadership. By combining our offerings into a single team, we will deepen our relationship with our clients as well as create more opportunities for us to give back.”
Reveal transforms organizations through innovative supply chain management strategies. While the brand has evolved, the expertise and quality its clients have come to expect has not changed. Companies in search of effective SAP-centric consulting services now have a singular resource for all their supply chain management needs. With the combined thought leadership of all three original organizations, Reveal is poised to leverage its industry expertise to provide the market with comprehensive and robust supply chain solutions.
When questioned, Reveal’s Thought Leaders offered the following perspectives on the exciting new direction:
“The merger of our three companies completes our strategic plan for building a single organization that can challenge the traditional thinking on the modern supply chain — one that can unleash the hidden value for every customer with which we partner by optimizing their people, processes and technology,” said Steven Crooke, Senior Partner at Reveal. “I am excited about the opportunity that this merger presents to our clients and team members.”
“Some companies merge to satisfy their investors; other companies merge to survive market conditions; few companies merge to bring a new and continued value to their customers and prospects,” said Jim Cameron, Partner at Reveal. “The merger of Reveal, Q Data and Expert IG is the most strategic alignment of companies to benefit SAP-centric enterprises in this decade. My team and I are excited to be a part of this historic offering to the SAP community.”
“We are merging our collective expertise and creating brand unity within a new Reveal,” explained Sean Elliffe, Partner at Reveal. “We know we are ready for new growth and opportunities that will increase our market relevancy long-term, streamline and align our lines of business and open doors to incorporate relationships with new audiences. We will continue to reveal hidden value to businesses, and we will help them transform what matters most to them.”
“Personally, I am very excited to be a part of this change. We had three separate companies, each leading their respective markets in terms of quality of service and value brought to the customer,” said Kevin Wilson, Partner at Reveal. “The synergy between each of our service offerings across the supply chain, covering people, process and technology, was very evident to me. With the launch of the new Reveal, with one truly unified approach toward bringing real value to our clients’ supply chain processes, I am looking forward to spreading our unique message.”
To celebrate this new beginning, Reveal is committed to giving back to its community at large, donating a portion of its profits to help children in need. In keeping with its mission, Reveal seeks to transform not only supply chains, but also the lives they touch.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015, Reveal is a business partner that provides innovative, effective solutions and optimization services to SAP-centric supply chain-driven businesses. The Reveal approach is to assess the opportunity and transform the people, processes and technologies to ultimately ensure a sustainable organization. Reveal is powered by purpose: A portion of our profits goes to helping children in need. Uncovering the potential of the supply chain is what we do. Improving lives is why we do it.
- You’re Invited to Join Reveal USA at SAP for Chemicals 2015
March 25-27, 2015, Sheraton Atlanta, GA
Reveal USA is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the SAP for Chemicals conference in Atlanta, GA, from Wednesday, March 25, to Friday, March 27, 2015. We would like to personally invite you to this industry event where business, functional and technology professionals unite to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies to improve on overall business performance.
SAP for Chemicals showcases three days of industry-leading content. Hear inspiring insights from leaders, professionals, innovators and experts at eight keynote addresses and 40+ sessions.
Join Reveal USA at SAP for Chemicals where you will have ample opportunity to speak with our company representatives during coffee and afternoon breaks, in-between sessions or over a drink at a networking event. We are confident that you will discover the right tools and technologies for your business! Register online or contact The Eventful Group at 1-877-411-4675 or 914-509-5354. For more information, please visit the conference website atwww.sapforindustries.com/chem.
- Sean Elliffe of Reveal USA presenting at Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2015 in Las Vegas
Reveal USA is proud to announce that Sean Elliffe will present SAPinsider’s Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2015 conference. The event takes place at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, March 30 – April 1, 2015. Attend to learn how you can enable innovation and operational excellence within your extended supply chain.
If you’re able to attend the event, please be sure to check out these sessions:
- Live system optimization: Field-tested techniques to improve forecast accuracy and S&OP effectiveness by 20%
- Maximize the value from production capacity planning, scheduling, sequencing, and leveling in your integrated supply chain
- Practical techniques to reduce stock outs and inventory averages using standard SAP technology
- Achieving “quick wins” using standard SAP analysis tools like LIS
- Techniques and governance structures guaranteed to improve master data quality
This conference provides comprehensive education and networking opportunities for professionals who use, evaluate, deploy, and support SAP® functionality for logistics and supply chain management, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement. You can get full details on the agenda by visiting www.scm2015.com/lasvegas.
- SAPinsider to partner with Reveal USA for Supply Chain Optimization LIVE
Dedham, Massachusetts, July 8, 2014 – SAPinsider announced that it is partnering with Reveal USA to launch Supply Chain Optimization LIVE, the preeminent seminar comprised of lecture-based, hands-on, and discussion-based education for demand and supply planners, inventory managers, supply chain managers, production planners, and buyers using SAP ECC for SCM. Walk away from the seminar with the keys to improving inventories, customer service levels, and capacity planning by 20%.
This year, we are bringing this new, interactive learning experience to these three cities:
Chicago, September 17-19
Las Vegas, November 18-20
Amsterdam, December 8-10
Join SAPinsider and Reveal USA in one of these cities and learn basic business practices that are guaranteed to bring value to the bottom line. You can get full details on the agenda by visiting www.sco-live.com or by calling +1-781-751-8700.
Contact: Jonathan Kent
Vice President of Marketing
WIS Publishing, publisher of SAPinsider
About Reveal USA
Reveal USA is a member of The Business Maturity Group that focuses on “Information Maturity” – a key element in supporting organizations manage information in a way that ensures that your business processes are driving business value within the organization. To do so, Reveal utilizes the ongoing VALUE optimization (oVo™) methodology to assist companies in identifying supply chain constraints and managing the exceptions. Reveal creates business value by harnessing the power of the clients’ existing SAP® system to increase their “Information Maturity” by introducing and educating people on the value of integrated processes, management tools, and organizational change. For more information please visit http://www.revealvalue.com.
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- Reveal Launches Mobile Capabilities for Key Supply Chain KPI’s
When used correctly, Key Performance Indicators, or KPI’s, make an organization adaptive and agile through actionable, real time information.
Reveal projects introduce very specific Supply Chain KPI’s to organizations through ongoing VALUE optimization (oVo™) initiatives in order to drive actionable behavior changes in the supply chain. The oVo™ TopSheet is a summary of these select Reveal Supply Chain KPI’s drawn directly from standard SAP® transactions and reports. Through a mobile solution powered by ExpertIG, the oVo™ TopSheet is now automatically available to display standard SAP® data on a mobile device, such as an iPad, iPhone and other platforms, in a fast and secure way. As mobile enterprise solutions becomes more common in organizations, Supply Chain Managers will further benefit from the mobilized functionality of oVo™ TopSheet with the added ability to visualize, analyze, and better communicate supply chain analytics.
“Setting targets and helping organizations’ drive towards optimizing their supply chain performance, is what Reveal is all about. Using our oVo™ TopSheet to quickly understand whether the organization is trending in the right direction and whether business behavior is aligned with the rules set in the system is a key success factor for Reveal and our clients. We are excited to release our first mobile version of the oVo™ TopSheet powered by expertIG. This will allow Executives and Managers to make instantaneous changes as a result of the relevant and actionable information made available at their fingertips. – Martin Rowan, Reveal
“The Reveal oVo ™ TopSheet analytics combined with the smart use of SAP® mobile technologies is the right choice for supply chain managers who want to bring their supply chain visibility to the next level. We’re excited about this new mobile solution and the benefit that it will have for Reveal customers. ” – Jim Cameron, expertIG