Events

  • Meet Reveal at Best Practices for Automotive: Plan Your Schedule

    Reveal is proud to announce that we will be presenting at the upcoming Best Practices for Automotive, taking place September 18-20, 2017, MGM Grand Detroit, Michigan, be certain to interact with Reveal.

  • Join Reveal in Chicago at the ASUG Fall Focus Conference

    Reveal is pleased to announce that our supply chain management industry experts will be speaking at ASUG Fall Focus Conference taking place September 19-21, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel.

  • Reveal to Speak, Exhibit at Inaugural SAP-Centric Materials & Logistics Conference

    Reveal is pleased to announce we will be speaking and exhibiting at The SAP-Centric Materials & Logistics conference, March 5-7, 2017, in Huntington Beach, Calif.

  • Join Reveal at Logistics & SCM 2017 in Orlando

    Reveal is pleased to announce that our supply chain management industry experts will be speaking at Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2017, taking place March 6-8, 2017, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando.

     

  • 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.

  • Hear Reveal Present at CSCMP’s 2016 Annual Conference

    Reveal will speak at CSCMP’s 2016 Annual Conference, taking place Sept. 25-28, 2016, in Kissimmee, Fla. Martin Rowan, senior partner at Reveal, and Steve Boebel, vice president of finance, Minuteman International, will present an educational session at the annual supply chain management event. On Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, the two executives will present “Transforming your supply chain? Start with unlocking the full potential of your ERP.”

  • Reveal to Present at Logistics and SCM 2016 in Singapore, Oct. 10-12

    Reveal proudly announces that we will be presenting at this year’s SAPinsider Logistics and SCM 2016 conference, taking place 10-12 October in Singapore.

  • Join Reveal at Supply Chain Optimization

    SupplyChain-300x600Reveal is proud to announce that our top SAP experts will be presenting at SAPinsider’s Supply Chain Optimization events, taking place in Orlando and Chicago in the last quarter of 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.

  • Leveraging Standard SAP and EDI to Achieve the Perfect PO

    by Kevin Wilson

    In late June, I will be talking on this topic at the SAP Insider Supply Chain Management conference to be held in Vienna, Austria. I thought I would just share a few highlights before we get into the details at the conference.

    The topics I will cover in the talk include the following:

    1. Techniques to improve the Procure to Pay (PTP) process
      – Unlock the capabilities within standard SAP solutions
      – Identify issues with the PTP process
      – Match the PTP process with the “Perfect PO”
    2. Learn best practices for fully consuming the EDI X12 and EDIFACT standards for Carrier and Supplier.
    3. Show where to leverage SAP Event Management (EM) for interconnected end-to-end visibility and exception management.
    4. Show where to integrate carrier notifications into the PTP process to provide real-time exception management and meet your on-time delivery commitment to your customer.
    5. Show how SAP Smart Business for SAP EM (HANA Analytics) provides measures for on-time delivery measurement.
  • 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.

    Reveal SCM Vienna 2016

     

    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
    Martin Rowan

    Is your data really trustworthy? Steps to ensure decisions and optimisation activities are based upon data you can trust
    Sean Elliffe

    Rules vs behavior? How to get all the members of your various supply chain teams to dance to the same tune
    Sean Elliffe

    Ensure extended supply chain visibility, exception management, and product tracking and tracing
    Kevin Wilson

    Business measures that drive change and achieve ongoing value optimisation
    David Carroll

    June 22: Day 1
    Tips for crafting a perfect purchase order (PO) process using standard SAP solutions and industry standards for electronic communication
    Kevin Wilson

    If your supply chain took a “selfie,” what would it look like?
    Sean Elliffe

    Production scheduling done right: How to create alignment
    David Carroll

    June 23: Day 2
    It’s all about lead-time management! Techniques to significantly improve lead-time accuracy
    Martin Rowan

    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.

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    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!

  • Meet Reveal at SCM 2016: Plan Your Schedule

    If you are heading to Las Vegas to participate in the Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016 Conference, taking place March 21-23, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, be certain to interact with Reveal. Take advantage of the array of educational sessions, both pre-conference workshops and conference sessions, led by Reveal’s supply chain management (SCM) experts, and visit booth #825 for complimentary resources.

    Plan your schedule now for this preeminent SCM event. The full agenda — when Reveal thought leaders will be presenting and on what topics — follows.

     

    Pre-Conference Workshops
    Sunday, March 20, 2016

    9:00 a.m.
    “50 shades of simple – The go-to guide on how to utilize SAP’s new user experience to optimize the way you do business within 90 days”
    Jim Cameron

    NEW Full-day session series: SCM Optimization Master Class
    Jump start your supply chain with a special full-day session presented by Reveal. This Master Class provides in-depth sessions designed to build a solid foundation of knowledge in topics critical to effective supply chain management.

    9:00 a.m.
    “Where are you burning money? From procurement to fulfillment: The top 25 diagnostics and fundamentals to enhance your SCM activities”
    Martin Rowan

    10:30 a.m.
    “Is your data really trustworthy? Steps to ensure decisions and optimization activities are based upon data you can trust”
    Sean Elliffe

    1:00 p.m.
    “Rules vs behavior? How to get all the members of your various supply chain teams to dance to the same tune”
    Sean Elliffe

    2:00 p.m.
    “Ensure extended supply chain visibility, exception management, and product tracking and tracing”
    Kevin Wilson

    3:00 p.m.
    “Business measures that drive change and achieve ongoing value optimization”
    Jim Cameron

    Conference Sessions
    March 21-23, 2016

    Build your agenda for SCM 2016 and plan to attend Reveal’s presentations to transform and optimize your company’s supply chain. Leverage your SAP system’s capabilities and improve your supply chain management.

    Monday, March 21
    1:30 p.m.
    “Field-tested techniques for unlocking the full potential of SAP ERP capacity planning and scheduling”
    David Carroll

    3:00 p.m.
    “If your supply chain took a “selfie,” what would it look like?”
    Jim Cameron

    4:30 p.m.
    “Reaping the benefits of prompt payment to your suppliers through automation”
    Kevin Wilson

    Tuesday, March 22
    8:30 a.m.
    “It’s 4 PM; does your customer know where its purchase is? A look at the omni-channel effect on the supply chain”
    Jim Cameron

    10:30 a.m.
    “It’s all about lead-time management! Techniques to significantly improve lead-time accuracy”
    Martin Rowan

    12:45 p.m.
    “Building a world class supply chain for the future: Key success factors for mitigating ‘enemies of the (SCM) state'”
    Sean Elliffe

    3:00 p.m.
    “Tools and techniques for establishing and maintaining effective product traceability”
    Kevin Wilson

    Wednesday, March 23
    8:30 a.m.
    “Master data governance for the supply chain: Key elements and architectural considerations to support a federated business”
    Malan Barnard

    10:30 a.m.
    “Align procurement with MRP to reduce raw material inventory holding levels”
    Martin Rowan

    4:30 p.m.
    “Production scheduling done right: How to create alignment”
    David Carroll

    BONUS: Hear a Reveal client present an SCM case study.
    3:00 p.m.
    “Case study: How Minuteman International optimized and rapidly transformed its supply chain operations using standard SAP capabilities”
    Steve Boebel, Minuteman International

     

    Reveal is a proud sponsor of Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016 Conference. If you have not yet registered to attend this industry-leading event, you still can meet Reveal at SCM 2016 in Las Vegas. Register now for discount.

     

  • Announcing the Reveal 2016 Webinar Series

    Supply Chain Selfie_webIf your supply chain took a “selfie,” what would it look like?

    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?

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    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

    Register For This Webinar

    After the kick-off to the series in early March 2016, anticipate an informative SCM Webinar from Reveal every third Wednesday of the month:

    April 20
    The business plan is aligned with the sales forecast. But can your supply meet your goals?
    Speaker: Sean Elliffe
    Topics covered: Forecasting, RCCP, SOP

    May 18
    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

    June 15
    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

    July 20
    Best practices to align human behavior with the business rules (dynamic MRP masterdata)
    Speaker: Mike Hayes
    Topics covered: Rules and behavior; exception management

    August 17
    When you live in a glass house …
    Speaker: Stephen Smith
    Topics covered: Perfect order and automation; vendor performance

    September 21
    How well do you communicate with your customers and suppliers?
    Speaker: Jim Cameron
    Topics covered: Business networks / EDI

    October 19
    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

    November 16
    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?

  • Meet Reveal at SCM 2016, March 21-23, in Las Vegas

    Get the most out of your time in Vegas: Meet Reveal at SCM 2016

    Join Reveal at Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016 Conference, taking place March 21-23, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Take advantage of the array of educational sessions led by Reveal’s supply chain experts and visit our booth for free resources.

    Register for SCM 2016
    This event not only offers a detailed look at the entire range of capabilities within SAP SCM solutions, it facilitates learning, networking and one-on-one conversations with expert speakers.

    Pre-Conference Events
    March 20, 2016

    NEW This Year: SCM Optimization Master Class

    Jump start your supply chain with a special full-day session presented by Reveal. This Master Class provides in-depth sessions designed to build a solid foundation of knowledge in topics critical to effective supply chain management.

    Presentations include:

    Where are you burning money? From procurement to fulfillment: The top 25 diagnostics and fundamentals to enhance your SCM activities
    Martin Rowan

    Is your data really trustworthy? Steps to ensure decisions and optimization activities are based upon data you can trust
    Sean Elliffe

    Rules vs behavior? How to get all the members of your various supply chain teams to dance to the same tune
    Sean Elliffe

    Ensure extended supply chain visibility, exception management, and product tracking and tracing
    Kevin Wilson

    Business measures that drive change and achieve ongoing value optimization
    Jim Cameron

    Pre-Conference Workshop

    50 shades of simple – The go-to guide on how to utilize SAP’s new user experience to optimize the way you do business within 90 days
    Jim Cameron

    For a preview of the insights you can expect from Reveal thought leadership, be sure to read Martin Rowan’s article, “How SAP Software Can Be a Catalyst for Change,” in the current issue of SAPinsider. Learn four ways to transform your organization to adapt to the modern supply chain.

    Conference Sessions
    March 21-23, 2016

    At SCM 2016, Reveal experts will be presenting nine sessions in the following tracks:

    Plan your time in Las Vegas: View the full agenda as well as Reveal’s specific sessions online by visiting www.scm2016.com/Reveal, or call +1.781.751.8700.

    Visit Our Booth

    As a proud sponsor of SCM 2016, Reveal will have a booth in the exhibit hall. Be sure to stop by to talk one-on-one with our supply chain management experts.

    Assess your Business Maturity before heading to the conference by taking a Reveal Self Assessment: It’s a free tool available on the Reveal website. If you take the self-assessment ahead of time, 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.

    Register Today

    Meet Reveal at SCM 2016 and discover how to optimize your supply chain.

    Haven’t registered for the SCM 2016 conference yet? Sign up through this link for a $200 discount: www.scm2016.com/Reveal.

  • Join Reveal in Texas: Best Practices for Chemicals 2016

    Reveal will be exhibiting and presenting at
    this industry-leading event

    Best Practices for Chemicals, taking place March 14-16, 2016, in The Woodlands, Texas, is the only chemicals conference where business, functional and technology professionals unite to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies to improve on overall business performance. The event showcases three days of industry-leading content. Hear inspiring insights from industry leaders, professionals, innovators and experts at eight keynote addresses and 40-plus sessions.

    What You’ll Learn at Our Presentation

    On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Jeff Devine, Partner at Reveal, co-presenting with Doug Doughty, CIO, PLZ Aeroscience Corp., will speak on Managing SAP Fundamentals to Facilitate the Expanding Supply Chain & Company Growth:

    “PLZ has been growing and expanding their market share and understands the importance of having a solid technology foundation in place to do so. Being able to respond with agility to issues, daily challenges and strategy changes needs to be reflected in the system to ensure the business continues to flourish and grow. Join Doug and Jeff to learn what PLZ is doing to achieve these objectives and the business value they are achieving as a result.”

    Visit Our Booth

    Designed for all industry segments and functions, Best Practices for Chemicals 2016 is an interactive experience rather than a sit-and-listen conference, and the dynamic exhibit floor highlights leading technology and service partners.

    Reveal will have a booth in the exhibit hall. Be sure to to stop by to talk one-on-one with our supply chain management experts and learn how we help transform SAP-centric supply chains.

    For more information and to find out how you can save on your registration, visit www.bestpracticeconferences.com/chemicals/.

  • Join Reveal in Las Vegas at HANA 2016

    Reveal is proud to announce that Thought Leader Jim Cameron be presenting at HANA 2016, taking place Feb. 16-19, 2016, at the Wynn Las Vegas. Join us at the definitive conference for organizations evaluating, implementing and optimizing SAP HANA® for big data and real-time analytics.

    Reveal’s collaboration with event organizer SAPinsider has made it possible to extend a $400 discount to our valued clients and colleagues who have not yet registered. To receive your discount, you must enter the conference site through one of the links in this article.

    Catch Reveal Presentations at HANA 2016

    If you’re able to attend the event, don’t miss Jim’s sessions:

    • Building responsive analytic apps using the SAP HANA Cloud Platform
      Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016
      3-4:15 p.m.
    • Integrating third-party applications with SAP using SAP HANA Cloud Integration
      Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
      3-4:15 p.m.

    View the full agenda and claim your $400 registration discount by visiting www.hana2016.com or by calling +1.781.751.8700.

    We look forward to seeing you at HANA 2016!

  • 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.

  • Managing Your SAP Projects 2015

    Nov. 17-19, 2015; Las Vegas

    Learn More

  • SAP TechEd

    Oct. 19-23, 2015; Las Vegas

    Learn More

  • Best Practices for Consumer Products

    Oct. 5-7, 2015; Atlanta

    Learn More

  • 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:

    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.

  • Master Data Governance and Maturity webinar series

    Reveal is hosting a 2 part webinar series regarding Master Data Governance and Maturity. Sean Elliffe will present these sessions on July 22nd and July 29th – both at 11AM CST.

    This webinar series of two, provides guidelines to leverage supply chain data as a foundation for process optimization across the organization. The focus will be on ways to empower organizations to…

    1. Ensure that their supply chain master data is governed properly this includes tips to establish business rules and standards
    2. Measure data accuracy, relevance, and effectiveness across various supply chain functions
    3. Identify the most common causes of poor master data quality across the supply chain and
    4. Evaluate the pros and cons of centralized versus decentralized master data management:

    Register for Master Data Governance and Maturity 1: http://bit.ly/1oE7xxw 

    Register for Master Data Governance and Maturity 2: http://bit.ly/1ksup1W 

     

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  • Maintenance Organization Excellence

    Maintenance Organization Excellence

    Reveal’s John Bassi will cover 4 webinar sessions throughout the month of May, regarding the topic of Maintenance Organization Excellence. Each session will begin at 11AM CST every Tuesday in May. The sessions will cover:

     

    1. Using core SAP R3 functionality to gain control of your maintenance planning and execution

    Do your maintenance teams know what work is priority? Do you have the right material at the right time to do the job? Do your maintenance teams and procurement teams cooperate? Are you maintenance costs out of control? Do you have visibility of your plan and actual deviations inside SAP? In this session you will learn: how to manage works orders by exception, to proactively determine when work cannot be executed as a result of material shortages, about best practices to integrate materials management (MM) and plant maintenance (PM) activities, and you will acquire insight on how to avoid unsound practices that impede integration, compromise delivery and pile on the costs by narrow-mindedly ensuring plant uptime. Click here to register

     

    2. How to ensure that poor services procurement practices do not negatively impact plant up time

    Services Procurement is standard SAP functionality, but are you using it effectively? If you have asked any of the following questions without a clear answer, then this could shed some light on the subject.

    – Can you easily monitor the status of services linked to a work order?

    – Are you getting the services you need, when you need them?

    – Can you monitor completion of planned or unplanned services?

    – Are you able to effectively control your services spending?

    – Do you procure project or maintenance services using free-text functionality?

    – Are you paying suppliers too much, too little or not at all? Click here to register

     

    3. Planner Performance Management inside SAP

    Access to planner performance information will give you visibility on how well the plan is met. This session will show how SAP’s PMIS tools and reports can be used to access the data needed for improving the impact of your maintenance teams on the health of your plants. Give your planners and foreman a view of where costs and effort are running high. All the while moving towards improved planning inside SAP. Click here to register

     

    4. Work Order Monitoring & World Class Benchmarking KPIs

    This final session in the Plant Maintenance session will combine the use of these tools and reports to build a foundation for measuring your maintenance effort against world class benchmarks.Click here to register

  • Benefits of Capacity Planning in the system

    The second session in Reveal’s April Webinar series, Production Execution Optimization, will be focusing on the benefits of capacity planning in the system. All too often manufacturing capacity planning is performed in a spreadsheet by someone working on the production floor. This, however, could be impacting a company’s profitability and limiting its ability to respond to market changes. This webinar will cover some of the basics about capacity planning inside of SAP. There is no requirement for additional software, the best practices covered in this webinar will assist production planners working within the system instead of in Excel spreadsheets.

     

    This webinar session will be presented by a Reveal Business Maturity Advisor, Patrice Matthias on 4/8/2014 at 11:00 AM CST. Other sessions that Patrice will present in this Production Execution Optimization series are:

    Production Execution – Standard Tools

    Date : 04/15/2014, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

    Description: Is inventory piling up in the warehouse or are customers screaming for their orders? Perhaps you are planning your Production (Manufacturing) for convenience and batch efficiency the way you always did. Do you know what standard tools are available and how to ensure that you are actually making what your customers need, when they need it? Register here

    Production Reporting and Integration Best Practices

    Date : 04/22/2014, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

    Description: Does it seem like you just finished creating last months Production (Manufacturing) reports when they are asking for the next report? Learn what tools and Best Practices exist in the standard system to avoid all this manual work and get a real time picture of performance, enabling faster reaction to demand changes. Register here

     

     

    Recordings of each webinar that will be presented in this series can be found on the Reveal USA website, on the Resource page. Click here for previously recorded webinar sessions. 

  • Inventory Optimization Best Practices – Webinar Series

    Throughout March, Reveal’s weekly webinar series will cover Inventory Optimization Best Practices. Each Tuesday starting March 4th through to March 25th, join Jim Schwarz and get all of your Inventory Optimization questions answered! Session’s will focus on the following:

    What is your Planning and Purchasing Team focused on?

    Date/Time: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM CST

    Description: Is it putting data into, or getting information out of your system? Information systems have become an integral part of the business management landscape. It does not replace the years of business knowledge or experienced decisions to situations, but it does enhance the information available to make informed decisions. Is your planning team focused on the results coming out of the system, or are they too busy trying to feed the data in? Join us to discover some simple reports and tools that will help your team focus on the right stuff. It is quick and it is simple! Click here to register for this session!

    Putting the decision points back in the system

    Date/Time: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM CST

    Description: One of the greatest losses to any organization is the loss of skill and entrenched knowledge held in people. It is time to hedge your loss, and drive the capture of those key decision rules in your information system. Capturing the right MRP rules in your master data will drive greater efficiencies in in your process. Have the system work harder, not your people. Click here to register for this session

    Keeping the process under control. It is all about visibility and action.

    Date/Time: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM CST

    Description: How do you keep the eye on the ball, with the many other tasks you have to attend to? Join us to take a look at how one simple report can keep you informed about the status of your supply chain, and guide to the critical action that is required to maintain the balance. Train your people to be exception minded instead of trying to manage everything. Click here to register for this session

    Getting value out of your SAP implementation 

    Date/Time: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM CST

    Description: With the added pressure of needing to fulfill multiple roles, we have created organizations of doers, where people interpret their value by the amount of work they have. People have learned how to become effective (achieving the result), without being efficient (working harder not smarter). Join us in this last webinar of the series to understand how to drive better efficiency into the supply chain process. See how reliable automation of the right materials can drive better efficiency in your purchasing function. Click here to register for this session 

    You can register for all of these webinar sessions, by visiting the Reveal Resources Page. For question regarding any of these webinar sessions, or future Reveal webinar presentations, let us know! Our email is webinar@revealvalue.com

  • You don’t need more software functionality, you already have what you need to succeed

    Reveal invites you to attend our final webinar of the year, You don’t need more software functionality, you already have what you need to succeed, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM CST. 

    The theory of System; process; People has never changed, yet when our system under performs we continue to look for more/new software to get us out of trouble. This webinar deals with the realities that people and process add huge value to business, and limits the improvement additional software will bring if we don’t address the people and process components of our solution.

    Register here today!

  • Reveal’s December Webinar Series: Thought Leadership Outlook – What’s Next!

    Reveal invites you to join our upcoming December webinar series, Thought Leadership Outlook – What’s Next!

    On Tuesday, December 10 from 11AM – 12PM, Reveal Thought Leader Joseph Grobler will discuss Basic Techniques that make global supply chains more effective. As supply chains are stretched globally with manufacturing on different continents and consumers stretching across the globe, there is a challenge within supply chains for better visibility, auditability, and control to ultimately keep inventory averages down while meeting fluctuating forecasted demands from a wider spread consumer base. This webinar introduces basic techniques necessary to ensure global data integration and the ability to build a global forecast that is trusted and controlled. To register for this webinar, please click here.

    On Tuesday, December 17 from 11AM – 12PM, Joseph Grobler will present You don’t need more software functionality, you already have what you need to succeed. The theory of System; Process; People has never changed, yet when our system under performs we continue to look for more/new software to get us out of trouble. This webinar deals with the realities that people and process add huge value to business, and limits the improvement additional software will bring if we don’t address the people and process components of our solution. To register for this webinar, please click here.

    If you would like to view previous webinars, you can visit Reveal’s Resources Webpage.

  • Using Standard Reports to Improve Planned Maintenance

    Rounding off the Maintenance Organization Excellence webinar series, we will follow through to look at some of the LIS reporting tools that help us evaluate our maintenance activity. With processes in place to capture all of the maintenance activity, as well as damage codes, see how this information can be used to drive further process improvement.

    This webinar will take place on Tuesday, November 26 at 11AM CST.

    Register here!

  • Scheduling Work Orders – Discover the Secrets Behind the Maintenance Planning Board

    With implementation focused on getting the transactions to work, very often scope is cut when considering the nice to have functions. Join us in this session to take a look at the scheduling board that is used to sequence, prioritize and level load your maintenance resources. We will also take a look at the result through some capacity evaluation reporting.

    Join us on Tuesday, November 19th from 11AM – 12PM CST for the Scheduling Work Orders webinar presented by Reveal Thought Leader, John Bassi.

    Register today here or by visiting the Reveal Resources page.

  • Scheduled Maintenance – Have you taken the time to clearly define your master data?

    Schedule maintenance, who has time for that? With a focus on breakdowns, corrective actions and restoration, scheduled maintenance is very often forgotten. Join us in this session to look at how the definition of your master data plays a very important role in planning and refining your scheduled activities. See how the system can be used to its full potential to drive this.

    This webinar will take place on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 11AM – 12PM CST. Please visit the Reveal Resources page to register for this webinar and view our upcoming webinar schedule in addition to past webinar recordings.

  • The Evolution of Maintenance Planning – Why Information Systems have become pivotal in driving successful Maintenance Strategies

    Reveal’s November Webinar Series, Maintenance Optimization Excellence, begins tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5th at 11AM CST.

    Tomorrow’s topic, The Evolution of Maintenance Planning – Why Information Systems have become pivotal in driving successful Maintenance Strategies, is the first of four webinars in this series. As the strategy to improve plant reliability has evolved, so too has the need to report and evaluate vast amounts of maintenance activity information. Information systems have evolved to the point where we can be far more precise in the capturing of activities. Join our session to understand the full cycle of integrated planning tools that SAP provides. Assess how much of this functionality you are using, and identify just how well integrated your planning activity is.

    To register for this webinar and to learn about all upcoming webinars, please visit Reveal’s Resources Page.

  • Supply Chain Bootcamp, Las Vegas

    Find out why 100% of Supply Chain Bootcamp attendees in Chicago, IL recommend and approve of this seminar!

    The Supply Chain Bootcamp seminar is the only seminar for teams that optimize and improve supply chain management processes using the standard SAP systems already in place. Through interactive lectures and demonstrations you will:

    *Walk through proven supply chain optimization techniques that will reduce inventory levels up to 15% within 6 months

    *Learn critical supply chain integration techniques to help enhance lead time accuracy by 15-20%

    *Get field tested advice for aligning inventory quantities with lead times and service levels, improving service levels by 20% within 6 months

    *Hear firsthand how to leverage SAP ERP tools that you already own to set tangible performance targets

    Supply Chain Bootcamp will take place in Las Vegas from November 13-15, 2013.

    To learn more information about the seminar, including how to register, please visit: scmbootcamp.wispubs.com

  • Reveal Production Webinar Series

    Join Reveal at Tuesday Webinars during the month of October.  The topic is Production.  If you struggle with using the Production functionality in standard SAP these sessions are a good place to start exploring the power of standard SAP.  This Webinar series will walk through the process of setting up value streams and then setting up master data in SAP to perform Capacity planning.  Once capacity planning is in SAP, execution of the plan is key.  The series will finish strong reviewing standard reports and validating some best practices.  Hope to see you on the webinar!

    http://http://www.revealvalue.com/resources#upcoming

  • Does Your Supply Chain Give You the Competitive Edge?

    “Through our recent transformation of the ERP (SAP) technology that we already owned, we’ve taken Rust-Oleum’s Supply Chain operations to a more effective and sustainable level that uses SAP for Materials Management, Production/Capacity Planning and S&OP.”

    -Lisa Stach, Vice President Logistics and Purchasing at Rust-Oleum

    Come learn strategies from Senior Executives, Lisa Stach from Rust-Oleum and Matt Hunley from Hu-Friedy, that will uncover how to scale your business, and reduce operating costs; while improving service levels to your customers!

    Revealing Value 1 Day Executive Summit: Why Your ERP Solution is Letting Your Customers Down! will take place on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in Itasca, Illinois. To find out more information and how to register, please visit www.revealingvalue.com. 

  • What is Your Planning and Purchasing Team Focused On?

    Is it putting data into, or getting information out of your system? Information systems have become an integral part of the business management landscape.  It does not replace the years of business knowledge or experienced decisions to situations, but it does enhance the information available to make informed decisions.  Is your planning team focused on the results coming out of the system, or are they too busy trying to feed the data in?  Join us to discover some simple reports and tools that will help your team focus on the right stuff.  It is quick and it is simple!

    On Tuesday, September 3 at 11AM CST, Reveal Thought Leader Patrice Matthias will be presenting the webinar, What is your Planning and Purchasing Team Focused on? To register please click here!

  • Find out why your ERP solution is letting your customers down!

    Revealing Value Event

    Learn strategies used by Senior Executives that we have worked with from Rust-Oleum and Hu-Friedy that will uncover how to scale your business, and reduce operating costs; while improving service levels to your customers!

    Most large organizations today have made significant investments putting in world class systems to manage their business; however they still struggle to leverage this investment to truly add value to their customers. The net result is ongoing cost increases, more manual intervention, higher inventories and price concessions to “keep” customers. This event will show you how to improve service levels because of your system not in spite of it.

    In this content packed event, you will learn:

    • How to better forecast your supply plan to anticipate your customer’s needs to remain pro-active
    • Manage your capacity constraints to develop a competitive service strategy
    • Gain visibility into your supply chain to see where potential service issues may occur to effectively communicate with your customer’s before it is too late.
    • Align your organization around the integrated information within you ERP system to work as a single unit with the ultimate goal of service performance

    Company leaders will discuss their personal experience around how they incorporated these business transformation techniques and will provide insight and real world examples on how they have driven short term results while building a long term strategic vision. In addition, you will hear from leading industry experts that have spoken around the globe to thousands of organizations sharing their insightful experience.

    All of these topics will be presented with the focus of using the existing systems you have today with no “pitches” of adding new software or more technology.

    To find out more information, visit Reveal’s website.

  • Supply Chain Bootcamp Chicago Success!

    Reveal and SAPinsider are proud to announce the success of SAP Bootcamp 2013 that took place in Chicago on July 17-19! 100% of Supply Chain Bootcamp attendees in Chicago recommend and approve of this seminar! Through interactive lectures and demonstrations, attendees learned how to optimize and improve supply chain management processes using the standard SAP systems already in place.

    Topics discussed by Reveal Thought Leaders Martin Rowan, Sean Elliffe and Keith Searls included where are you burning money in your supply chain, best practices to reduce inventories and prevent critical stock-outs, and 10 essential principles that SAP customers can adopt right now, just to name a few.

    If you missed out on the Chicago Supply Chain Bootcamp, you can attend the same Bootcamp in Las Vegas from November 13-15! To learn more details about the Bootcamp, including reasons to attend, the agenda and the link to register, please visit the SCM Bootcamp website.

  • 2013 Supply Chain Management Bootcamp

    Due to an overwhelming response, Reveal and SAP insider is proud to announce the return of the SAP Bootcamp for 2013 with dates in Chicago and Las Vegas. This seminar, produced by SAPinsider, will be kicking off in July 17-19, 2013 in Chicago.

    With 98% of past attendees recommending and approving the Supply Chain Bootcamp, attendees can once again can expect major benefits from attending this year’s Supply Chain Bootcamp. Through interactive lectures and demonstrations, attendees will learn how to optimize and improve supply chain management processes using the standard SAP systems already in place.

    Past participant, Eric Pulley from Beiersdoft Inc. stated, “My biggest takeaway from this seminar will pay for itself many times over. There are functions and capabilities within SAP that our business users are not taking advantage of that can save us significant time and money!” Attendees can expect to learn optimization techniques that will reduce inventory levels up to 15% within 6 months, along with critical supply chain integration techniques to help enhance lead-time accuracy by 15-20% and improved service levels by 20% within 6 months.

    Mick Fletcher, a Production Planner with Hallmark Cards who attended a past Bootcamp in Chicago, stated that “the presentations at this Bootcamp were well constructed and the presenters demonstrated tremendous expertise on the subject matter, leaving no question unanswered. Additionally, the take-home materials will make excellent resource material to refer back to if a future question arises.”

    “Every company looking to improve system performance while decreasing costs should attend. The focus on using core SAP tools is something big for us in these tough economic times. I now have a solid plan to decrease inventory costs, increase turns, and optimize processes. This is by far the best seminar I have attended!” stated Carolyn Lennon, Continuous Improvement Engineer with Harley-Davidson, following her attendance at Bootcamp last year. Supply chain managers, production planners, purchasing and procurement managers and sales and operations planners are the type of people that should attend Bootcamp. Keith Searls believes that previous attendees can gain “new updated information, especially around the areas of both production planning and sales and operations planning” by attending this year’s seminar and encourage past participates to register.

    Reveal experts Sean Elliffe, Joseph Grobler, Martin Rowan and Keith Searls will be speaking at this year’s seminar and offering their vast knowledge on how to capture the most value from your existing SAP system. When asked what makes Supply Chain Bootcamp stand out in comparison to other industry seminars, Keith Searls stated, “The truly unique value of the Supply Chain Bootcamp is the interaction with the speakers and other attendees throughout the event. Individuals come away with new ideas and best practices that they have been able to apply immediately within their organization. Attendees learn what they can do with their existing system, instead of what they should by investing in new technologies.”

    To learn more information about the upcoming Supply Chain Bootcamp including how to register and the agenda, please visit www.scmbootcamp.com. To contact Reveal please visit http://www.revealvalue.com or call 630-596-5653.

  • Reveal set to speak at Mastering SAP Plant Maintenance

    Reveal’s Maintenance Optimization webinar series in March 2012 received great reviews and a large amount of interest. This growing topic is gaining even more attention by The Eventful Group through their Mastering SAP Plant Maintenance Conference. Join Reveal from June 11 – 12, 2012 at the Sandton Sun Hotel in Johannesburg South Africa. To learn more about the conference visit: www.masteringsap.co.za/pm/

    The Reveal team will be speaking at the following sessions:

     

    Governing Integration with Procurement: Making Sure You Get What You Need, When You Need It!Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:50AM

    Managing the integration between Plant Maintenance and purchasing remains a challenge. Resolution of this challenge does not lie within the realm of more technology, but rather using the technology you already have to govern the behavior of demand and supply role players. Your SAP system contains standard functionality that allows you to align procurement’s service delivery to your maintenance plans. The objective is to use these tools to proactively manage negative impacts on your ability to maintain your plants. This session offers proven techniques, successfully used by your peers to report on and manage the balancing of demand and supply to ensure increased plant reliability.

    • Explore the use SAPs standard monitors, to improve procurement’s service to you (for both your spares and services requirements).
    • Understand how to use this standard SAP ERP functionality to manage events along your maintenance supply chain to more easily resolve supply problems before they create plant down- time • Find out how you can govern the behaviors of all supply chain role players – from demand through to supply – making sure everyone works to an agreed plan
    • Consider sets of KPIs, using SAP data, that encourage cooperation and ensure integration amongst the different business functions that impact plant reliability
    • Discover methods to improve communication between maintenance, warehousing and purchasing
    • Explore these concepts in the context of a four-phased, information maturity model, that ensures that SAPs integration works as intended

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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