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The Seven Most Expensive Words in Business

By Martin Rowan December 19, 2016 - Change Management by Martin Rowan

In our line of business, we often hear, “We are successful despite ourselves” – words that imply the organization is making money, growing and ensuring is delivered to its customers in spite of the internal efforts, stress, anxiety, cost, frustration and manual intervention to achieve it. The result of realizing this folly is typically a…

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’tis the Season to Balance Demand, Supply and Fulfillment

By Philip Franz November 28, 2016 - Value Optimization by Kelly Kuhlman

Amazon recently announced that it is hiring 120,000 seasonal workers to support its holiday season fulfillment orders. While this is a boon for people looking for seasonal employment across the United States, adding 120,000 new employees into a complex fulfillment process is a monumental undertaking for any organization. Amazon supply chain professionals are hiring seasonal…

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How to Fix MRP Exceptions? When You’re Told One Thing, But Need to Do Another

By Reveal November 14, 2016 - ERP System, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Supply Chain Management by Reveal

Have you ever been told to do one thing and know you should do the exact opposite? It happens to me all the time. Being a consultant, I travel incessantly – new airports, new cities, new addresses and different rental cars. Every week, I have to figure out how to connect my phone via Bluetooth…

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IQ vs. EQ: Which Is More Important in Hiring?

By Deena Ullom October 24, 2016 - Talent Management by Kelly Kuhlman

by Deena Giordano Ullom According to Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, “[e]motional intelligence [EQ] is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” The term appeared on the scene in the mid-1990s and seemed to finally explain why…

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Surviving Supply Chain Optimization: Intelligent Demand Segmentation Is Key

By Sean Elliffe October 17, 2016 - Blog, Supply Chain Management, Value Optimization by Kelly Kuhlman

Whether your organization is facing rapid growth or another round of belt-tightening, the need for supply chain optimization remains a business imperative. Maybe there already is an initiative planned or started within the company, or it is possible that you have run out of steam or are not achieving expected results. The reality is that…

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The Six P’s of the Extended Supply Chain — Part 1 of 3

October 11, 2016 - oVo® Methodology, Supply Chain Management by

by Kevin Wilson Keeping demand aligned with supply in the modern extended supply chain is growing more and more challenging. Globalization, increasing freight rates, capacity constraints, regulatory pressure and partner collaboration are just a few challenges that need to be constantly addressed to maximize the effectiveness of the supply chain. In this series, we’ll describe…

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Why Education Is Key to SAP Optimization

October 3, 2016 - Supply Chain Management by

by Ed Elsbury Recently, I overheard my daughter’s soccer coach instructing the team on when to use certain tactical skills to move the ball upfield. He used two different scenarios to make his point. The first scenario entailed having the ball on the run in the open field and going up against one defender. The…

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Hear Reveal Present at CSCMP’s 2016 Annual Conference

September 22, 2016 - Events by

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…

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Top Five Things to Consider Before Building an App

By Dara Soumgit September 20, 2016 - Value Solutions by Kelly Kuhlman

by Dara Soumgit Small to medium businesses now are incorporating web apps into their business strategies to increase their sales and help boost employees’ productivity. However, lack of planning can lead to diminished profitability and decreased utility if the app is poorly conceived and does not work well. Before building an app, it is important for…

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A Strong Supply Chain is Integral to Effective Brand Management

September 12, 2016 - Supply Chain Management by

by Lisa Roberts Too often supply chain-based organizations operate in siloed environments. At Reveal, we see it frequently — procurement does not communicate effectively with production; production does not communicate effectively with warehousing; warehousing does not communicate effectively with distribution; distribution does not communicate effectively with customer service; sales does not communicate effectively with any of…

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SAP Track and Trace Solution — Part 2: Inbound Logistics

By Reveal September 1, 2016 - SAP Event Management, SAP Global Batch Traceability, SAP Transportation Management, Supply Chain Management, Value Solutions by Reveal

In the first part of this article series, I described what Track and Trace is and how it relates to outbound logistics; if you missed it, check it out here. In this article, I will discus how we can provide full visibility into the inbound logistics process by leveraging SAP’s Event Management module and EDI carrier status…

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SAP Mobility: Get It Right

By Rutul Thakkar August 22, 2016 - Blog by Kelly Kuhlman

At Reveal, we focus on our Business Maturity® Continuum and oVo® methodology to align people, process, and technology and transform supply chains. SAP Mobility solutions are a good way to bring people, process, and technology together. There are a few different tools offered by SAP, SAP partners and third-party sources available for application development, but in…

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Giving Back: When It Matters Most …

By Martin Rowan August 8, 2016 - Giving Back by Kelly Kuhlman

by Martin Rowan At Reveal, we talk a lot about giving back and how it is core to our beliefs. Besides donating a portion of our profits, we also provide all employees with the opportunity to take “give back” time off. Using this give-back time, my family and I recently took a trip to the Philippines, where…

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Drive Value in Your Supply Chain Optimization with a Smart Use of KPIs – Part 1

By Jim Cameron July 27, 2016 - Value Optimization by Kelly Kuhlman

by Jim Cameron Most people will agree that using key performance indicators (KPIs) in their organization will drive behavior, as well as promote a positive change in the teams that utilize them. Advances in technology and trends in using “Big Data” analytics allow for even more accurate and advanced measures of supply chain processes. This multi-part…

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How Optimizing Your Supply Chain May Be Harder Than Climbing Everest

By Steven Crooke July 5, 2016 - Supply Chain Management, Value Optimization by Kelly Kuhlman

by Steven Crooke Why I believe optimizing your supply chain may be harder than climbing Mount Everest: Firstly, a disclaimer: I have not climbed Mount Everest myself; I have only read many accounts of people who have successfully achieved this incredible challenge. Their accounts are awe-inspiring. I am a supply chain guy and an SAP guy…

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Transforming What Matters: Living the Reveal Brand

By Martin Rowan April 25, 2016 - Brand by Kelly Kuhlman

“Transforming What Matters” is more than Reveal’s tagline — not merely a clever sequence of words, but a notion that took a lot of thought and described our inner belief. It describes what we love doing — helping companies change for the better; it describes how we do it — we assess, we transform and we…

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Gain Control of Your Supply Chain: Eight Points to Ponder

By Kevin Wilson April 18, 2016 - Analytics, SAP Event Management, SAP Transportation Management, Supply Chain Management by Kelly Kuhlman

When it comes to the extended supply chain, it is critical to ensure that any issue that occurs during the process is uncovered in a timely manner. Once an issue has been uncovered, it then becomes critical to take action on it in order to get the process back on track. Without this kind of…

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Skin in the Game: Gainshare on Inventory Optimization

By Sean Elliffe April 7, 2016 - Value Optimization by Kelly Kuhlman

by Sean Elliffe Reveal has had significant success, particularly over the past two years, in continuing to help organizations optimize their inventory and address their process performance issues. Production schedule attainment; fill rate to customers (100% on-time and in-full delivery for the first time in 20 years for one customer); overall service-level improvements across the…

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Meet Reveal at SCM 2016: Plan Your Schedule

March 15, 2016 - Events by

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,…

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

February 24, 2016 - Events by

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…

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Join Reveal in Texas: Best Practices for Chemicals 2016

February 8, 2016 - Events by

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…

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