November 2019

See what we have to say. We discuss everything supply chain.

Don’t Change Master Data for Execution Variation

By Anna Watson November 19, 2019 - Blog, Master Data, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), S4/HANA, Supply Chain Planning by Anna Watson

Often in supply chain, we talk about breaking down the silos and working across functional areas. However, there is one place where we want to still respect the division of responsibilities and that is the data between master data and transactional data. Master data should be heavily governed and does not typically change that often….

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Why Silos Must Be Broken in Order to Execute Within the Supply Chain

By Eacliffe Stuart November 19, 2019 - Blog, ERP System, Master Data, SAP Education, SAP System, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Planning, Wellness Assessment by Eacliffe Stuart

A key selling point for many companies to choose SAP to manage their business processes is “Integration”.  This is “Integration” through all the logistics modules, all of them being held accountable through the financial modules. An SAP module by itself most likely would not represent best in class but it’s the integration of all the…

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It’s Time to Hang up Our Supply Chain Superhero Capes

By Kristie Bane November 12, 2019 - Blog, ERP System, Production Planning, SAP Best Practices, SAP System, Supply Chain Planning by Kristie Bane

Like many, I rose through various roles in Supply Chain due to my skills in crisis management.  I had a cape and I wore it both proudly and regularly.  As my responsibilities grew and I had a scope that covered planning all the way through manufacturing and distribution, it became clear. Organizationally, we needed to…

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Creating Change, Improving Outcomes

By Steven Crooke November 14, 2019 - Blog, Change Management, Reveal, Supply Chain Management by Steven Crooke

Since 1989, I have been executing projects – always using the paradigm of people, process and technology to frame the activities and outcomes of the project charter.  The success and/or failure of each initiative has been measured according to specific project activities under each of these components. Recently, I have found a more powerful application…

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Who’s on First? Managing Multi-Source Environments

By Kristie Bane November 12, 2019 - Blog, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Procurement, SAP Best Practices, Supply Chain Management by Kristie Bane

“Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket” – states the proverb of the Spanish or Italian origin.  The meaning, to rely too much on a single resource or effort and to risk everything on a single venture.  This idiom seems quite apropos as it relates to how we might think about mitigating risk…

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Wait…SAP Can Do That?

By Kristie Bane November 12, 2019 - Blog, Forecasting, Procurement, SAP System by Kristie Bane

Ok, I’ll admit it…I like a good strategy board game- you know, the ones that come with the long rule books and take hours to play.  I like modeling scenarios and playing them through, trying to beat the problem or the clock, learning from the outcomes and repeating it all again.  When my manager came…

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Sustainment Starts from the Beginning

By Sandra Rubin November 1, 2019 - Blog, oVo® Methodology, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability by Sandra

Through my experiences the evolution of change and sustain.  As we have become more and more customer-centric, people often interchange the words retain and sustain.  Through our proven methodology we partner with our clients (retain our relationships) to sustain the business value achieved through the transformation project. We hear often from our clients “how will…

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How Can an Organization Maintain and Sustain Momentum?

By Wayne Thomas November 1, 2019 - Blog, oVo® Methodology, SAP System, Sustainability by Wayne Thomas

Have you ever wondered why some organizations take a few steps forward and then seemingly stumble? Organizations even fall or take a step back when it comes to programs that have been executed to gain performance improvement. There is a large body of material that discusses, shares experiences and even some bloggers/writers propose inventive and…

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