Buckman Chemical

Improving Operational Efficiencies Using SAP More Effectively

Buckman Chemical is a privately held, ISO-certified, global specialty chemical company. Their products and chemical services are utilized in various industries including pulp & paper, biofuels, leather, water treatment and more.

CHALLENGES

Limited use of SAP to effectively manage an integrated supply chain affecting operating costs, inventory performance and ability to scale efficiently.

  • Partial use of demand management and visibility across the supply chain
  • Inadequate use of standard production planning tools
  • Rising raw material and finished goods inventory
  • Lack of visibility of inventory in warehouse and non-optimal warehouse management practices
  • Frustrated users, lack of trust in the data and excessive manual processes
  • Limited use of MRP generated requirements for manufacturing and procurement
  • SAP reporting functionality not being utilized to support business and process performance KPI’s
  • Work center capacity leveling not being done
  • Production sequencing being done in spreadsheets 

SOLUTIONS

  • Supply chain transformation utilizing Reveal’s oVo® methodology focused on optimizing inventory, capacity and production planning, demand management and warehouse material flows to support improving service levels
  • Education for demand planners, buyers, production planners, schedulers, shop floor, and management on existing SAP tools
  • Education on SAP Available to Promise functionality
  • Education on managing master data to align with business rules
  • Established ownership and accountability of master data
  • Improved communication and process alignment across the supply chain to support strategic initiatives
  • Established Storage Bin Capacity process in SAP to drive automation of put away activities
  • Education on Shelf Life End Date (SLED) management processes
  • Established Governance with KPI’s in alignment with strategic business performance measures


BENEFITS (Within 6mo.)

  • Reduced overdue Demand Elements by 85%
  • Reduced overdue Supply Elements by 97%
  • Reduced negative days of supply by 66%
  • Reduced supply chain exceptions by 67%
  • Improved visibility of forecasts and impacts to the supply plan
  • Empowered business users to change rules (master data)
  • Production Planners utilizing detailed scheduling tools in SAP
  • Optimized production line capacity, throughput rates and sequencing
  • Increased schedule attainment and production efficiency
  • Implemented replenishment strategies for raw materials and finished goods
  • Activated ATP (Available to Promise)
  • Aligned KPI’s to business objectives

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Discover where and when to connect with Reveal at upcoming webinars and industry events.

Business Guide to S/4 vs. ECC's New Planning Features & Functions

February 15, 2023
11:00 am
CST
With
Kristie
and
Martin
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Business Guide to S/4 vs. ECC's Production Finite Scheduling

April 12, 2023
11:00 am
CST
With
Eacliffe
and
David
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Business Guide to S/4 vs. ECC's Extended Warehouse Management

June 21, 2023
11:00 am
CST
With
Steve
and
Jason
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Business Guide to S/4 vs. ECC's Sales Order Monitoring & ATP

August 16, 2023
11:00 am
CST
With
Marcie
and
Kristie
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Business Guide to S4 vs. ECC's Purchasing Spend Analysis

October 18, 2023
11:00 am
CST
With
Wayne
and
Peyton
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SAPinsider Vegas 2023

Mar 20, 2023
Mar 23, 2023
Bellagio Hotel, Vegas, NV
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MasterClass SAP Supply Chain Bootcamp

Apr 19, 2023
Apr 21, 2023
Virtual
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Gartner Supply Chain Symposium Xpo 2023

May 8, 2023
May 10, 2023
Orlando, FL
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MasterClass SAP Supply Chain Bootcamp

Jul 19, 2023
Jul 20, 2023
Virtual
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