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Rust-Oleum to Improve Supply Chain Management

By Reveal July 5, 2012 by Reveal

rust-oleum Supply Chain

Reveal engaged with the world leader in paint and coating supplies

Reveal has been selected to engage with Rust-Oleum, a worldwide leader for home and industry paints and coating products, in a comprehensive supply chain optimization project that will drive greater value out of their existing SAP system and make better use of leading SAP® Best Practices. Through this engagement, Rust-Oleum will realize financial and operational benefits while gaining improvements in service level performance.

Prior to the ongoing VALUE optimization (oVo®) initiative, Reveal delivered the initial phase of their oVo Methodology, a Wellness Assessment, in which they performed an investigative analysis on Rust-Oleum’s supply chain. The analysis included a comparison of SAP Best Practices with current processes within their existing SAP System. Reveal identified opportunities for standardization within the supply chain and conducted a review of Rust-Oleum’s forecasting and demand planning practices. On the final day of Reveal’s one-week analysis, they defined the value proposition and a roadmap to guide Rust-Oleum in the next steps towards their supply chain optimization initiatives.

As a result of the insight and value opportunities that Reveal provided to Rust-Oleum for their supply chain operations, Rust-Oleum decided to engage with Reveal on the next phase of their oVo® Methodology, the Optimization Phase.

Over the next several months, Reveal will assist Rust-Oleum’s supply chain team in improving their purchasing and fulfillment strategies by reviewing supplier relationship and on-time delivery performance. They will do this by managing MRP strategies, forecasts, and demand items within SAP. By providing production strategies for scheduling and capacity planning, Reveal’s education and assistance will provide Rust-Oleum with the ability to further reduce unnecessary inventories and operational costs. This project will build awareness of standard Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) functionality and create an initial planning hierarchy that has flexible structures to align the Rust-Oleum team.

Reveal, has been involved in the Rust-Oleum engagement since the Wellness Assessment. “We are extremely excited to be involved with such a world-class organization like Rust-Oleum and look forward to a great partnership throughout this engagement’.

When Reveal and Rust-Oleum complete this supply chain initiative, Rust-Oleum’s supply chain team will have the confidence and capability to sustain the inventory reductions and increased their return on investment of their SAP system, on their own.

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