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Manufacturing Execution – One System of Record

By David Carroll September 12, 2019 - Blog by David Carroll

When I was in the operations department, those of us on the shop floor were seen almost as a nuisance and not seen as the last people to touch our products before they got to our customers, so to my mind we were a pretty important nuisance. This was 30+ years ago and it’s only…

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Why did SAP do this to me?

By Jay Freeman January 23, 2019 - Blog by Ed Elsbury

Over and over again, I hear people say “SAP did this to me” or ask “Why did SAP do this to me?” While this may be a natural tendency, it is nevertheless a fallacy.  SAP is not a sentient being, and it is not capable of “doing something” to a human.  SAP does not make…

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Training vs. Education – What’s the Difference, Anyways?

By Jay Freeman August 15, 2018 - Blog, Business Solutions, SAP System by Ed Elsbury

Many people use the words “training” and “education” interchangeably.  While in some cases this may be appropriate, the reality is there are nuanced differences.  As defined by Wikipedia: Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Training is teaching or developing in oneself or others, any skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. The differences become more pronounced…

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A Macro Trend for How We Manage the Supply Chain

By Steven Crooke July 25, 2018 - Blog by Steven Crooke

What Does Globalization Entail for the Modern Supply Chain? Before we had the luxury of exchanging information at the pace we do today, we relied on discussions by telephones, letters or memos. International transportation was limited to ships and local transportation moved at a snail’s pace. The business was localized and large companies were siloed….

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Sales Forecasting Deja Vu

By Eacliffe Stuart July 11, 2018 - Blog by Eacliffe Stuart

Have You Experienced Forecasting Déjà Vu? My client is describing the challenges experienced when Sales Forecasting inaccuracy is being blamed for inventory issues and availability date (ATP). After so many years in the field, why do I still feel this is a commonly experienced issue within the industry? Seasoned professionals will agree that in order to…

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The Social Supply Chain

By Aimee Latuszek June 6, 2018 - Blog by Reveal

As a millennial, it’s obvious to see that there is one aspect of modern marketing that can instill fear deep into the hearts of older generations: ‘Social Media.’ As you may already know, Social Media is no longer a hobby, a trend, or a mere pastime. This once-considered downtime activity is now a booming industry—and…

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Old Paradigms Inhibit New Decisions

By Steven Crooke May 23, 2017 - Blog by Steven Crooke

I was sitting with a client this last week and we were talking about SAP’s roadmap to S/4HANA.  We were trying to align it with the client’s IT strategy and Reveal’s recommendations for their Supply Chain initiatives.  This was a lively discussion with just a little bit of tension about how they were going to…

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Old Paradigms Inhibit New Decisions

By Steven Crooke May 23, 2017 - Blog by Steven Crooke

I was sitting with a client this last week and we were talking about SAP’s roadmap to S/4HANA.  We were trying to align it with the client’s IT strategy and Reveal’s recommendations for their Supply Chain initiatives.  This was a lively discussion with just a little bit of tension about how they were going to…

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Implementation Consultants vs. Trusted Advisors

By Martin Rowan April 12, 2017 - Blog by Martin Rowan

Being a father whose daughter is a freshman in college, I understand the importance of a good education.  More importantly, I also understand it goes beyond textbook smarts.  To bring true value to herself, her future family and the organization she may work for, she will need to apply the education she has received in…

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Is it Easier to Produce a Quality Customer Product or Quality Business Data?

By Reveal March 27, 2017 - Blog by Kelly Kuhlman

The answer to this question depends on who you talk to in any organization.  Organizations employ many people whose job responsibility is to provide research and development, product engineering, manufacturing, quality, and logistics. The focus of all of these roles is to ensure a quality product to the customer.  Unfortunately, few companies understand how to…

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Why Education Is Key to SAP Optimization

By Ed Elsbury October 3, 2016 - Blog, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), SAP System, Supply Chain Optimization 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 second scenario was…

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Transforming What Matters: Living the Reveal Brand

By Martin Rowan April 25, 2016 - Blog 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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