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Who’s on First? Managing Multi-Source Environments

By Kristie Bane November 12, 2019 - Blog 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 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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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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Using the Power of MRP

By David Carroll July 22, 2019 - Blog by David Carroll

Understanding, and using the power of MRP has many benefits and can help your organizations supply chain greatly. Setting off on the path from imbalance and inefficiency to balanced integration requires recognizing that data and material requirements planning (MRP) are the glue that holds everything together. As MRP runs, it touches everything — materials, BOM,…

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Understanding the Power of Exception Monitoring

By David Carroll July 29, 2019 - Blog by David Carroll

One way to think of exception monitoring is that it is a catalyst for change, letting you know what processes are out of balance and identifying where your energies need to be expended. The goal of understanding the power of exception monitoring is end-to-end supply chain integration. From sales and operations planning through demand management,…

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Evolution of Integrated Business Solutions Through Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

By Wayne Thomas June 5, 2019 - Blog by Wayne Thomas

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) began in the 1960s with efforts at planning and scheduling materials for complex manufactured goods. In the 1970s, expensive and clunky MRP solutions began to take shape. In 1972, five engineers in Mannheim, Germany started SAP Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung) with the purpose of producing and selling software to drive integrated business…

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The Value of Accurate Data

By Stephen Smith October 17, 2018 - Blog by Steven Smith

SAP is an incredibly powerful tool with organizations investing significant time and money to implement SAP. So why then do so many companies that run SAP do so much outside of SAP? Inevitably they think SAP functionality is wrong or under-delivering so they start using spreadsheets without realizing that SAP is a wonderfully designed system…

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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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One System of Record!

By David Carroll March 14, 2018 - Blog by David Carroll

Why Do Companies See the Std ECC Capacity Planning Reports, You Know CM01,04,05 Etc. and Think, What a Load of Rubbish? Or that they can’t help. There ugly old and should have died with the dinosaurs. There is a general fundamental lack of understanding of Capacity Planning and how its role is core to achieving…

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Coffee, Helicopters, and Inventory Management

By Sean Elliffe March 7, 2018 - Blog by Sean Elliffe

A Day in the Life of an Off-Shore Materials Coordinator Todd Jenkins arrived at the Pearcy Shore Base outside Aberdeen at around 5:30 am. Fifty minutes earlier, having downed the last of his Java deep roast coffee, he said goodbye to his wife of 22 years, Janet. Both were now accustomed to the 28-day rotation…

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What’s in an oVo®, a Look From the Inside Out ?

By Patrice Matthias May 18, 2017 - Blog by Reveal

I have been working for Reveal for almost seven years.  I joined the team because I loved the Reveal message.  Reveal was a home with a methodology, ongoing Value optimization® (oVo®), around principles I had been living by for years. So, the other day when a colleague asked what I go through when I embark…

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Why Education Is Key to SAP Optimization

October 3, 2016 - Blog by Anna Watson

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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Are You Watching Your Company’s MRP Game Within the Game?

By Mike Hayes July 12, 2016 - Blog by Kelly Kuhlman

Humans, by nature, are focused on outcomes; especially in sports. Take baseball, for instance: the number of wins, loses, batting average, a pitcher’s ERA; the list goes on.  In America’s game, there is another dimension that most fans don’t pay attention to, “The game within the game.” There have been dozens of books published about…

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