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SAP Extends Business Suite 7 Maintenance Support

By Ed Elsbury February 6, 2020 - Business Solutions, SAP S/4HANA Migration, SAP System by Ed Elsbury

What Does This Mean for You? On February 4, 2020, SAP announced a maintenance commitment for SAP S/4HANA until the end of 2040. S/4HANA enables organizations the ability to take advantage of digital capabilities including greater levels of automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more. It is the platform to help organizations improve customer and…

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5 Steps To Reap the Full Benefits of a Demand-Driven Supply Chain

By Ed Elsbury June 21, 2019 - Blog, Demand Planning, Supply Chain Optimization, Warehouse Management / EWM by Ed Elsbury

There is a natural progression to reap the full benefits of a supply chain that is demand-driven, and it starts with optimizing the performance of your people, processes and SAP.  Is everyone working from one system of record and viewing the same set of information to make decisions? Or, are spreadsheets being utilized in many…

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Supply Chain Strategy – Proactive or Reactive?

By Ed Elsbury March 6, 2019 - Blog by Ed Elsbury

In the 18th century, Benjamin Franklin, a printer by trade and a scientist by fame, said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”   Recently, I received a call from a supply chain professional who has 30+ years of operations and supply chain experience, is Lean and APICs certified, and needed some help. He shared…

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Good Habits Can Be Applied to Your Supply Chain, Too!

By Ed Elsbury September 5, 2018 - Blog by Ed Elsbury

Tom Corley is an internationally recognized authority on habits and wealth creation. Tom conducted a five-year study of the rich and poor and identified over 300 daily habits that separate the “haves” from the “have not’s. Tom’s studies found that 40% or more of all of our daily activities are habits. Habits are unconscious behaviors,…

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Are We Stepping Over $100 Bills?

By Ed Elsbury April 4, 2018 - Blog by Ed Elsbury

“70% of profitability can be tied to the performance of an organization’s supply chain”. The statement made by an academic keynote speaker at a recent supply chain conference. A Deloitte survey noted, “79% of companies with high-performing supply chains achieve revenue growth greater than the average within their industries. Conversely, just 8% of businesses with…

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Critical Thinking to Prepare for What’s Ahead

By Ed Elsbury December 20, 2017 - Blog by Ed Elsbury

Our team was recently conducting a Wellness Assessment for a client that is looking to double their revenue over next 5 years. A key component of realizing this objective is pursuing new markets which will require their supply chain to be more agile and responsive to market changes. Part of the assessment highlighted the need…

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Risky Business: Using Spreadsheets for Key Supply Chain Activities

By Ed Elsbury October 8, 2017 - Business Solutions, SAP System, Supply Chain Optimization by Ed Elsbury

Are You Aware of One of the Biggest Risks to Your Business? Spreadsheets are 100% risky business when it comes to supply chain Demand Planning, S&OP, Materials Replenishment, and Value Chain Collaboration. “We pull the information from our SAP system and put it into a spreadsheet. After we are done working with the information and…

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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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