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How to Become a Demand-Driven Supply Chain?

By Reveal May 31, 2019 - Blog by Reveal

Recently, we were assessing a company’s supply chain. They had forecasted in the system, and at the management level, they spoke highly of their demand-driven supply chain. The business commented on how they can capture the demand changes rapidly and make the necessary adjustment to demand fluctuation in the system. Then we walked the shop…

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Stocking Strategy is the Door to Supply Chain Operations

By Reveal January 24, 2018 - Blog, Demand Planning, Production & Supply Planning, Supply Chain Optimization by Reveal

Many organizations underestimate the significant value of analyzing their inventory stocking strategy on overall supply chain operations. It is difficult to zero in on a stocking strategy because much of the attention is drawn to the critical items that are in immediate demand and inevitably not available on the shelf thus impacting critical production or…

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Discover and Learn the Practicalities of Supply Chain Optimization

By Reveal October 8, 2017 - Blog by Reveal

The Hands-on Education Seminar at SCM Optimization Bootcamp 2.0 December 4-6, 2017, LondonHouse, Chicago This unique learning experience you will not find anywhere else. The informative three-day SCM Optimization Bootcamp event will showcase a full slate of sessions that offer expert supply chain management advice on how to minimize inventory levels, improve service performance, reduce stock-outs with…

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In Search of the Illusive Supply Chain Strategy

By Reveal October 8, 2017 - Blog by Reveal

I have been on the trail of the illusive supply chain strategy for over 30 years.  Just when I think I am getting close to a supply chain strategy, it vanishes and the search begins anew.  Why is something that is so needed, so difficult to find? As a supply chain consultant who has been…

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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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The Six P’s of the Extended Supply Chain – Part 2 of 3

By Reveal January 5, 2017 - Blog, Procurement, Production & Supply Planning, SAP System by Reveal

Keeping demand aligned with supply in the modern extended supply chain is growing more and more challenging. Globalization, increasing freight rates, capacity constraints, regulatory pressure and partner collaboration are just a few challenges that need to be constantly addressed to maximize the effectiveness of the supply chain. In this series, we’ve begun to describe the…

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How to Fix MRP Exceptions? When You’re Told One Thing, But Need to Do Another

By Reveal November 14, 2016 - Blog, Exception Monitoring, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Production & Capacity Planning, Production & Supply Planning by Reveal

Have you ever been told to do one thing and know you should do the exact opposite? Being a consultant, I travel incessantly – new airports, new cities, new addresses and different rental cars. Every week, I have to figure out how to connect my phone via bluetooth to a different car model (I need…

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The Six P’s of the Extended Supply Chain — Part 1 of 3

By Reveal October 11, 2016 - Blog, Discrete Manufacturing, Procurement, SAP System by Reveal

by Kevin Wilson Keeping demand aligned with supply in the modern extended supply chain is growing more and more challenging. Globalization, increasing freight rates, capacity constraints, regulatory pressure and partner collaboration are just a few challenges that need to be constantly addressed to maximize the effectiveness of the supply chain. In this series, we’ll describe…

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SAP Track and Trace Solution — Part 2: Inbound Logistics

By Reveal September 1, 2016 - Blog by Reveal

In the first part of this article series, I described what Track and Trace is and how it relates to outbound logistics; if you missed it, check it out here. In this article, I will discuss how we can provide full visibility into the inbound logistics process by leveraging SAP’s Event Management module and EDI carrier status…

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What Does SAP Global Batch Traceability GBT Brings to the Table?

By Reveal December 28, 2015 - Blog, Global Batch Traceability (GBT), Track & Trace by Reveal

Industries that have a requirement to track their product movements via batches, whether it is legislated or based on a need for mature supply chain economics, find it difficult to perform these tasks in an efficient manner. Why the Inefficiency? They battle to track batches, serial numbers or handling units/packages across the various disparate systems…

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SAP Track and Trace Solution – Part 1: Outbound Logistics

By Reveal November 30, 2015 - Blog by Reveal

Most organizations deal with the shipment of goods into and out of their premises — in other words, inbound and outbound logistics. With the increasing demand for a better customer experience, it is a challenge to provide a high level of customer service when parts of your supply chain fall somewhat outside of your “sphere of influence.” Sure, through…

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What Solutions Does SAP ERP Offer to Cover the Extended Supply Chain?

By Reveal October 20, 2015 - Blog by Kelly Kuhlman

At Reveal, we focus our efforts on those solution components that SAP ERP has delivered to help create Efficient, Responsive Supply Chains. Global outsourcing combined with increasing demand for better customer service and response while remaining compliant towards regulations is a challenge to any Extended Supply Chain. How can companies leverage their solution technologies to…

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Does Your Supply Chain Give You the Competitive Edge?

By Reveal September 11, 2013 - Blog by Reveal

“Through our recent transformation of the ERP (SAP) technology that we already owned, we’ve taken Rust-Oleum’s Supply Chain operations to a more effective and sustainable level that uses SAP for Materials Management, Production/Capacity Planning and S&OP.” -Lisa Stach, Vice President Logistics and Purchasing at Rust-Oleum Come learn strategies from Senior Executives, Lisa Stach from Rust-Oleum and Matt…

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Find out why your ERP solution is letting your customers down!

By Reveal August 22, 2013 - Blog by Reveal

  Learn strategies used by Senior Executives that we have worked with from Rust-Oleum and Hu-Friedy that will uncover how to scale your business, and reduce operating costs; while improving service levels to your customers! Most large organizations today have made significant investments putting in world-class systems to manage their business; however, they still struggle to leverage this investment…

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Rust-Oleum to Improve Supply Chain Management

By Reveal July 5, 2012 - Blog, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Sales & Operation Planning / IBP by Reveal

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®…

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The oVo® Methodology Inspires Culture Change at Blount International

By Reveal September 23, 2011 - Blog by Reveal

Blount’s successful application of Reveal’s ongoing Value optimization® (oVo®) Methodology has inspired a culture change in the way SAP is used for their supply chain operations. Improvements have been made across the entire supply chain in sales forecast planning, production planning, and raw material inventory planning. A new culture of management by exception will continue…

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