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Thinking on my feet
Steven Freemantle
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Jun 16, 2014

I have been off the talking circuit for some time – setting up a new company has not allowed for me to focus on that part of the contribution I make to the supply chain community – an activity I thoroughly enjoy.

Murderous Master Data: One solution does not fit all
Steven Freemantle
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May 20, 2014

Will the company that has reasonable material master data please stand up! SAP’s material master data, without a doubt, is the bane of any Supply Chain Manager’s existence. This will also not be news to the supply chain community, with most companies I engage with despairingly accepting that master data always has, and always will be an insurmountable problem. This after several failed attempts to fix the challenges that material master data presents.

The reason I do what I do
Steven Freemantle
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May 04, 2014

I recently completed a Business Maturity Optimisation programme for one of my long-standing clients. On completion of his certification exam one of the participants sent me the email below. I share it reluctantly since it makes me feel boastful, yet I also know the overwhelming sense affirmation his gratitude gave me.

Are you using SAP the right way?
Steven Freemantle
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Apr 20, 2014

There is a common view held amongst many companies in the SAP install-base that their SAP systems fail to deliver the intended business value. Some even feel they are slaves to their SAP, and at best have a very expensive data capture tool.

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