Wednesday Jul 24, 2013

A Question of Logistics -– How Extreme Performance Helps Organizations Manage the Unforeseeable

A Guest Post by Rick Jewell, Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle (pictured left)

Globalization, demand and cost volatility, disruptions due to natural disasters, new fulfillment models, and mergers and acquisitions are just some of the reasons that supply chains and their associated logistics networks have become more complex. As a result, logistics professionals are faced with the daunting challenge of designing an optimal logistics network knowing that the best answer for today’s requirements is likely to be insufficient in short order as changes arise.

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Thursday Jul 18, 2013

Transform Your Value Chain with Oracle’s Latest In-Memory Applications

Untitled Document A Guest Post by Rick Jewell, Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle (pictured left)

Complex and changing. These are perhaps not the words you want to hear, but they describe the reality of modern supply chains. The more complex things get, the more difficult it becomes to understand the impact of changes and make the right decisions in a timely fashion. Also, the degree of planning difficulty increases with the continuously expanding volume of supply chain data.

All too often, outdated planning processes and disconnected planning systems are simply not adequate. Without the right systems in place, planners can’t get a complete view of activities, let alone analyze them in real time to help ensure informed decision making. The result: their organizations get left behind. 

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Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

Who's in Charge of the Customer Experience?

A Guest Post by Esteban Kolsky, industry influencer (pictured left)

In the past 20-25 years we have moved away from company-driven interactions where the company determined what happened each time a customer contacted it. Now we are entering the era of customer-driven communications where the customers tell companies what they want, when, and why. The shift is happening mostly due to the availability of communications channels, which customers use to share their knowledge and power. In this post, Esteban Kolsky, industry influencer, (pictured left) explores how customers gained this powerful control and what this pendulum swing means to organizations.

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Tuesday Jul 09, 2013

KBACE: “We’re All In”

Jeff Curtis from KBACE Technologies (pictured left) says, “KBACE is joined at the hip with Oracle Sales to close and drive license revenue.” The global consulting and technology services company implements and supports Oracle's SaaS solutions, specifically HCM. In fact, KBACE has the most live Oracle HCM Cloud clients in North America. It uses a unique implementation approach, called KBACE Accelerate, which keeps tailoring of the application to a minimum, is time efficient, and saves money. In this post, Curtis talks about KBACE’s relationship with Oracle Sales and Oracle Development and the success it has had with Oracle customers. 
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