Oracle MDM Value Chain – MDM and Product Lifecycle Management
By David Butler on Sep 15, 2011
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) needs quality product data from suppliers, through production, to sales, marketing and support. This is what MDM for Product data (aka Product Information Management – PIM) creates. The value chain is known as the Product Value Chain and its business impacts everything from Supply Chain Management (SCM) to Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and all points in between.
You’ll find a wide variety of MDM-PLM Product Value Chain sessions at OpenWorld this year. To set the context for MDM’s role, don’t miss our MDM General Session - Oracle MDM Vision, Strategy and Roadmap at 2 pm on Monday, October 3rd in Moscone West 3014 featuring Cummins Corporation. Here are the MDM – PLM value chain sessions you shouldn’t miss:
On Monday October 3rd at 11 am, in Moscone West room 3007, join Oracle, McGraw Hill and Intuit for
Session 17730 - Product MDM for Consolidation, Integration and Governance of Product Data across Enterprise Systems
Fragmentation of product data can impact business performance in any industry - Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare, Communications, and Financial Services etc. – leading to problems of excess inventory, under-leveraged procurement, errors and inconsistency across sales channels and compromised business intelligence. Learn how Oracle’s Product Hub can consolidate, integrate and govern product data across a heterogeneous application landscape - E-Business Suite, Siebel CRM, JD Edwards, Agile, SAP or legacy etc. This session will focus on Oracle’s solution and strategy, and provide a customer perspective on their experience and best practice recommendations for any Product MDM and Data Governance initiative.
Also on Monday at 12:30 pm, in Moscone West - Room 3014, join Oracle and Masterlock for
Session 18303 - Oracle's Product Value Chain Strategy: Solutions and Vision for PLM and PIM
In most industries, the speed at which you make decisions about the health of your product portfolio is the difference between success and failure. This session covers how Oracle can help you deploy a product value chain solution to systematically manage the quality and profitability of your products across your entire extended enterprise. See how Oracle's Agile product lifecycle management applications and Oracle Product Information Management provide a complete solution that enables companies to link and optimize their product and supply processes, from customer needs to portfolio management and design to release, enterprise quality management, and commercialization. Hear customers discuss how they design, deliver, and profit from the right products delivered to market at the right time.
At 5:00 pm, still on Monday, in the Intercontinental Grand Ballroom A, hear TRAK Microwave Corp and Hitachi Consulting discuss
Session 5400 - Best Practices Implementing Design to Release PIP
Learn and explore best practices for implementing the Design to Release Process Integration Pack in your complex environment. This overview session will provide you with tips and tricks for implementing the Agile PLM Design to Release Process Integration Pack for E-Business Suite. Attendees will gain an understanding of the PIP implementation approach, specific best practices, and first hand insight into Trak Microwave’s implementation of the Design to Release process between Agile 9.3 and Oracle EBS R12 with Advanced Product Catalog. The Session will also provide information on extending the solution for unique Business needs as well as provide insights on using the integration with Oracle PIM & Agile Variant Management.
On Wednesday at 11:45 am in Moscone West room 2008, join Tesco and Infosys for
Session 34460 - Infosys Helps Tesco Maximize Benefits in PIM Implementation
The retail environment faces many pressure points today. Development of multichannel initiatives, private label development, and product range or category expansion are seen as critical initiatives. In this rapidly changing retail environment, a central product hub could serve as a backbone of the organization to improve speed to market, thereby increasing the pace of product growth; accelerating category expansion; and providing a vehicle for enabling multichannel commerce, cross-border sales, and internationalization. This session discusses the business benefits derived by Tesco, the world's third-largest multicategory retailer, through implementation of Oracle Product Information Management. It also demonstrates the key aspects of the PIM solution implemented by Infosys.
Also on Wednesday at 1:15 pm in Moscone West Room 3007, join Oracle for
Session 17740 - Data Quality as a Key Component of Master Data Management
Master Data Management Hub or Data Quality – the chicken or the egg? For most organizations they are inextricably intertwined – neither is a complete solution without the other and together each makes the other more valuable – a true synergy. But where to start on the MDM journey? Data quality first, or Hub first, or both together? Or how about Data Quality attached to an existing ‘master’ application? The possibilities are as varied as the number of companies implementing MDM.
On Thursday at noon in Moscone West Room 3007, don’t miss our final product value chain session
Session 17800 - E-Commerce and Multi-Channel Retailing – An MDM Perspective
E-commerce and multi-channel retailing have become ever more important to a retailer’s top- and bottom-line. Customers expect a seamless, consistent experience across webstore, catalog and traditional ‘bricks and mortar’, forcing retailers to integrate their key retail operations across channels. MDM, which provides a single source of truth for product, site, customer and supplier, is a critical enabler for these initiatives. This session will discuss the advantages that Oracle’s MDM products bring to retail operations - from management of the lifecycle of a retail site, to introducing new products, to full customer views.