Supply Chain

Five Ideas: Supply Chain Management

September 2017

At Oracle OpenWorld, taking place in San Francisco, California in October, business leaders can attend the numerous Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Managed Cloud Service sessions and related sessions to learn how to transform product value chains to rapidly innovate, develop, and commercialize profitable products.


These sessions provide an entirely new perspective on how Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Managed Cloud Service can permit organizations to efficiently centralize product data, streamline processes, and launch quality products faster. Here, get session recommendations before the conference. Plus, hear what experts have to say about how to create a supply chain strategy that puts today’s technology to work.

“The model of supply chain has changed from a very supply-driven functional model to an end-to-end process model starting with the customer.” —Roddy Martin, Oracle Vice President of Product Marketing for Supply Chain Management

“It’s critical to start with the end in mind and then determine what part IoT technology can play in that business outcome—instead of starting the other way and just taking the devices and connecting them but then not knowing what to do with the data.” —Bhagat Nainani, Group Vice President of IoT Applications Development at Oracle

“Manufacturing involves many processes and user communities, which often operate in poorly connected silos. The key is to develop a ‘digital thread’ that ties all of these together, increasing automation, reducing latency and errors, creating new capabilities, and improving performance.” —Julia Vagdati, SCM Product Marketing Manager at Oracle

“By embarking on a strategic path to the cloud that begins with a purpose-built PIM solution, companies can connect infrastructure in any environment with a common digital thread of master product data that links on-premises, hybrid, or cloud.” —Kirk Carlsen, PLM Cloud Product Marketing Lead at Oracle

“Oracle has always had a broader view of PLM, seeing it as an interaction with the supply chain, procurement, and downstream processes. We recognized the gap at the front end of the product lifecycle, the ideation phase, which is where product managers and company leaders think about what product ideas to fund.” —Jon Chorley, Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Vice President of Supply Chain Management Product Strategy at Oracle

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