Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

Webcast: Modern High Tech Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Whether you are in Semicon, OEM, Outsource Manufacturing, Distribution, or Software, you’ll come away from this webcast with an understanding of how your organization can benefit from new ways to run your supply chain more efficiently in the cloud.

Join Oracle Supply Chain leaders on Thursday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET to learn how to:

- Achieve global, real-time product collaboration
- Seamlessly integrate your end to end processes with your contract manufacturer
- Analyze forecast and supply chain plan recommendations and prioritize actions

Register for the webcast

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications visit www.oracle.com/scm



Monday Mar 14, 2016

Webcast: Modern CPG Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Join Oracle Supply Chain leaders for a webcast on Thursday, March 17 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET to learn how to improve the success of new product introductions, increase agility and efficiency of your supply chain and gain early insights to results with analytics.

Whether your role includes brand marketing, trade management or operations and distribution, you’ll come away from this webcast with an understanding of how your organization can benefit from new ways to manage demand planning, supply planning, and global order promising to run your supply chain more efficiently in the cloud.

Learn how Oracle’s modern Supply Chain Management Cloud can help you:
- Capture, collaborate on, and commercialize ideas
- Achieve integrated multi-channel order capture and fulfillment
- Analyze forecast and supply chain plan recommendations and prioritize actions

Register for the webcast.

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, please visit www.oracle.com/scm

Modern Supply Chain Event in Munich April 19 - 20

The Central European Modern Supply Chain Experience is taking place in Munich during April 19 – 20. This jam-packed 2 day event will be held at the MOC Veranstaltungscenter.

Attend and learn about supply chain best practices and latest trends, as well as the latest Oracle SCM Cloud offerings. There is NO COST to attend but space is limited. 

Click here for full conference and agenda details.


To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, please visit www.oracle.com/scm 


Monday Mar 07, 2016

How SMEs Can Win with Supply Chain Management

Small and midsize businesses have traditionally been slower at adopting supply chain management solutions, simply because the barriers to entry were not ideal for smaller companies. The cost was too high, the implementation time too long, and the functionality offered was simply more than what they needed. Many of these companies run on a bare bones budget, and don't have the IT resources available to support complex, enterprise applications with complicated integrations. But times they are a'changing with new Oracle cloud-based supply chain solutions that are now available.

In a recent article in Industry Week, "How SMEs Can Win with Supply Chain Management Systems," the author writes "While daily business life is, even in SMEs, increasingly global, complex and fast paced, with information flowing into a company from various directions, the human being can only handle a limited amount of data. Even a very small company can have thousands of products and hundreds of customers and several suppliers that must be managed daily or weekly.  SCM systems offer huge process, customer satisfaction and direct cost reduction potential for SMEs. Without proper SCM strategy, action plan and processes, SMEs will lose business to competitors who have already implemented SCM."

Small and midsize companies can now take advantage of Oracle's end-to-end supply chain suite that offers solutions to manage logistics, procurement, order management, manufacturing, planning and innovation--all in the cloud. To small and midsize companies, this means they can now leverage enterprise-level solutions without having to worry about having to invest in a costly IT infrastructure to support them. No more worry about cobbling together integrations for point solutions--they can easily connect process to process within the Oracle Cloud SCM suite. To find out more about Oracle SCM Cloud solutions, visit www.oracle.com/scm  or cloud.oracle.com/scm.

Innovation Management: Practical Tips for Successful Product Development

Get started on your journey to consistent innovation success with practical advice on how you can improve every step of the product innovation and development process.

Practical tips for successful innovation

In our previous blog we looked at how to improve product innovation and development by bringing structure to disconnected processes and supporting the management of the process flow with digital tools.

Management methodologies and digital tools sound great in theory, but what does this new kind of innovation management look like in practice? Let’s take it out of the classroom and into reality with a step-by-step tour of the product innovation and development process and some practical tips to get you started.[Read More]

Tuesday Mar 01, 2016

Digital Transformation and the Modern Supply Chain Experience

Five things we learned from Oracle’s recent Modern Supply Chain Conferences

Entering the room in the London Intercontinental O2 conference center to hear Rick Jewell’s keynote presentation on “Oracle SCM Cloud: Vision and Roadmap” proved to me that Cloud has finally arrived for supply chain. A packed room was there to hear not just about the recent launch of our full portfolio of supply chain products, but also to listen to customers such as RWG and SIG plc explain very coherently about how every customer’s path to the Cloud is different.

The London event was the latest in a series of conferences we are hosting around the world covering arguably the most important technology trend of today: digital transformation. The Modern Supply Chain Experience events in San Jose, Dubai and London welcomed hundreds of supply chain professionals and laid on packed programmes of keynote speeches and customer panels providing much food for thought and painting a clear picture of just how much the supply chain is set to change over the next few years.

In addition to industry experts, there were also speakers from the fields of sport and psychology, whose lessons on leadership and managing organisational change can be easily applied to the supply chain. If you weren’t able to make it along – or if you were and would value a recap – read on for our summary of the five key takeaways from the events…

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Monday Feb 29, 2016

The Secrets of Consistent Innovation Success


Digital tools help bring structure and control to complex, dispersed product innovation and development processes – but what exactly does that mean for your ability to get innovative ideas to market quickly and profitably?

Why is innovation so difficult?

Continuous innovation is the key to sustainable business growth. But delivering innovative products and services quickly, consistently, and profitably is easier said than done.

One of the main reasons so many new products and services fail to get to market—or fall short of expectations when they do—is that there’s no structured process for moving innovations through the development process.

Unless product innovation and product development processes are closely linked by an integrated, structured flow, it can be difficult to bring ideas to market. Even capturing and selecting the best ideas in the first place can be tough when there’s no central repository of innovation and development data. Making informed decisions about which products and services to invest in isn’t easy if there’s no single source of trusted information.

The best innovators use digital tools to help them structure the product innovation and development process, with everything connected and supported by continuous analysis of all the available data. In this way, they can get innovative products to market successfully and ensure the entire portfolio is aligned with corporate strategy and market demands.

And tools don’t just help support a structured approach and improve the process flow. They can bring a wide range of other advantages, too.

[Read More]

Friday Feb 26, 2016

SCM Cloud at Oracle CloudWorld DC - March 24

The Cloud World DC event, taking place at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC on Thursday, March 24, will feature a session about Oracle Supply Chain Cloud entitled "Path To Supply Chain Cloud”. It will be part of the "Modernize Finance, Procurement, Projects and Supply Chain” track. Click here for full details

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, please visit www.oracle.com/scm

Thursday Feb 25, 2016

Industry 4.0 & Transformation of SCM

Check out this latest Oracle authored article which outlines how Industry 4.0 technologies are changing the manufacturing landscape and how the factory of the future will be unrecognizable from those of today. Find out how manufacturers must act now so they can keep up and evolve in time. Click here for the article.

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, please visit www.oracle.com/scm

Tuesday Feb 23, 2016

New SCM Cloud eBook

Download the latest SCM Cloud eBook to learn why supply chain leaders are moving their SCM applications to the cloud. Read how cloud can help throughout every step of the supply chain process, from design, planning, procurement, and manufacturing through to execution and delivery. Click here for the eBook.

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, please visit www.oracle.com/scm

Friday Feb 19, 2016

Upcoming Webinar: All You Need to Know about Oracle Procurement Cloud (2/25)

Interested in Oracle Procurement Cloud? Join Inspirage for an educational webinar on Thursday, 2/25 and discover how to reduce costs, manage risk and improve decisions. Register here!

Oracle Procurement Cloud can reduce costs through better negotiations, bid analysis and award recommendations. Join Inspirage for an informative webinar on the topic and learn how to simplify your sourcing activities with guided navigation, negotiation styles and intuitive tools and see how to qualify suppliers to support compliance, manage risk, and improve award decisions.

You’ll also learn how you can standardize contracts and enforce policies using clause libraries, templates and approval workflows. In addition, you’ll learn how to reduce procurement cycle times with easy navigation to help users find what they need, prioritize actions and increase cross-functional communication and information sharing through social collaboration.

Finally, you will see a live demo of how your procurement processes will run in a hybrid environment where the on-premise EBS and procurement cloud will work in an integrated mode.

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, please visit www.oracle.com/scm

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Monday Feb 15, 2016

CEO Safra Catz: We're All On The Same Journey

During last month's MSCE event in San Jose, Oracle CEO, Safra Catz took the stage to discuss the path customers can take in moving their supply chains to the cloud. She was joined by Cindy Reese, Oracle SVP Operations, who discussed Sun's supply chain transformation.This latest Forbes article includes some of the highlights of that session. Click here to read the article.  

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, please visit www.oracle.com/scm

Thursday Feb 11, 2016

Oracle eAM in Action at Stanford

One of the highlights of MSCE 2016 for our Oracle eAM customers and for many others who attended was the site tour that was hosted by Stanford University. Nearly 50 customers and partners were able to visit Stanford's Energy Systems Innovation (SESI), which represents a transformation of university energy supply from a 100% fossil-based combined heat and power plant to grid-sourced electricity and a more efficient electric heat recovery system. This new system, along with Stanford's solar power procurement, is anticipated to reduce campus emissions approximately 68% from current levels and save 15% of the campus' potable water.

In addition, the tour group was allowed to see how Stanford uses Oracle in its Grainger@Stanford University facility, which manages over 9,000 SKUs and provides parts and supplies across the university campus for facility maintenance and the extensive construction projects taking place at Stanford.

For more information on the Stanford Site Tour and the maintenance track at MSCE, check out this blog from LNS Analyst, Dan Miklovic.

Wednesday Feb 10, 2016

Dell's Perfect Order Journey

One of the keynotes at the recent MSCE event in San Jose, featured Jennifer Felch, Vice President of IT Enterprise Services at Dell.

Steve Banker, an analyst and Forbes contributor, attended the session and wrote the following article, outlining how Dell aligned its order process to the “Perfect Order Index” metric and how performance against tight delivery timeframes became a key indicator in their ability to complete in the market. Click here for the full article.

Tuesday Feb 09, 2016

How to Close the Innovation Gap

When you hear the word “innovation” it is likely that what first comes to mind is a new ground breaking technology.   The reality is that there are many types of innovation and the inspiration for those innovations can come from many sources. Incremental innovation, most common, improves a current offering; process innovation improves how you produce or deliver a product; service & business model innovation improves customer interaction & experience; frugal innovation delivers more with less –targeting lower cost offerings typically to emerging markets, and the most publicized type of innovation, radical, breakthrough, disruptive innovation which significantly changes what the market and customer expects.

With so much input, filling the innovation funnel with ideas isn’t a problem for most companies– feeding the funnel with a balanced and steady stream of good ideas that are both achievable AND align with product, business and company strategies presents the greatest challenge. Lacking a collaborative, disciplined, systematic approach to selecting the best ideas that are translated into achievable, profitable offerings continues to challenge even the most notable companies.

Therein lays the greatest challenge to closing the ‘innovation gap’ – the gap that exists between what executives establish as strategy and expect versus what their organizations deliver.

In the following article published by Techzone360, Gayle Hayes, Senior Director of Product Strategy and Julia Vagdati, PLM Product Marketing Lead, discuss the strategies to close the Innovation gap, increase ROI and drive profitable growth in your organization. Click here to read the full article.

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