Monday Sep 07, 2015

IDC Report - Path to Supply Chain Cloud

Cloud computing is changing the way manufacturing and supply chain organizations consume and use IT services. This latest IDC report highlights the growing momentum towards SCM cloud applications and has recommendations for those considering a move to the Cloud.  

Click here to access the full report or check out this new infographic which summarizes some of the report’s key findings.

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Thursday Sep 03, 2015

Oracle Platinum Partner DSI Announces Mobile Solutions for Cloud Inventory

DSI, an Oracle Platinum Partner and digital supply chain solutions provider based in Kansas City, MO, recently announced its packaged mobile solution (including integration) to Oracle Cloud ERP R10 Inventory. This solution allows users of Oracle’s Cloud ERP to perform transactions with any mobile device including leading smartphones and tablets as well as ruggedized handheld devices. The solution is easily configured to fit customers’ unique business processes while providing the best possible user experience without writing code.

For companies with a smaller IT staff, DSI’s pre-built solutions, validated integrations into leading enterprise systems of record, and rapid application development platform provide companies the capabilities and benefits of digital transactions without the normal overhead of coding and integration efforts. DSI’s platform also provides companies with a larger IT staff the ability to increase service levels to customers with differentiated solutions at a more rapid pace. And the DSI solution can be deployed on premise or in the cloud, allowing companies to concentrate on the business at hand and not system administration efforts. As Oracle Cloud ERP has new releases, DSI will continue to provide the same level of industry-leading support and solutions we have delivered for the last 30 years. 

Check out this press release for more information.

Wednesday Sep 02, 2015

Execution & Orchestration in the Cloud

Aberdeen’s latest report entitled “Cloud-based Supply Chain Execution & Orchestration in an Omni-Channel World”, outlines the performance advantages of Cloud-based supply chain orchestration, as well as new omni-channel trends across B2B and B2C companies. Click here for the full report.  

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Monday Aug 31, 2015

Grupo Arcor Improves Demand Management with Oracle

Groupo Arcor, Argentina’s largest food company has 20,000 employees in Latin America and is the world’s leading manufacturer of hard candies.

By leveraging Oracle Demantra Demand Management and Oracle Cloud Services they have improved demand visibility, plant capacity utilization, and customer service to meet a demanding international market. Click here to watch the video.

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Thursday Aug 27, 2015

Oracle MSCE 2016 Call For Papers: Enter Now to Attend as a Speaker

Time is running out to submit your presentation abstract to speak at the top supply chain event of the year. The Call for Papers for the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016 (previously Oracle Value Chain Summit) is open now until September 7, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PT. We are accepting submissions on all supply chain related topics, with a focus on emerging technologies, captivating supply chain trends, and real-world experience. Accepted abstracts will be offered the opportunity to speak in a session during the MSCE 2016, and invited to attend the conference with an all-access, complimentary speaker pass.

So what's your story? Let the supply chain world know by submitting your abstract before September 7!

Visit for more information about the event, and to learn about transforming your supply chain with Oracle.

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Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

Product Innovation Process EMEA Event

Oracle is a sponsor of the Product Innovation Process 2015 conference taking place in Amsterdam, between October 12 - 13, 2015. It’s the place where leaders from process industries meet to discuss strategies needed to support continuous innovation.

A number of Oracle customers will be on stage highlighting their success with Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management.

Click here for event information

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Tuesday Aug 25, 2015

Oracle at the Supply Chain Asia Forum - September 9 - 10, 2015

Oracle is a Platinum sponsor at this year’s Supply Chain Asia Forum 2015, taking place in Singapore from September 9 – 10.

If you are in the region and want to learn about the latest trends in supply chain, be sure to check out this event. Oracle will participate in a panel discussion entitled “The Digital Divide: The Power of Data in a Connected Supply Chain World” on Thursday, September 10 at 9:30 am and will also showcase the latest Supply Chain applications in the Exhibit area.  

Visit the event site for further details.

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Monday Aug 24, 2015

OTM & GTM Cloud Webcast Series Continued

This webcast series will educate you on how to implement Oracle’s Transportation Management in the cloud and achieve fast ROI.

Friday, August 28, 8:00 a.m. PST

Friday, September 11, 8:00 a.m. PST    Register here

During these webcasts you will learn how Oracle’s Global Trade Management can be implemented in the cloud.

Friday, August 28, 11:00 a.m. PST   Register

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Wednesday Aug 19, 2015

Oracle @ Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Oracle is a Platinum sponsor at the upcoming Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference taking place September 23 - 24 in London, UK.

Oracle will hold a customer a panel session on Thursday, September 24 and will have a stand at the event where attendees can meet with Oracle experts. 

Click here for additional event information

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Monday Aug 17, 2015

Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016

The Oracle Value Chain Summit is now the Modern Supply Chain Experience. The event will take place January 25-27, 2016 in San Jose, CA. Registration is not yet open, but you can opt-in to be notified when it does.

The Call for Papers is open, so be sure to submit your abstracts for consideration. The deadline for submission is August 31, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PT.

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Thursday Aug 06, 2015

National Oilwell Varco Uses Oracle for Engineer-to-Order Manufacturing

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is a manufacturing company that provides tools, advanced equipment, technical expertise, and operational support to the drilling and production industry. The company operates three lines of business:

1. NOV Rig Systems and Aftermarket makes and supports the world’s most advanced drilling solutions.
2. NOV Completion & Production Solutions helps well intervention service providers and oil and gas producers complete projects on target, delivering new levels of productivity.
3. NOV Wellbore Technologies integrates people, products, and technology to help producers reach new levels of efficiency and productivity, and enhance drilling performance at the rig─both on-land and offshore. It includes six lines of business: Tuboscope, WellSite Services, IntelliServ, Drilling and Intervention, Dynamic Drilling Solutions, and Grant Prideco.

NOV uses Oracle to deliver engineered-to-order products on time and under budget. In addition, NOV used Oracle to create supply chain dashboards to support the manufacturing-based business, helping to avoid production delays and ensure timely and on-budget completion of customer orders. To find out more about how National Oilwell Varco is using Oracle, check out this video and read this customer success story.

Monday Aug 03, 2015

Lifecell Implements Oracle Process Manufacturing

LifeCell, a leading developer of innovative tissue regeneration products for use in the reconstructive and orthopedic surgical procedures, has implemented Oracle Process Manufacturing and Oracle EBS 12.1.3 to redesign and streamline business processes and ensure regulatory compliance and traceability. Click here to read the complete story.

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Friday Jul 31, 2015

Preview: SCM Central @ OpenWorld

Our content preview series continues with a spotlight on SCM Central @ OpenWorld -- a destination and program tailored specifically to the Supply Chain Management industry. If you work in SCM, you'll want to take a look at the agenda and opportunities this program will offer.

Located this year in Moscone West, SCM Central will feature dedicated general sessions and track sessions, networking opportunities, and an area in the exhibition hall just for SCM.

Why attend SCM Central? Here are a few reasons:

To uncover best practices from Oracle customers that are gaining a sustainable advantage and driving innovation by transforming their traditional supply chains into integrated value chains.

To find out how to reduce costs while improving customer service and supporting expansion in new markets and product lines.

To hear about Oracle's latest product offerings with Oracle Transportation and Global Trade Management Cloud Service, Oracle Product Value Chain solutions including Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud, and more.

Take a look at some of the sessions for SCM professionals:

Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards and Executive Panel Discussion

Jon Chorley, CSO & Group Vice President, SCM Product Strategy & PLM, Oracle

Jeff Henley, Executive Vice Chairman, Oracle

In this session, Oracle Executive Vice Chairman of the Board Jeff Henley, Chief Sustainability Officer Jon Chorley, and other Oracle executives honor select customers with the 2015 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award. This award recognizes customers and their partners that rely on Oracle products to support their sustainable business practices to reduce their environmental impact while improving business efficiencies and reducing costs. The awards presentation is followed by a panel discussion in which customers and Oracle executives discuss how these award-winning organizations are embracing environmental initiatives as a central part of their business strategy and how information technology plays a pivotal role.

Order-to-Cash with Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud: Keynote Session

Derek Gittoes, Vice President, SCM Product Strategy, Oracle

Oracle’s order-to-cash cloud solution provides an end-to-end flow that connects your sales, fulfillment, and finance organizations. Integration of these key business functions improves order accuracy, drives fulfillment efficiency, and eliminates billing errors, leading to more profitable sales and increases in customer satisfaction and retention. This session includes an overview of business and technology trends, capabilities, and associated business benefits of recent product releases, as well as a review of enhancements on the product roadmap. This is the cornerstone session for the Order-to-Cash and Logistics tracks.

We're also finalizing some top-notch customer sessions. Check back in late July for a more complete list of sessions--and even more reasons to attend SCM Central @ OpenWorld. If you need help convincing your manager to send you to Oracle OpenWorld, be sure to download our customizable justification email.

See you in San Francisco!

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Thursday Jul 30, 2015

The 6 P's of Effective Commercialization: Webcast feat. Mary Kay

In the crowded consumer goods industry, innovation is a necessity. Unfortunately, many companies are struggling to commercialize their new product initiatives effectively.

In fact, 80% of new products fail to meet expected performance levels. We've broken down the most important elements to improve your odds, in what we call the 6 P's of Effective Commercialization:

#1.  Proposals

New product ideas are just the beginning, but you have to get them off to the right start.  Establish a traceable, systematized approach to capture, develop, prioritize and generate new product ideas.

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Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

Estimated Landed Cost Management Video

Globalization and low cost country sourcing have increased complexity across the supply chain and a lack of visibility could result in poor supplier and sourcing decisions.

Oracle Estimated Landed Cost, coming in 2015, is part of the Global Trade Management suite of solutions and allows customers to display and compare ELC values of sourcing options, for improved decision making and profitability. Click here to watch the introductory video.

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