Monday Jan 04, 2016

SCM at Cloud World NY - Jan. 20

Oracle CloudWorld will be in New York on January 20, 2016. The one-day event, held at the Waldorf Astoria, will feature a supply chain cloud track, “Modernize Your Supply Chain”, sponsored by Oracle Partner Inspirage. Sessions in the track include:

- Your Path to Supply Chain in the Cloud

- Modern Manufacturing in the Cloud

- Reimagine Your Order-to-Cash Process

- Journey to the Cloud  (Inspirage Session with IDC Manufacturing Insights)

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn about Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud applications and experience demos throughout the day. Space is limited, so reserve a spot ASAP.

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

Wednesday Dec 16, 2015

Streamlining the Quote to Cash Process

SupplyChainBrain recently published an Oracle authored byline article, "Realizing Potential of Streamlined Quote-to-Cash Process".  

The complexity of fulfillment processes and intricacy of personalized product offerings are just some of the challenges customers face in their quote to cash process. Read the article to see how organizations can increase customer loyalty and their bottom lines by streamlining their Q2C process. Read full article.

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

Tuesday Dec 15, 2015

What are Manufacturers Doing with the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a very hot topic in 2015. The application of IoT technology to common manufacturing processes has moved from being strictly theoretical to the new way that manufacturers are doing business today. Analyst research firm LNS Research recently posted an interesting article on 5 Strategies to Achieve Quality Improvement with the IIot, where they revealed that 37% of 685 survey respondents expect to invest in IoT over the next 12 months. But what exactly are these companies leveraging IoT for? Check out the slide below.


Read the LNS article for their take on quality improvements that can be enabled with IoT technology. And let us know what your company is doing with IoT!

Monday Dec 14, 2015

Mapping the Next Milestones in the Supply Chain

When we look back at 2015, one of the biggest themes has been how supply chain has embraced the Cloud. That’s not to say that the sector was a stranger to the Cloud before; rather, that this year was marked by the industry starting to factor the Cloud into its wider business strategy, instead of as a technology model to explore and trial.

We’re still some way from cross-operational adoption of the Cloud. Some parts of the supply chain are inherently more Cloud-friendly than others; for example, those areas that are more used to sharing supply chain data with external organizations. In areas where businesses have traditionally outsourced operations, such as transportation, we’re seeing rapid and widespread Cloud adoption; whereas for functions such as warehousing and product lifecycle management, the Cloud is only just beginning to penetrate.

Yet the success of Cloud implementations elsewhere in the supply chain points the way to a future where it becomes a fundamental part of SCM strategy. Looking forward, then, what other developments might we expect to emerge in 2016? 

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Wednesday Dec 09, 2015

World Class Logistics Event - Paris 2015

This one day event brings together 300 supply chain and logistics professionals. The event will include multiple round tables, workshops, and networking opportunities which will focus on methods and best practices to create value throughout global logistics operations.

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Time: 8:30 - 18:30

Location: Cœur Défense, Paris

Event Info

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

Tuesday Dec 08, 2015

Top 5 PLM Reasons to Attend Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016

The Modern Supply Chain Experience is the most important event of the year for users of Oracle's Supply Chain Management applications, including Product Lifecycle Management.  To see why this event is more popular than any other for PLM users, watch this short video to see the top 5 PLM reasons to attend in 2016.  

Register today at www.modernsupplychainexperience.com!

Kerrie Jordan is Director, PLM Product Marketing at Oracle.  Follow her on Twitter @KerJordan. Learn more at www.oracle.com/plm.


Monday Dec 07, 2015

How to Stop Free Shipping Becoming a Logistical Nightmare

Let’s face it: Christmas shopping can be dreadful. The crowds that swarm high streets and shopping centres Europe-wide can make this seasonal retail experience exhausting and stressful; not least around peak shopping milestones such as Black Friday. No wonder so many of us choose to avoid the stress and do most of our shopping online. Why brave the crowds when you can go online and find the perfect gifts from the comfort of your home?

And online retailers are, for their part, doing everything they can to encourage this trend through special offers and incentives, including the offer of free delivery and returns. In fact, research recently conducted by the National Retail Federation found 93 percent of online shoppers in the US intend to use a free shipping offer when shopping for Christmas gifts this year.

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Friday Dec 04, 2015

Reducing Wasted Logistics Road Miles: A New Report from IGD

Some 78% of retailers and 71% of suppliers believe reducing road miles to be either “the biggest” or “a significant opportunity” to save money in their supply chains. That’s according to research via IGD’s Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) UK board for a new initiative to encourage industry to drive down wasted transport miles.

ECR UK’s Reducing Wasted Miles program has been developed by food and grocery training and research charity IGD, to provoke dialogue and change within the industry and provide insight into how businesses can work together to deliver more efficient transport and logistics networks.

Read more to learn the big five solutions identified by ECR UK that help businesses develop their transport and logistics strategies in the next 10 years.

Click here for the report

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

Thursday Dec 03, 2015

Modern Supply Chain Experience - London - Feb. 2 - 3, 2016

The Modern Supply Chain Experience London event will be held during February 2 - 3, 2016 at the Intercontinental London – The O2. 

Featured tracks include: Innovate to Product Commercialization, Plan to Produce and Procurement, Logistics with Order to Cash.


Here are a few great reasons to attend:


- Hear from customers – Learn how customers are gaining a sustainable advantage and driving innovation by transforming their traditional supply chains into integrated value chains.

- Collaborate and Engage – Meet industry leaders and gain from their insights at our valuable roundtable discussions.

- Gain unique perspectives – Speak directly with product experts about Oracle’s latest SCM cloud offerings with Transportation and Global Trade Management, Product Life cycle Management, Order Management and Global Order Promising, Procurement, Manufacturing and more

- Meet the experts – Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a product expert to discuss the value to be gained from implementing Oracle or partner solutions and products.

- Network with your peers and industry leaders
– hear how they are impacting their top and bottom lines, reducing operational costs, and empowering their people.

- Watch product demonstrations of the solutions.


Click here for full conference and agenda details.

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

Wednesday Dec 02, 2015

Modern Supply Chain Experience - Dubai: Jan. 26

Running in conjunction with the Modern Finance Experience, Modern HCM Experience and Modern Customer Experience, the Modern Supply Chain Experience will take place at the JW Marriott in Dubai, on January 26, 2016. Featured speakers include Mark Hurd and Steve Miranda.

This dynamic, educational event provides an exciting opportunity to experience four cutting-edge conferences with one trip. Click here for agenda and registration details.

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

Tuesday Dec 01, 2015

Oracle Innovation Management Cloud Live Demo - Friday, Dec 4

The best supply chains have a great product at the core. However, the biggest challenge for companies is selecting the right idea and converting it to a great product. Complex supply chains, alignment with corporate strategy, time and budget pressures, and fragmented processes exacerbate the problem.

Oracle Innovation Management Cloud can help companies ensure each idea is evaluated from a 360 degree perspective, prior to investment, to align within a balanced portfolio of growth strategies and confirm it can be delivered within time, budget, resource constraints.

Register now for the upcoming live webcast and see how Oracle Innovation Management Cloud can help you optimize your portfolio, drive top-line revenue growth, and innovate at lightning speed. 

Friday, December 4, 2015: 12:00 p.m. ET Register

For more details on Oracle Innovation Management Cloud please click here

Monday Nov 30, 2015

Supply Chain Track at the Cloud World NY Event - January 20, 2016

The Oracle Cloud World event, taking place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on January 20, 2016 will feature a Supply Chain track entitled "Modernize your Supply Chain".

Sessions will include:

- Your Path to Supply Chain in the Cloud
- Modern Manufacturing in the Cloud
- Re-imagine your Order to Cash Process

Visit the demo area throughout the day and see Oracle's latest SCM Cloud solutions in action and meet with product experts. Don't miss this opportunity. There is no fee to attend but space is limited to register today! 

Click here for event details and registration info

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

Wednesday Nov 25, 2015

Video: All the Reasons You Can't Miss MSCE 2016

With an incredible lineup of keynote speakers, strategy and technology sessions across seven different solution areas, Modern Supply Chain Experience offers more for every supply chain professional than ever.

This short video showcases highlights from last year’s event. Enjoy a sneak peek at what’s in store for our January 25 - 27, 2016 event!

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

Monday Nov 23, 2015

Supply Chain Management – All Anyone Needs for Christmas

It is a Christmas story almost as old as Father Christmas himself. Your child – seemingly for months on end – has dropped hints about the toy that they absolutely must have this Christmas. You are left in no uncertain terms that if the said toy should not appear on Christmas Day there will be consequences. But then, of course, you go to the shops to find that they have sold out.

It is a horror that no parent wishes to face – but it is also something that consumer goods companies want to avoid at all costs. The run up to Christmas is, after all, the busiest shopping period of the year and if manufacturers can capitalise on it the rewards are vast. Take the example of the UK where shoppers this year are expected to spend £1bn in just one day. Even considering that particular day is Black Friday this is a mind-boggling sum.

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Thursday Nov 19, 2015

New SCM Cloud Plan to Produce Materials Available

In a recent press release, Oracle announced the availability of two new SCM cloud products, Oracle Manufacturing Cloud and Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud. These two products, together with Inventory and Cost Management Cloud, form Oracle’s Plan to Produce solution, a comprehensive and integrated suite of supply chain cloud applications. They are designed to help industrial manufacturing and high technology companies achieve manufacturing excellence while avoiding the costs of expensive hardware and system management overhead. Plan to Produce provides integrated planning, manufacturing, and supply chain materials management with embedded analytics, and outstanding ease of use, enhancing user productivity. Desktop, tablet, mobile, scanning and social technologies are combined to provide a state-of-the-art cloud solution for manufacturing companies.

Check out the new material available on Oracle’s Plan to Produce solution:

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