Tuesday Jan 06, 2015

The Future of Manufacturing: Predictions for 2015

With the new year, it is interesting to reflect and see how new concepts like The Internet of Things and Big Data are now maturing and being applied in exciting and innovative new ways. At the upcoming Oracle Value Chain Summit, particularly for the Manufacturing and Maintenance communities, there will be several sessions dedicated to The Internet of Things, Big Data, Mobility, and of course, Cloud. One of the keynote speakers in the Manufacturing general session, Mobility for Manufacturing, is LNS Research President and Principal Analyst, Matthew Littlefield. To get a preview on what he might discuss during his presentation, check out his latest blog, 3 Industrial Internet of Things Predictions for 2015, where Matthew writes about the emergence of the industrial IoT platform, smart connected assets and smart connected operations--all concepts that are defining the future of manufacturing.


Wednesday Dec 31, 2014

Looking Forward to 2015's Greatest Oracle Supply Chain Event

As we move into 2015, we're getting more and more excited about Oracle's top annual supply chain user conference - Oracle Value Chain Summit in San Jose, California, January 26-29.  2015 is shaping up to be our best year yet, with more sessions, attendees, networking, activities, and customer presenters.  That's why we want to make sure you have all the details to prepare for the best experience possible!

Complete Schedules of Each Solution Area

Interested in everything Maintenance at the Summit? Everything VCE, VCP, or any of the other solution areas?  You can get the full list of sessions, demos, speakers, workshops and more, consolidated by solution area by downloading the attendee brochures.  These brochures contain the most comprehensive information about each solution area, some even featuring exclusive events that you won't find on the official Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015 event website.  They are updated regularly, so bookmark your favorites and keep checking back for the latest details as we get closer to the event.

And of course, don't forget to register by January 23 to take advantage of $100 off and group discounts.  Local hotels are already filling up fast, so make your travel plans sooner rather than later!

Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Toast of the Town - New Customer Success Strory

United States Distilled Products Company (USDP) is a leading producer and bottler of alcoholic beverages. Check out this latest customer story which showcases how the company is using Oracle supply chain applications including Oracle Process Manufacturing, Demantra Demand Management and Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning to improve their processes across the board.

Click here for story

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Applications, please visit http://www.oracle.com/scm

 

Tuesday Dec 16, 2014

Ever Wonder How Santa Claus Runs His Supply Chain? [VIDEO]

Ah, the holidays. A time of festive decorations! Parties! Peace and goodwill! Gift buying and wrapping and mailing! Cookie-making! Caroling! Stress!

If that’s how you feel, imagine how Santa feels once the calendar hits December 1. He has naughty-and-nice lists to track, wishes to fulfill, a huge team of elves to oversee, reindeer to train, and highly complex logistics to nail down by December 24.

In short, he manages a massive supply chain every year – and he does it without a hitch. Because he has been pulling off this feat for hundreds of years, we went behind the scenes to find out just how Santa handles it all.

The following video gives a sneak peek into...

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Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

Top 5 reasons to attend the Oracle Value Chain Summit [VIDEO]

Join us in San Jose, CA from January 26 to 28 for a conference that could completely transform your organization and set you up for extraordinary success in 2015 and beyond.

Take a look at the video below! 

Here are the top 5 reasons to attend the Oracle Value Chain Summit:

5) Network with over 2,000 value chain professionals and enjoy evening receptions in an energetic and upbeat environment.

4) Get inspired after hearing thought-leading speakers like NFL legend...

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Friday Dec 05, 2014

Is S&OP as Obsolete a Name as MRP II?

End of the road for S&OP?S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) has been around for years as an essential enabler for customer centric supply chains and a key tool for strategic execution. But many firms are wary of implementing S&OP fearing long and painful cross functional transformations that will need strong executive sponsorship for success.

Is the supply-and-demand legacy associated with S&OP keeping supply chain practioners from enlisting executive support to fully realise its benefits? Perhaps we should be talking about executive concerns instead of mid-level manger concerns?[Read More]

Tuesday Dec 02, 2014

Mobile Technology is Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Environment

In 1876, in the midst of the industrial revolution, inventor Alexander Graham Bell succeeded in making the first telephone call. 97 years later, in 1973, the first mobile call was made. Since then, it is an understatement to say that mobile technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Mobile technology is leading another industrial revolution--one in which manufacturing processes and procedures can be greatly managed and executed from devices small enough to fit into a pocket.[Read More]

Global Trade Management Cloud Webcast Series

During this webcast you will learn how Oracle’s Global Trade Management applications can be implemented in the cloud to better execute your trade compliance and customs management. Attend to see a live demo of the software and understand what the solutions can do for you business.

For everyone’s convenience, the webcast is being run on three different dates:

Friday, Dec. 5 at 11:00 am PST         Register here
Friday, Dec. 12 at 11:00 am PST       Register here
Thursday, Dec. 18 at 11:00 am PST   Register here

To learn more about Oracle's Supply Chain Management solutions visit www.oracle.com/scm

Monday Nov 24, 2014

Oracle Wins 2014 Supply Chain Software of the Year Award

During the recent Supply Chain Asia Awards, held on November 20, 2014 in Singapore, Oracle was presented with the 2014 Supply Chain Software of the Year Award.

Finalists for this award category included Oracle, SAP, Manhattan Associates, AEB and JDA.  The event was attended by 300 C-level professionals from the supply chain and logistics industry.  This is the second consecutive award for Oracle.

Other winners included Agility Logistics, Cathay Pacific Cargo, Changi Airport Group, DHL, Harley Davidson, Kuhne + Nagel, Port of Singapore and Toll Logistics.


Supply Chain Asia is a not-for-profit professional body that aims to bring professionals from within the logistics and supply chain industry together to share knowledge, learn from one another and create opportunities for collaboration.

To learn more about the awards, please visit.

To learn more about Oracle supply chain solutions, please visit: www.oracle.com/scm



Thursday Nov 20, 2014

Oracle Transportation Management Cloud Webcast Series

If your organization moves goods, you know that the challenge of meeting delivery schedules while controlling costs and complying with international regulations is an ongoing struggle. The volatility of today’s market conditions makes this harder than ever. Wouldn’t you like to have the best systems available as quickly as possible and at a low cost? Now you can!

Join us for these upcoming webcasts to learn how Oracle’s market leading Transportation Management applications can be implemented in the cloud. During the session you will see a live demo of the software, understand what the solutions can do for your business, and understand how you can implement quickly to achieve an amazing return on your investment.

For everyone’s convenience, the webcast is being run on three different dates:

Friday, Dec. 5 at 8:00 am PST             Register here
Friday, Dec. 12 at 8:00 am PST           Register here
Thursday, Dec. 18 at 8:00 am PST    
Register here

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management and Transportation Management solutions, visit www.oracle.com/scm

Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

Introducing Oracle Yard Management


Extend your supply chain visibility into yard operations – the missing link between the visibility and control provided by transportation and warehouse management systems. Part of the Oracle Supply Chain Management family of applications, Oracle Yard Management manages and tracks the flow of trailers and their contents into, within, and out of the yards of facilities such as distribution centers, production campuses, or transportation terminals.  It is seamlessly integrated with Oracle Inventory Management, Oracle Warehouse Management and Oracle Transportation Management to provide true supply chain convergence.

Key benefits of Yard Management include:

  • Increased throughput and operational efficiency of yard and serviced facilities
  • Improved visibility of trailers and contents across facilities and the enterprise
  • Reduced costs associated with stock-outs and detention/demurrage
  • Efficient dock operations with timely loading and unloading of trailers
  • Improved fulfillment with integrated warehousing and transportation 

Oracle Yard Management is available now.

> Click Here to Learn More 

Wednesday Nov 12, 2014

Shale Oil & Gas Producers Transform Supply Chains

As the world price of oil approached and exceeded $100 per barrel, the economics of energy production using advanced technologies became more attractive. In the United States, thanks to technological innovations in extraction of hydrocarbons from shale (fracking), we have a boom in natural gas and oil production. However, this increase in supply is putting pressure on prices and oil has now fallent in to the mid $80 range.  This is causing a major profit squeeze for producers and they are looking at ways become more efficient.

Steve Banker of ARC Research has been looking into this problem. In a recent article for logisticsviewpoint.com, he says:

"In the process of doing research in this area—I talked to 45 subject matter experts on this value chain—I came to the conclusion that the single biggest opportunity to improve cash flows in this value chain will be based on implementing a form of integrated business planning specific to shale oil & gas. Oracle and Accenture have teamed up to create a solution set for shale oil & gas focused on doing better integrated business planning. Oracle will focus on software, Accenture on change management and implementation."

You can read the entire article here: Declining Oil Prices makes it Imperative for Shale Oil Companies to improve their Value Chains.

Thursday Nov 06, 2014

Why You Should Start Getting Excited about PLM at OVCS 2015!

Registration for the U.S. Oracle Value Chain Summit Jan 26-29, 2015 in San Jose, California is well underway, and we have some interesting PLM presenters to look forward to already.  If you haven't signed up yet, do so before the end of this month to save $300 off the on-site registration price.

Here are some speakers in the PLM tracks to get excited about:
(You'll see them listed in the "Product Value Chain Solution Area," just in case you were hunting for them!)

McDonald's and Coca-Cola

Together for a delicious discussion about PLM in Consumer Goods companies, McDonald's and The Coca-Cola Company will share how...

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Monday Nov 03, 2014

Give Us Your Thoughts About Oracle Designs: Participate in the Onsite Usability Lab at OVCS 2015

Want to impress your colleagues? Your manager? Imagine being able to say to them "So, did I ever tell you about the time I helped Oracle design some of their hot applications?" Yes, that opportunity is coming up--at the Oracle Value Chain Summit!  The Oracle Applications User Experience team will host an onsite usability lab at the 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit. You can participate and give us your thoughts about proposed designs for Oracle Value Chain applications. Regardless of your job title, we can offer you a session that might interest you. Your feedback will directly affect the usability of Oracle applications to make them intuitive, easy to use. You’ll make a difference. And that should score you points with peers, friends, and family. 

When: Tuesday, January 27-Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center 

If you’re interested in participating, you must sign up in advance. Space is limited. Participation requires your company or organization to have a Customer Participation Confidentiality Agreement (CPCA) on file. Don’t have one? Let us know, and we’ll start the process. This event fills up quickly, and seats are limited. In order to reserve a spot for yourself and your colleagues, please email alisa.hamai@oracle.com with the subject line: OVCS 2015: Sign me up for Oracle User Feedback Sessions.

Want to learn more about Oracle Applications User Experience team? Visit www.oracle.com/usableapps.

This program is managed by Oracle Corporation. Participants will be selected and contacted directly by the members of Oracle Applications User Experience team for participation and scheduling.


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