Jewell, Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle
Globalization, demand and cost volatility,
disruptions due to natural disasters, new fulfillment models, and mergers and acquisitions
are just some of the reasons that supply chains and their associated logistics
networks have become more complex. As a result, logistics professionals are
faced with the daunting challenge of designing an optimal logistics network
knowing that the best answer for today’s requirements is likely to be
insufficient in short order as changes arise.
While this situation is nothing new, there has
long been a need for logistics network scenario management, recent events ranging
from natural disasters (Icelandic
volcano, earthquake in Japan, Thailand flood) to workforce strikes, social
unrest and terrorist attacks have shown that sudden and
unforeseen disruptions to the supply chain can seriously impact a company’s
ability to meet demand and endanger its business operations.
To help organizations perform scenario
analysis, determine possible impacts on their logistics networks and plan
suitable responses, Oracle has introduced Oracle In-Memory Logistics Command Center, a fundamentally different way to address these business
challenges. Oracle In-Memory Logistics Command Center takes advantage of the unparalleled performance of Oracle Engineered Systems, including
Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, to deliver
accurate and detailed information on logistics that enables organizations to
perform rapid simulations and what-if analysis of their networks using
real-world operational data, rules and constraints.
With the ability to perform and analyze data
from multiple simulations in near real-time, customers can take a more powerful
approach to strategic and operational scenario management. This unique approach
not only helps improve supply chain resiliency, but also helps organizations
increase supply chain performance, cut costs and improve service levels.
Oracle continues to build out its application
portfolio with the latest generation of in-memory computing to help customers
make smarter decisions, reduce costs and accelerate time consuming workloads.
We know it’s all about performance, and with the release of Oracle In-Memory Logistics Command Center, we now have an answer to today’s most challenging logistics