Tuesday Feb 03, 2015

Mobility in Manufacturing: Points for Consideration

Clearly, we are living in a mobile world. At the 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit last week, if you looked in any session room or in the hallways, you could see people on their mobile devices doing things like checking email, tweeting, taking pictures and arranging their schedules. During the sessions, there were some fascinating presentations and demos across all Value Chain solution areas on using mobile technology to perform critical business tasks such as managing and maintaining remote assets, reporting equipment issues and providing status reports on inventory.

During one of the Manufacturing solution area keynotes, Mobility in Manufacturing, LNS Research President and Principal Analyst Matthew Littlefield presented on industry trends. He closed out the session with a few recommendations that companies might want to consider as they develop their mobile strategies:

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Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Closing Remarks on Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015

Wow, it’s hard to believe another Oracle Value Chain Summit has come and gone. What a whirlwind of a week! From Oracle’s Glenn Seninger’s Welcome on Monday afternoon to yesterday’s final track sessions, the San Jose Convention Center was thrumming with everything product and supply chain.  And it doesn't have to end here...

The entire Oracle team is thrilled and humbled by the outpouring of customer, sponsor, analyst, staff, and speaker support. We were delighted to see so many attendees this year, especially given the harsh weather conditions elsewhere making travel difficult. This community is clearly dedicated to forging new connections, sharing best practices, and exploring the future of value chain excellence.

Oracle’s CEO Mark Hurd perhaps said it best in his keynote on Tuesday morning: “I have incredible respect for people who actually run supply chains.” And for good reason. Supply chain leaders are at the forefront of...

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Tuesday Jan 20, 2015

Cloud: Arguably the biggest business trend at definitely the year’s biggest Oracle PLM event

Want to learn everything about what is possibly today’s biggest business trend? From board rooms to meeting rooms to business lunches, everyone is talking about the Cloud. Cloud computing has grown from a $77 billion market in 2010 to an estimated $210 billion in 2016. Oracle’s CEO Mark Hurd wrote last week about How Cloud Computing Is Revolutionizing Business and noted “Cloud computing is triggering a stunning shift in how businesses operate. I believe that the companies that will thrive in this new world will be those that embrace cloud computing”

So when it comes to PLM, what could a modernized product development function do for you, what does one look like, and how do you make it happen?...

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Thursday Jan 15, 2015

New Interactive E-Book for Value Chain Execution

This interactive E-Book highlights how Oracle Value Chain Execution solutions can help you manage today’s logistics and compliance challenges. Flip through it and discover a new Yard Management solution, as well as Oracle Cloud offerings for Transportation and Global Trade Management.

Click here for the E-Book

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


Monday Jan 12, 2015

New solution from Oracle for project managers and planners to enhance collaboration and decision-making

When most people think of a supply chain they think of a manufacturing supply chain where a product is designed an launched and built thousands or millions of times. But there is also a section of industry where the products are one-off, very complex, and are only built one time. These are project supply chains.  Traditional manufacturing supply chains are well understood and well supported by supply chain software. Project supply chains are understood, but have not been well supported by software tools.

Project managers have traditionally used PERT and GANTT chart software (like Oracle Primavera) to manage their projects, but they haven't had access to modern supply planning tools like Oracle ASCP or inventory optimization tools.  This is no longer a problem, as Oracle has introduced the Oracle solution for Project-Driven Supply Chain. The new solution integrates Oracle Value Chain Planning and Oracle's Primavera project portfolio management solutions to help organizations better align material planning, decision-making, and execution throughout the project lifecycle.

By integrating Oracle Value Chain Planning and Oracle's Primavera project portfolio management solutions to deliver complete visibility into projects, the new initiative helps organizations balance and adjust material and manufacturing capacity decisions to better adhere to project milestones and avoid unexpected delays and costs. In addition, integration with Oracle E-Business Suite allows team members to make preemptive and accurate project decisions regarding schedule delays, cost overruns, or wastage by providing a real-time view into business information, including interactive charts and metrics.

For more information on this new solution, check out the whitepaper, and the solution overview.

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

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