Thursday Oct 31, 2013

Join us! Oracle Manufacturing Industries Forum, Chicago Thurs. Nov.14'13

Attend the 6th Annual Manufacturing Forum at the Westin River North in Chicago, Nov 14, 2013. Hear from top executives on how they navigated the road to transformation.

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Thursday Oct 24, 2013

Oracle Global Trade Management LinkedIn Group

We created a new Oracle Global Trade Management LinkedIn group.  If you're wondering what the latest trends are in the area of trade join today!

Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014 - Early Bird Registration Now Open

Get the Best Rate on the Biggest Supply Chain Event of the Year. Register Now and save $200.

Join more than 1,000 of your peers at the Value Chain Summit to learn how smart companies are transforming their supply chains into information-driven value chains. This unparalleled experience will give you the tools you need to drive innovation and maximize revenue.

Date: February 3-5, 2014
Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Click here to learn more

Thought-Leading Speakers
Top minds and tech experts across industries will share the secrets of their success, firsthand. Prepare to be inspired by speakers like Geoffrey Moore, business advisor to Cisco, HP, and Microsoft and best-selling author of six books, including Crossing the Chasm.

Customized Experiences
Choose from more than 200 sessions offering deep dives on every aspect of supply chain management: Product Value Chain, Procurement, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Value Chain Execution, and Value Chain Planning.

Unrivaled Insight & Solutions
Hands-on workshops, product demonstrations, and interactive breakouts will showcase new value chain solutions and best practices to help you:
-  Grow profit margins
-  Build products – faster and cheaper
-  Expedite delivery
-  Increase customer satisfaction

You don't want to miss this once-a-year event.
Register Now to secure the Early Bird rate of $495 - the lowest price available.

Wednesday Oct 02, 2013

PeopleSoft 9.2 Supply Chain Management Training – Now Available

Who Should Consider Training?

The PeopleSoft 9.2 Supply Chain Management training is primarily intended for implementation project team members. Training is geared towards team members involved in new implementations, as well as new team members for existing implementations. For customers who are upgrading to Release 9.2 from a previous version of the product, the 'PeopleSoft Supply Chain Solutions 9.2 New Features' course is recommended.

The primary candidates for implementation training are configuration or functional implementers.  Ideally configuration implementers are dedicated business users who will manage the implementation project for a specific application. These dedicated business users need to understand the business requirements associated with setting-up the application. Other project team members that should consider training include: super users, business analysts, reporting specialists, and administrators.  

Implementation consultants, who are often employed by Oracle partners that provide implementation services, are also prime candidates for training.

When Should You Receive Training?

Project team training is critical at the start of a new implementation, including configuration training on the core application modules being implemented.   Early project team training is recommended to begin the process of aligning the expertise within your company, as well as with that of any consultants that may be assisting you.  One of the goals is to understand the functionality most relevant to complete your end-to-end business processes.  Other goals are to identify any additional development work that may be necessary to customize your applications and to ensure integration between different modules within the overall business process.

As for new team members, ideally they should be trained right away to help bring them up to speed so that they can start performing their job efficiently and effectively.

What will Training Help You Do?

Training can provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to ensure a smooth, rapid and successful implementation of your PeopleSoft applications in support of your organization’s financial management processes. This includes step-by-step instruction for implementing, using, and maintaining your applications. Training will also better help you understand the application and configuration options so that you can make improved decisions during implementation.

What Training is Available?

Courses are now available for most PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management applications.  Accelerated courses, which combine content from two courses, are also available for more experienced team members. Available courses include:


New Features and Delta Courses
PeopleSoft Supply Chain Solutions Rel 9.2 New Features


Primary Functional Training
PeopleSoft Purchasing Rel 9.2
PeopleSoft eProcurement Rel 9.2
PeopleSoft Inventory Rel 9.2

Accelerated Courses
PeopleSoft Purchasing / Inventory Accelerated Rel 9.2
PeopleSoft Purchasing / eProcurement Accelerated Rel 9.2


Where Can I Learn More?

-  See all of the available PeopleSoft 9.2 Supply Chain Management training

-  You can also watch a short video that provides an overview of the available PeopleSoft training.


Thursday Sep 26, 2013

Global Trade Management LinkedIn Group

Oracle Global Trade Management LinkedIn Group!

We've created a GTM LinkedIn Group so the entire GTM ecosystem can share experiences and get questions answered.

Join Today!

Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

New Aberdeen Whitepaper - Using PIM to Drive Business Performance

Inside and outside the corporate firewall, there has never been a greater demand for product data.

Download a free copy of the latest Aberdeen Group whitepaper entitled: “More Data, More Channels, Fewer Problems: Using PIM to Drive Business Performance” and discover how best-in-class companies that are leveraging PIM solutions are experiencing fewer product recalls, more perfect shipments, and higher levels of customer satisfaction.  

Find out how you can:

  • Speed time-to-market and reduce failure costs for new product introductions
  • Reduce stock-outs and eliminate under/over ordering with accurate product data
  • Reduce risk with improved management of product regulatory compliance
  • Improve customer service and enable a seamless multi-channel commerce experience
  • Leverage a cloud-based PIM solution as a lower cost, faster-deployment alternative

Click here to download the paper

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

Don't Miss Fusion Product Hub Sessions at OpenWorld 2013

Oracle OpenWorld is just a few days away. Interested in learning about Oracle's Fusion Product Hub solution? Then you won't want to miss the following sessions and demo pods, be sure to check them out.

CON9012 – Effective Multichannel Commerce with Product Information Management 
Featured Customer Speaker: Pampered Chef
5:00pm-6:00pm  @ Moscone West – 2009

CON8747 – Oracle Fusion Product Hub: The Foundation for your Enterprise Product Information Management
Featured Customer Speaker: O’Reilly Media
3:30pm-4:30pm  @ Moscone West – 2022

CON8991 – Enabling Commercialization for Your Product Value Chain with Oracle Product Hub
Featured Customer Speaker: NCH
12:30pm-1:30pm  @ Moscone West – 2011

Demo Pod:
Oracle Fusion Product Hub @ Workstation ID: W-0077 Moscone West

Friday Sep 13, 2013

Check out Distributed Order Orchestration Sessions at OpenWorld 2013

Travelling to San Francisco for this year's Oracle OpenWorld event?  Interested in learning about how you can improve your order orchestration and fulfillment operations?

Then you won't want to miss the following sessions featuring Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration.  Pre-register to ensure your spot!

CON4094: Real-Time Integration between ATG, Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration and ERP
Date: Monday, Sep 23, 2013 
Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Moscone West - 2011

CON8738: Beyond Order Orchestration: Plan & Execute with Allocation & Backlog Management
Date: Thursday, Sep 26
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Moscone West - 2022

CON8737: Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management: Overview, Strategy and Roadmap
Date: Monday, Sep 23
Time:  4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Location: Moscone West - 2003


Also be sure to visit the Oracle DemoGrounds and see Fusion DOO in action:

Distributed Order Orchestration & Global Order Promising – Demo ID: 3413   
Location:  Moscone West - W-001

Thursday Sep 12, 2013

Kraft Manages Transportation Requirements in Russia

Hear why Kraft Foods Russia chose Oracle Transport Management as their solution to control and plan transportation processes.

Thursday Sep 05, 2013

OTM SIG YouTube page

Check out the OTM SIG YouTube page.  Great videos from Strategy, Kraft, and many others.  If you want to know why Oracle is #1 in Transportation and Logistics check out this page!   

Thursday Aug 29, 2013

Attending Oracle OpenWorld?

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You are cordially invited to attend this wildly-popular, annual event at Oracle OpenWorld 2013. This year's Supply Chain Management Reception will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

This year's event is being held at John Colins Cocktails. John Colins is located about 2 blocks from Moscone Center and offers a uniquely San Francisco environment where you can mix and mingle with all of your supply chain friends and colleagues.

So escape the OpenWorld crowds for awhile and join us at John Colins Cocktails! This event Sold Out two years in a row and space is again limited soRegister Today.

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Tuesday Aug 27, 2013

Is Procurement Automation Effective? What Procurement Leaders Say

Is Procurement Automation effective?  Well that depends on if you are a Procurement Leader or content to be less than stellar.  According to a recent study by IBM, The 2013 Chief Procurement Officer Study, top performers found Procurement technology solutions to be between 97-99% effective depending on the solution.  Most compelling was Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) with 94% of top performers finding SRM to be Above Average or Excellent in effectiveness followed closely by Contract Management.

The conclusion by IBM, "Top performers are, by a considerable margin, more adept than underperformers is using procurement technologies."

How can procurement technologies help you to become a top performer? 

Friday Aug 23, 2013

Strong growth in SCM and TMS specifically

Top 20 SCM software suppliers, 2013

The market for supply chain management software continued to grow in 2012, with strong growth predicted for the future, too.
By Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor
July 01, 2013

The market for supply chain management software, maintenance and services continued its upward trajectory in 2012, generating $8.3 billion in 2012, including applications for procurement software. That figure represents a 7.1% increase over 2011 revenues, according to Chad Eschinger, vice president of supply chain for research firm Gartner.

Tuesday Aug 13, 2013

Oracle Unveils Oracle Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile for Agile

Oracle Unveils Oracle Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile for Agile
We're pleased to feature a blog entry by guest author John Kelley, vice president of product value chain strategy, Oracle 

There’s no doubt that the workforce is becoming more mobile with every passing day. And while the mobile workforce offers organizations many benefits, it can pose a challenge to effectively managing complex product lifecycle processes.

To address this challenge and enhance decision making and productivity across the entire lifecycle of a product, Oracle today announced Oracle’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile for Agile.  Part of Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management, the new mobile application enables users to quickly, easily and securely access PLM data from any location on their iPad and turn it into valuable and actionable insights. Or in other words, say goodbye to approval bottlenecks!

Built on Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile, the new Oracle PLM Mobile for Agile application supports strategic and operational decision making and also enables partners to quickly and easily develop and expand applications and processes for Agile PLM customers. With access to comprehensive features and capabilities, users can securely review, respond and react to a broad range of Agile PLM Product Management Workflows. This includes default and configured:

  •  PLM change orders and change requests from a range of sources including engineering, manufacturing, packaging and document.
  •  PLM quality issue workflows including customer complaints, field requests and problem reports.
  •  PLM quality management workflows including corrective action and preventative action (CAPA) processes.
  •  PLM supplier quality workflows including Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR) and Non-Conformance Reports (NCR).

In addition, Oracle Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile for Agile enables users to initiate, execute and manage report quality issues and process flows by providing the mobile capabilities needed to:

  •  Input audit findings and issues on-site, with dynamic links to product quality information and status.
  •  Take advantage of cameras within mobile devices to record dynamic views of any findings as supporting evidence.
  •  Initiate related NCR, problem reports, SCAR, and corrective action requests (CAR), during the audit process.

Last but not least, the new release also supports organizations with outsourced manufacturing and process suppliers by enabling them to conduct on-site supplier audits with access to the product record as needed to manage the process, hasten finding resolution and approve certification.

The combination of all the new capabilities makes it easier than ever to securely access and manage PLM data at any time or from any location. To see how Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile can help your organization, please watch the demo video.

Monday Aug 05, 2013

Missed the Order Fulfillment Webcast? Watch the Replay!

If you missed the “Discover the Key to Profitable Order Fulfillment” webcast held on July 22, not to worry, you can still catch the replay.  Click here to watch the webcast.

Hear Steve Banker, Service Director for Supply Chain Management at the ARC Advisory Group, discuss how distributed order management solutions can help companies transform their fulfillment operations to gain greater supply chain visibility, improve order profitability, and increase customer service levels and satisfaction.

You can also download a free copy of Steve’s ARC Advisory Research Brief on Oracle’s Distributed Order Orchestration solution. Read how Boeing is leveraging the solution to automate their proposal and order management processes and achieve serious reductions in order cycle times. 


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