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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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.


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]

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.


Tuesday Oct 14, 2014

Life Changing Analytics: Leveraging Data to Optimize Manufacturing Operations

A new report, commissioned by Wipro and published by the Economist Intelligence Unit titled "Manufacturing and the Data Conundrum: Too Much? Too Little? Or Just Right" examines how manufacturers are using integrated data collection and analysis to improve production throughput, reduce costs and improve quality. The research is based on a survey of 50 C-Suite executives from manufacturers in North America and Western Europe. The report revealed that while most manufacturing firms have greatly increased the volume of data they collect from the shop floor over the past two years, many are struggling to get the most out of it. Read on for more information on Oracle's Manufacturing Analytics.[Read More]

Tuesday Jul 08, 2014

Key SCM Initiatives Over Next Twelve Months Include Visibility, BI and Integrated Business Planning

Gartner, in conjunction with Supply Chain Digest, recently published their seventh annual supply chain study, which is based on survey input from almost 500 SC Digest readers. One of the more interesting charts in the report was named Supply Chain Digest's Supply Chain Graphic of the Week (posted below). This chart identifies the top key supply chain initiatives as:

1. Visibility
2. Enhanced business intelligence
3. Integrated business planning

These are three initiatives that are directly addressed with Oracle Supply Chain Management solutions, including Oracle Manufacturing Operations Center, Oracle Endeca, Oracle Manufacturing, Oracle Value Chain Planning and Oracle Agile PLM. For more information on this report, check out this Supply Chain Digest article: Insight from the 2014 Gartner Supply Chain Study. Are you hearing similar things from your customers? 

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Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

Lack of Transparency in the Supply Chain Results in Inconsistent Reporting on Conflict Minerals

May 31, 2014 was the official deadline for U.S.-listed companies to disclose use of conflict minerals to the SEC. Of the estimated 6,000 companies that were required to file audits of their tin, gold, tungsten or tantalum in their products, only 1,300 filed reports, and these results have revealed the ongoing challenges that many manufacturers are having complying with this legislation.

An article authored by IDC analyst Heather Ashton,"Conflict Minerals Reporting Passes a Notable Milestone" notes that many leading companies such as Intel, Apple and HP filed their reports ahead of the deadline, but other companies are struggling with trying to trace their supply chain back to raw materials, especially as many non-U.S. based suppliers have no legal requirement to comply with the law since they are not U.S.-listed companies. This has resulted in widely varying levels of reporting from company to company. Check out the full article here. Are your customers experiencing the same pains?

Monday May 19, 2014

Oracle Customers and Oracle SCM Applications Among the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award Winners

Oracle customers and Oracle SCM applications are well-represented among the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award winners. The Manufacturing Leadership Awards, now in their 10th year, honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Nominations are entered into specific categories and evaluated by a panel of expert judges. Winners within the Supply Chain Leadership category include Oracle customers Blue Bell Creameries, Cummins Inc., Emerson, Motorola and WMS Gaming. Oracle also won in this category for Logistics Supplier Collaboration, Transition Supply Chain and for the Oracle-Intel Lean Supply Chain Optimization Initiative. Read on for more about these awards and the winners.[Read More]

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

Built in Detroit: Shinola Brings Manufacturing Back to the U.S.A.

Manufacturing, across most verticals, is once again at a crossroads. Offshoring, nearshoring and outsourcing are all strategies that manufacturers adopted over the past decade or so, in order to increase the bottom line. However, we are starting to see the proverbial pendulum swing the other way. While profits have grown, there has been a cost, which includes the decline of the once mighty manufacturing center of Detroit. "Built in Detroit," an article published in a March 2014 issue of Time, features Shinola--a Detroit-based company established in 2012 to bring the art of watchmaking to the U.S., and is hoping to revive Detroit as a leading manufacturing center.

Read on and join the conversation! What do you think of what Shinola is doing? Is it practical? Will it work to revive Detroit? Let us know what you think in the comments section. 

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