Thursday Nov 19, 2015

New SCM Cloud Plan to Produce Materials Available

In a recent press release, Oracle announced the availability of two new SCM cloud products, Oracle Manufacturing Cloud and Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud. These two products, together with Inventory and Cost Management Cloud, form Oracle’s Plan to Produce solution, a comprehensive and integrated suite of supply chain cloud applications. They are designed to help industrial manufacturing and high technology companies achieve manufacturing excellence while avoiding the costs of expensive hardware and system management overhead. Plan to Produce provides integrated planning, manufacturing, and supply chain materials management with embedded analytics, and outstanding ease of use, enhancing user productivity. Desktop, tablet, mobile, scanning and social technologies are combined to provide a state-of-the-art cloud solution for manufacturing companies.

Check out the new material available on Oracle’s Plan to Produce solution:

Wednesday Nov 11, 2015

SCM Cloud Article in SearchManufacturingERP

Check out this recent article by David Essex with SearchManufacturingERP. It showcases the latest SCM Cloud offerings and explains how Oracle cloud ERP is branching out into manufacturing, as well as supply and demand planning. Click here to read the full article.

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Friday Oct 23, 2015

Planning + Manufacturing=Plan to Produce in the Cloud

Check out this new overview video featuring Oracle SCM Cloud's Plan to Produce solution, which combines the planning capabilities available in Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud with the manufacturing capabilities in Oracle Manufacturing Cloud. Let us know what you think!

Thursday Aug 06, 2015

National Oilwell Varco Uses Oracle for Engineer-to-Order Manufacturing

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is a manufacturing company that provides tools, advanced equipment, technical expertise, and operational support to the drilling and production industry. The company operates three lines of business:

1. NOV Rig Systems and Aftermarket makes and supports the world’s most advanced drilling solutions.
2. NOV Completion & Production Solutions helps well intervention service providers and oil and gas producers complete projects on target, delivering new levels of productivity.
3. NOV Wellbore Technologies integrates people, products, and technology to help producers reach new levels of efficiency and productivity, and enhance drilling performance at the rig─both on-land and offshore. It includes six lines of business: Tuboscope, WellSite Services, IntelliServ, Drilling and Intervention, Dynamic Drilling Solutions, and Grant Prideco.

NOV uses Oracle to deliver engineered-to-order products on time and under budget. In addition, NOV used Oracle to create supply chain dashboards to support the manufacturing-based business, helping to avoid production delays and ensure timely and on-budget completion of customer orders. To find out more about how National Oilwell Varco is using Oracle, check out this video and read this customer success story.

Monday Aug 03, 2015

Lifecell Implements Oracle Process Manufacturing

LifeCell, a leading developer of innovative tissue regeneration products for use in the reconstructive and orthopedic surgical procedures, has implemented Oracle Process Manufacturing and Oracle EBS 12.1.3 to redesign and streamline business processes and ensure regulatory compliance and traceability. Click here to read the complete story.

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Wednesday Jul 08, 2015

New! Manufacturing Solution Space

Oracle has developed a one-stop shop for the most comprehensive source of Modern Manufacturing content where you can learn how to streamline your entire production cycle using Oracle’s Manufacturing solutions. Find everything you need from demos, customer success stories, upcoming events, and more. Browse this brand new solution space here

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Thursday Jun 11, 2015

New Video on Oracle In-Memory Cost Management Solutions

Oracle In-Memory Cost Management solutions allow businesses to drive their strategic cost management objectives by helping to maximize gross margins and gross profits, optimize product cost structures through minimizing component costs, create profitable product mixes across their global operations, and find the right products to both increase penetration in existing markets and enter new markets. To find out more about these innovative new solutions, check out this new Oracle In-Memory Cost Management overview video:

Oracle In-Memory Cost Management solutions provide a bottom-up approach to maximizing profit and margins by enabling real-time insight into all aspects of cost management. Its extreme performance is possible because of the gamechanging technical innovations of the Oracle Database In-Memory option and Oracle Engineered Systems. For more information on these solutions, check out: Oracle In-Memory Cost Management for Discrete Industries and Oracle In-Memory Cost Management for Process Industries.

Monday Jun 08, 2015

Opportunities for Smarter Supply Chains

IndustryWeek just posted a byline article written by Oracle's Maha Muzumdar and Margie Steele. The article focuses on the Internet of Things and how smarter supply chains enabled by IoT can help manufacturers better understand their demand and inventory, accelerate innovation, and improve quality.  Click here for the complete article.

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Wednesday Mar 25, 2015

Suguna Foods Improves Production Control

Suguna Foods is one of the top-10 poultry companies worldwide. With an upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3, Suguna has standardized business processes, including sales, production, procurement, inventory, and poultry-health maintenance across 20,000 farms.

Oracle Process Manufacturing allows them to accurately calculate and capture actual batch-feed costs, providing the right amounts of ingredients required to produce the correct feed recipe for specific poultry types throughout their lifecycles. Click here for the story.

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Tuesday Mar 17, 2015

India-Based Poultry Producer Suguna Foods Manages Risk and Saves Costs with Oracle

Founded in 1984, Suguna Foods Ltd. is a leading producer of broiler chickens in India and is one of the top-10 poultry companies worldwide. With more than 60% of the country’s poultry produced through Suguna Foods’ contract-farming model, the company has helped to protect over 20,000 rural farmers from market risks, such as daily fluctuations in broiler pricing, to provide farmers with consistent incomes and improve their livelihoods. With the upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3, Suguna has realized a number of improvements including:[Read More]

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 with the subject line: OVCS 2015: Sign me up for Oracle User Feedback Sessions.

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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]

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