Tuesday Oct 21, 2014

Business Enablement and Supply Chain Transformation at Land O’Lakes

An article published in this month's Consumer Goods Technology, entitled "Land O' Lakes Reinforces the Business Through IT", by Lisa Terry provides some great insights on how Land O' Lakes transformed their business and supply chain through IT leadership. Land O’Lakes, Inc. is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from farm production to consumer foods. 

 As the article states "Business processes are not the only thing that has changed at Land O’ Lakes. To make such a sizeable undertaking work, IT had to change too. As with many large companies, IT has played a supporting role, responding to specific requests for help. To ensure Project Bedrock’s success, IT needed to lead."    

Land O’Lakes implemented a broad array of products from Oracle’s product stack, including JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, Oracle Transportation Management and Demantra Demand Planning applications. The entire IT environment is now Oracle-based, serving as the foundation of all operations across all subsidiaries — Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField crop inputs business, and LAND O LAKES Dairy Foods.

Click here to read about how Land O’ Lakes transformed their business and supply chain through IT leadership.

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

Tuesday Oct 07, 2014

Don't Miss the Super Saver Rate for the 2015 Value Chain Summit

Are you planning to attend the Oracle Value Chain Summit in San Jose next January?  If you are but have yet to register, you may want to do so before Friday, October 10, that way you can take advantage of the Super Saver Rate and save $400.00 off the registration cost.

The OVCS is really 7 Summits in 1, so you can choose from more than 150 sessions offering deep dives on every aspect of supply chain management: Product Value Chain, Value Chain ExecutionValue Chain PlanningProcurement, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Cross Value Chain

Attend and you’ll learn about the latest industry trends, best practices, case studies, and product strategy insights.

Click here to register today.

Click here to learn more about the Summit 

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



Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

Want In Depth Information on Oracle Value Chain? Subscribe to the Newsletter

The September 2014 edition of Oracle’s quarterly Modern Supply Chain Management newsletter is here.

This newsletter reaches over 180K global subscribers and includes a summary of the latest Value Chain product information.  This is a great source of consolidated information.  Topics include:  Events, News, Press Releases, Training, Customer Stories and more.

This link will take you to the current edition and allow you to subscribe or forward the newsletter.

Friday Sep 12, 2014

What Not to Miss at Oracle OpenWorld SCM Central

Will you be at Oracle OpenWorld 2014?  Do you plan to visit SCM Central taking place at The Westin Market Hotel? Are you wondering what to see focus on during the event?  If so, be sure to check out this quick video which highlights the SCM activities to focus on while in San Francisco.  

The SCM lineup includes SVP Rick Jewell’s Executive Keynote, 60+ sessions, a self paced iPad solution experience area, demo pods, a Meet the SCM Experts area, three SCM receptions and much more.

Click here to watch the video.

Visit the SCM Central at OpenWorld page.

Learn more about Oracle Supply Chain solutions.



Tuesday Sep 02, 2014

How PepsiCo/Frito-Lay uses Oracle Trade Promotions Optimization

Check out this latest video in which Boyd Smythe, Senior Director of Analytics, discusses how PepsiCo/Frito-Lay uses Oracle Trade Promotions Optimization to make big improvements in trade promotions leading to improved ROI on trade spend and increased earnings.

Click here to learn more about Oracle's Value Chain Planning solutions.

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Sunday Aug 24, 2014

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit

Need justification to attend the 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit? Check out these Top Ten Reasons you should register now for this event![Read More]

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Registration Open for 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit

Registration has opened for the Oracle Value Chain Summit, taking place January 26-28 in San Jose, California. Register now and take advantage of the Super Saver rate of only $495 (a $400 savings from the regular registration rate), good through September 26. Click here to register today, or to check out further information about the Summit. Keynote speakers to the 2015 event include former 49ers quarterback Steve Young and leading green business expert and author of the best-selling Green to Gold, Andrew Winston.

Friday Aug 15, 2014

Watch an End to End Value Chain Demo

Ever wonder how Oracle’s Value Chain solutions can deliver end to end value?

Check out this demo video which outlines how Oracle solutions can improve business processes from product development through planning and across logistics for flawless execution.

Click here to watch the video.    

Click here to learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management solutions.

Thursday Aug 14, 2014

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015 - Call for Papers is Now Open!

The 3rd annual Oracle Value Chain Summit will take place during January 26 - 28, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center

Do you have a compelling story to share with your supply chain colleagues? The Call for Papers for this must-attend supply chain and product lifecycle management event is now open, so be sure to submit your session abstract before the deadline date of Monday, August 25, 2014.

All chosen speakers will receive a complimentary pass to the event.

Click here to submit your session abstract.   

Tuesday Jul 22, 2014

Supply Chain Management Reception at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Are you attending this year’s Oracle OpenWorld event in San Francisco, September 28 – October 2?

If so, you are invited to attend the wildly-popular Supply Chain Management Reception.

Date:  Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Location: The City Club of San Francisco
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The City Club of San Francisco is the city’s premier business and social club, known for its inspired art deco surroundings, impeccable service and outstanding cuisine. Talented jazz vocalist Lori Carsillo will provide entertainment throughout the evening and a professional cigar roller will be available to roll a cigar especially for you.

Escape the OpenWorld crowds to mix and mingle with your supply chain friends and colleagues.

Seating is extremely limited so please register early.

Click here to learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management solutions.

Monday Jul 14, 2014

Harnessing Big Data in the Retail / CPG Supply Chain

Oracle offers a breakthrough in computing performance needed for addressing the most challenging demand and replenishment planning for Retail/CPG supply chains. This is the result of bringing together hardware and software engineered together to provide extreme data throughput performance.

The result is reduced planning cycle time and data latency; increased application availability and transaction scalability; increased user satisfaction via improved response time; and lower total cost of ownership and faster time to value.

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Tuesday Jul 08, 2014

Transform Your Traditional Supply Chain to Achieve Superior Financial Performance


An efficient, integrated value chain can be your key to gaining and maintaining competitive advantage and boosting profitability.

Download your copy of the joint Managing Automation and Oracle whitepaper, Value Chain Innovation: Transforming Traditional Supply Chains to Achieve Superior Financial Performance, and see what leading companies are gaining from the transformation.


Discover how you can:

- Speed time-to-market for new product innovation
- Align demand, product, and supply processes for increased value
- Reduce risk with improved agility to cope with changing environments
- Deliver greater customer value and achieve higher profit margins

See how a value chain approach can transform and optimize your traditional supply chain. Checkout this infographic and download the whitepaper.

Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

A Successful World Cup Kick-Off

John Murphy, Supply Chain Product Marketing, Oracle

On Sunday, July 13th, when the final whistle is blown to bring the World Cup to a close in the Estádio Maracanã and the fans start their journeys home from Rio de Janeiro, many supply chain practitioners will breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Major corporations and businesses in the host cities of the World Cup in Brazil will have been preparing for the tournament from the moment it was announced that the country would host the world’s biggest sporting event. They will no doubt also have been running rigorous planning and forecasting exercises over recent weeks to make sure they can capitalize on the opportunities that will open up to them as roughly three million football fans descend upon Brazil over the course of the 32 day tournament.

As always, the World Cup promises to unify people from all over the world for a few unforgettable weeks this summer. However, with fans from so many nations attending, and games set to take place across such a wide geographical region, the experience will be anything-but unified for businesses looking to make the most of the tournament. These companies will need to be able to target potential customers based not only on their countries of origin, spoken languages and cultures, but also on the teams they support and the cities they are visiting. At the same time, they will need to segment their supply chains to generate opportunities with as many of these fans over as short a time-period as possible.

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Wednesday Jun 25, 2014

Dates Announced for Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015!

Join thousands of professionals at the third annual Oracle Value Chain Summit, hosted next year January 26 - 28, 2015.  This must-attend supply chain and product lifecycle management event of the year will be located in the San Jose Convention Center, just as the very successful 2014 event.  More details will be coming shortly.  To be the first in-the-know, sign up here to get notified by email when registration opens.


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