By John Murphy on Oct 24, 2013
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
Click here to download the paper
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
Oracle Fusion Product Hub @ Workstation ID: W-0077 Moscone West
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
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?
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:
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:
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.
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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The response was tremendous to our recent webinar with Chris Sawchuck from The Hackett Group along with Chris Nelms of Ameren. Lots of great information along with some interesting questions some of which we captured here. If you are interested in trends and solutions for procurement you need to view the webinar replay here or download The Hackett Group Report: Key Procurement Issues for 2013.
Of the borders you discussed: process, geography and information, which presents the greatest challenges?
Chris Sawchuck: Overall we’ve made good strides in process and geography. Information, it’s the biggest challenge and also the biggest opportunity. The future of procurement is a lot about the information and the intelligence we can provide to our internal stakeholders. Our ability to harness all the aspects and turn that into intelligence that our businesses can turn around and make decisions against. How do we get our arms around all the sources of information that exist in systems both inside our companies and outside our companies as well as with the people? We need to capture this information and use it to enable the business processes that we have.
What were the biggest challenges around implementing your procurement system?
Chris Nelms: The people aspect was the biggest problem. We were able to keep the issues closed which helped. Once we decided on something we didn’t change our mind, despite pushback. That combined with trying to keep everything vanilla without a lot of customization.
What are some of the key ways companies have used to break down geographic borders to implement common processes when underlying legal systems vary greatly?
Chris Sawchuck: What I’ve seen companies do is come together to design processes in a more common way, center led. And it’s important to involve all stakeholders including finance and audit groups along with procurement. And then go out to the business and look for exceptions that can be approved exceptions. Versus having the variables that tend to exist in many organizations.
What approach did you take with suppliers to get them to use your supplier portal?
Chris Nelms: For iSupplier portal it benefits us both. It streamlines the flow and it’s really easy to use. They pick up their PO, they get a pdf of the order. We can reduce the cycle time and pay them within the agreed upon terms. Eventually you start building it into the contracts, you’re going to use iSupplier Portal.
Last week Oracle and Kalypso jointly held a webcast showcasing some of the inspiring ways companies leverage Agile Product Lifecycle Management applications as a foundation for comprehensive Enterprise Quality Management. If you happened to miss it, don't fret! The webcast is now available On-Demand.
Why should you watch this webcast?
Product quality is a powerful differentiator: surveys consistently prove it is a top influence in consumer buying decisions. And since technology has made quality ratings so easily accessible to the market, companies are under increasing pressure to ensure the highest possible quality and to resolve issues quickly. But many companies are not fully equipped to manage this dynamic. Is your organization prepared to confidently design quality and compliance into your new products, and quickly access, analyze and resolve problems when they surface anywhere in your value chain? To prevent poor quality from affecting great products, leading brands take a comprehensive approach to managing both supplier and product quality, deploying Product Quality Management (PQM) solutions as a part of their overall Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) roadmap. Please take a moment to watch this On-Demand Product Quality Webcast with speakers Joe Erickson of Oracle and Fred Brown of Kalypso featuring an informative discussion on how Agile PLM and PLM for Process can help your company prepare for and manage your product quality and regulatory requirements.
There's even a special offer included in the webcast... watch it today to find out!
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