Thursday Apr 11, 2013

Warehouse Management overview on YouTube

Learn more about Oracle's E-Business Suite solution for warehouse management. 

Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

Emerson, APL Logistics, GE Appliances, JM Smucker,...

These are just a few of the companies that will be presenting at the Value Chain Summit Feb 4-6 in San Francisco.  Register today!

Monday Nov 19, 2012

Supply Chain & Logistics 2012

Supply Chain and Logistics Summit North America brings together senior professionals who are seeking out the latest supply chain management practices.  Oracle will be on-hand to present a general session and meet with customers.   Please consider attending.

Monday Oct 29, 2012

Value Chain Execution E-Book

Taking a smart approach to logistics – from streamlining transport networks and global trade management, to optimizing everyday warehouse operations – can simultaneously reduce costs and maximize competitive advantage.

Download your exclusive Oracle e-book, Oracle Value Chain Execution: Reinventing Logistics Excellence, to learn why our world-leading, unified solution is relied on by market-leading companies across the planet.

Discover how it can help you:
  • Drive business agility, scalability and innovation
  • Reduce costs and increase efficiency
  • Enhance visibility, productivity and inventory accuracy
  • Simplify compliance and mitigate risk
  • Measure and boost customer satisfaction
See what reinventing logistics excellence could mean for your organization.

Monday Oct 22, 2012

Oracle Leader in Transportation Management

Oracle Named a Leader in the Transportation Management Systems Market by Leading Analyst Firm

Redwood Shores, Calif. – October 15, 2012

News Facts

Gartner, Inc. has placed Oracle Transportation Management in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2012 report, “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems (TMS).” (1)
Gartner Magic Quadrants position vendors within a particular market segment based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision.
According to the report, “Multiple subcomponents make up a comprehensive TMS across planning (for example, load consolidation, routing, mode selection and carrier selection) and execution (for example, tendering loads to carriers, shipment track and trace, and freight audit and payment).”
Built on modern, flexible, Internet based architecture, Oracle Transportation Management is a global transportation and logistics operations system that allows companies to minimize cost, optimize service levels, support sustainability initiatives, and create flexible business process automation within their transportation and logistics networks.
With a share of 26% of worldwide software revenue for 2011, Oracle is also number one in TMS vendor share according to Gartner’s report, “Market Trends: A Golden Opportunity in the Transportation Management System Market, 2012 – 2016.” (2)

Supporting Quote

“Shippers and logistics service providers face increasingly complex challenges as they try to reduce costs, secure capacity and improve overall freight efficiency,” said Derek Gittoes, vice president, logistics product strategy, Oracle. “We believe our high standing in both Gartner reports is a reflection of Oracle’s commitment to addressing these challenges by delivering the industry’s broadest and deepest transportation management platform. With a flexible and modern platform, we are able to support customers with both basic transportation needs, as well as those with highly complex logistics requirements.”

Supporting Resources

(1) Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems,” by C. Dwight Klappich, August 23, 2012

(2) Gartner, Inc., “Market Trends: A Golden Opportunity in the Transportation Management System Market, 2012 – 2016,” by Chad Eschinger and C. Dwight Klappich, September 24, 2012.

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Tuesday Sep 25, 2012

Enterprise Trade Compliance: Changing Trade Operations around the World

We live in a world of incredible bounty and speed where any product can be delivered anywhere on earth. However, our world is also filled with challenges for business – where volatility, uncertainty, risk, and chaos are our daily companions. To prosper amid the realities of this new world, organizations cannot rely on old strategies; they need new business models.

Key trends within the global economy are mandating that companies fully integrate global trade management best practices within broader supply chain management strategies, rather than simply leaving it as a discrete event at the end of the order or procurement cycle.

To explain, many companies face a complicated and changing compliance environment. This is directly linked to the speed and configuration of the supply chain, particularly with the explosion of new markets, shorter service cycles and ship times, accelerating rates of globalization and outsourcing, and increasing product complexity and regulation.


Monday Sep 10, 2012

ARC write-up on the OTM SIG

ARC write-up on the recent OTM SIG event.

The Oracle Transportation Management Special Interest Group (OTM SIG) hosted its 6th annual user conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 13-15, 2012. This independently run conference drew almost 400 attendees, predominantly Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) users. It featured four concurrent tracks that included both functionally and technically focused presentations. The tracks included a number of informative presentations by OTM users from various industries. These discussed the users' implementations, current usage, and future plans for OTM within their organizations. ARC Advisory Group found ConAgra's and Mutual Materials' presentations on OTM adoption and Kraft's presentation on the company's use of Fusion Transportation Intelligence particularly informative.

Complete ARC write-up

Monday Aug 27, 2012


Join Oracle SCM at ScopeWest, newly renamed ScopeFall. SCM experts will be in attendance to answer questions and show the latest in SCM software developments.

Tuesday Jul 31, 2012

GrowHow Selects Oracle for Supply Chain Management

GrowHow Selects Oracle Supply Chain Solution to Improve Operational Efficiency in an Increasingly Competitive Market

UK’s Premier Fertiliser Manufacturer and a Major Supplier to the Process Chemicals Industry to Implement Oracle Solution

GrowHow, a UK manufacturer and supplier of nitrogen based chemicals, ammonium nitrate and compound fertilizers and a major supplier to the process chemicals industry, has selected key applications from the Oracle Supply Chain Management solution to gain visibility and control of its fulfillment operations and to improve operational effectiveness.     Read more...

Monday Jul 16, 2012

Coca Cola Standardizes Transportation with Oracle

The Coca Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, serving consumers in more than 200 countries. Coca Cola’s Commercial Products Supply group processes more than 400 daily shipments and is responsible for millions of cases in addition to more than 1,000 points of delivery, 4,000 finished goods, and 5,000 ingredients and packaging materials worldwide.

Globally, Coca Cola did not have a standard process for managing transportation. It also needed a better understanding of its freight costs to make decisions that would support its Coca ColaVision 2020 business strategy goals, including reducing inventory and increasing sales volume each year. Read More

Monday Jun 25, 2012

Oracle Transportation User Conference Agenda Released

The Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) User Conference agenda is now available.  

The event brings together users, implementers and prospective customers of OTM.  

The event is held annually in Philadelphia with this year's event taking place August 12 - 15.  

Follow one of the links to see the complete agenda and to register to attend.

Tuesday Jun 12, 2012

New Procurement Report for Transportation Sourcing

Welcome to our fourth annual transportation procurement benchmark report. American Shipper, in partnership with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), surveyed roughly 275 transportation buyers and sellers on procurement practices, processes, technologies and results.

Some key findings:

Manual, spreadsheet-based procurement processes remain the most prevalent among transportation buyers, with 42 percent of the total

Another 25 percent of respondents use a hybrid platform, which presumably means these buyers are using spreadsheets for at least one mode and/or geography

Only 23 percent of buyers are using a completely systems-based approach of some kind

Shippers were in a holding pattern with regards to investment in procurement systems the past year

Roughly three-quarters of survey respondents report that transportation spend has increased in 2012, although the pace has declined slightly from last year’s increases

Nearly every survey respondent purchases multiple modes of transportation

The number of respondents with plans to address technology to support the procurement process has increased in 2012. About one quarter of respondents who do not have a system report they have a budget for this investment in the next two years.

Tuesday Jun 05, 2012

TAKE Solutions Implements Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications for Leading Housewares Manufacturer

TAKE Solutions Ltd. [BSE: 532890 | NSE: TAKE], a leader in the Supply Chain Management and Life Sciences domains, today announced the successful implementation of Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications (MSCA®) for a leading manufacturer of household goods. Leveraging TAKE’s more than 15 years of expertise with the Oracle® E-business Suite products, the customer has achieved real-time inventory visibility into manufacturing, put-away and customer shipments. TAKE also implemented location control and cycle counting to provide additional visibility and inventory accuracy.

Wednesday May 30, 2012

Oracle Transportation Management User Conference

Join industry experts and over 200 Oracle OTM customers at this year's OTM Users Conference.  The event is again in Philadelphia and will run from August 12 - 15.   Follow this link to register.   

Monday May 14, 2012

Oracle at Gartner SCM event in Palm Desert - May 21 - 23

Oracle is sponsoring Gartner's SCM event in Palm Desert, CA next week.  Hear from VP of Product Strategy, Jon Chorley as he talks about Oracle's SCM strategy and position in the market.  For more information about this event visit the Gartner event site

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