Friday Apr 04, 2014

Oracle Named a Leader in Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

Over the last 20 years, Supply Chain Planning has matured from a niche process for early adopters to an integral and indispensable strategic tool for competing in the global marketplace. Supply Chain Planning practices are now critical for ensuring high customer service levels at the lowest possible cost, in a business climate characterized by increased demand volatility and supply chain complexity. [Read More]

Thursday Jul 18, 2013

Transform Your Value Chain with Oracle’s Latest In-Memory Applications

By Rick Jewell, Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle

Complex and changing. These are perhaps not the words you want to hear, but they describe the reality of modern supply chains. The more complex things get, the more difficult it becomes to understand the impact of changes and make the right decisions in a timely fashion. Also, the degree of planning difficulty increases with the continuously expanding volume of supply chain data.

All too often, outdated planning processes and disconnected planning systems are simply not adequate. Without the right systems in place, planners can’t get a complete view of activities, let alone analyze them in real time to help ensure informed decision making. The result: their organizations get left behind.

To overcome these problems, many companies are looking to Oracle Value Chain Planning as they look to improve the efficiency and reliability of their global supply chains and transform them to demand-driven value chains. Oracle has released two new Oracle In-Memory Applications, Oracle In-Memory Consumption-Driven Planning and Oracle In-Memory Performance-Driven Planning that will help those efforts. These In-memory applications help companies plan more complex value chains, more frequently, to a greater level of detail, and help make more informed decisions faster. This step change is accomplished by engineering the applications specifically to take full advantage of the unique features of Oracle Engineered Systems to dramatically improve the performance of existing planning processes and enable new processes that were not previously feasible.

Additionally, with an expanding range of next generation in-memory applications, Oracle is able to deliver unparalleled performance for a wide range of business processes that help organizations realize a range of benefits from improved efficiency and lower costs to enhanced reliability and profitable growth. In current business conditions, it’s simple to see these are the kinds of benefits any organization would welcome.

Monday Feb 18, 2013

Value Chain Planning Summit a Rousing Success

The first ever Oracle Value Chain Planning summit, which took place as part the early February Oracle Value Chain Summit in San Francisco, was a blow-out success. Over two hundred Oracle VCP customers attended. There wasn't a meeting room large enough, so the VCP pillar sessions were presented in the Grand Ballroom.[Read More]

Tuesday Jul 24, 2012

Gartner Analyst to talk about Integreted Business Planning

Join Oracle on August 21st at 9AM PST / 12PM EST for an exclusive webcast on Integrated Business Planning featuring Tim Payne, Research Director, Gartner and Randall Wood, Vice President of Leggett Business System Office, Leggett & Platt.

Featured speaker, Tim Payne, will present Gartner’s view of how Sales and Operations planning is moving to Integrated Business Planning (IBP). He will the seven building blocks for IBP and best practices for firms at all stages of the journey. He will also discuss required governance changes as S&OP matures from Supply Chain to Business Planning, and Supply Chain Performance Management matures to Business Performance Management.

In the second half of the webcast, Randall Wood will explain how Leggett & Platt managed steady growth and continual financial improvement, by implementing a strategy of improving and linking financial and operations planning systems. Mr. Wood will discuss how Leggett & Platt has been able to manage global economic uncertainty and volatility, agilely responding to events, and capitalize on strategic opportunities.

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Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

May 1st Webinar will hightlight S&OP in Medical Devices Industry

ICU Medical a supplier of medical devices used in vascular therapy, oncology and critical care applications, will be featured on a public Webcast, May 1st at 10 a.m. PDT where they will discuss how they substantially improved forecast cycle time, efficiency, and accuracy.

Kathleen Apalatea, Senior Forecasting-S&OP Analyst will discuss building their S&OP platform, which included Oracle Demantra Demand Management, Oracle Demantra Sales and Operations Planning, Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center, and Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning.

To attend this webinar, register using this link: Performance Driven Supply Chains in the Life Sciences Industry with Sales and Operations Planning.

Tuesday Apr 17, 2012

Cabot Microelectronics to Outline Success with Integrated Business Planning

Business today runs at the speed of information. Unfortunately, the information used in most companies' Finance and Operations functions are not particularly speedy ,nor are they aligned.  Finance often uses a monthly closing, and Operations is continually reacting to supply chain inputs. Is there any wonder that financial goal are often missed?

Modern firms have invested in financial planning systems, and sales and operations systems, but few know if their financial plan is achievable in the real world of operations, and when changes are made in supply chain execution, even fewer know the financial impact of those changes. Integrated Business Planning brings all of these departments into alignment. It focuses on developing and measuring common metrics that drive business success – allowing companies to proactively drive towards their financial goals rather than be reactive.

Attend a live webcast Wednesday, April 19th, at 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT to hear Laura Ortega, Business Systems Analyst – Finance & Procurement and Anita Schmall, Manager, Global Business Applications, of Cabot Microelectronics discuss how they brought their financial and operational planning together, achieving better operational resultsng.

Register for this event using this link..

Wednesday Jan 25, 2012

Land O’Lakes uses Oracle’s Demantra software to anticipate market demand and increase margins

Every year, twelve billion pounds of milk turn into 12 billion dollars at Land O'Lakes, the 90-year old butter producer from Minnesota. In 2010 Land O'Lakes deployed Oracle Demantra demand management and saw their forecast accuracy rise from 40% to 70%, with big reductions in inventory and improvements in sales. You can read about this transformation in the Oracle Profit Magazine article: "Land O’Lakes uses Oracle’s Demantra software to anticipate market demand and increase margins."

Demand planning isn't the only Oracle tool in use at Land O'Lakes, they also use Trade Promotion Management.  On February 22, 2012 Jeanine Viani, Director of Supply Chain and Dustin Braun, Manager of Supply Chain Strategy and Applications from Land O’ Lakes will discuss Demantra Demand Managment and Trade Promotions Management on a webcast.

Use this link to register and attend the presentation.

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